Maple Walnut Scones

This past Saturday the friendly folks from Mountain Maple Products were selling their maple syrup at the market and I got a bit carried away leaving with a 4L bottle! Needless to say maple syrup will be a popular theme in our home for the next few weeks. The first maple inspired treat was an easy play on our Scone Mix.

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BCF Scone Mix
¾ cup cold, cubed butter
2 tbsp maple syrup
1 egg
>1 cup milk
1 cup chopped walnuts

Maple Glaze:
2 tbsp maple syrup
1 tbsp milk
1 cup icing sugar

Preheat oven to 400°F. Combine cold butter into the mix until it resembles coarse oatmeal (the butter chunks make the end scone nice and flaky). In a measuring cup beat the egg, maple syrup and just enough milk to bring the mixture to 1 cup. Add it to the batter and mix just until combined. Fold in the walnuts. Split the dough into 2 flattened balls and cut each into 8 wedges. Bake on a couple of parchment lined baking sheets for 15 minutes.

While scones cook mix the three glaze ingredients and drizzle over the scones once they have cooled. It’s also perfectly acceptable to dip your scone into the leftover glaze.