On The Menu: Maple Walnut Oat Scones
One morning last week I had a little free time so I thought I would try baking scones. This is my first time baking scones. They were surprisingly a lot easier to bake than I ever thought and they smell so good baking. The delicious smell of maple drifting out my kitchen is always something I will love. These scones are delicious and a friend who claims scones are one of her favorite foods claimed these were one of the best scones she had ever had.
2-3/4 cups all-purpose Flour
1/2 cup Regular Oats, Ground In Blender
1/3 cup Sugar
2 Tablespoons Baking Powder
1/4 teaspoon Salt
2 sticks (1 Cup) Cold Butter, Cut Into Cubes
1/2 cup Walnuts, Finely Chopped
3/4 cups Heavy Cream (more If Needed)
1 whole Egg
1 teaspoon Maple Extract
5 cups Powdered Sugar
1/4 cup Whole Milk
2 Tablespoons Melted Butter
4 teaspoons Maple Extract
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. In a large bowl, combine flour, ground oats, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Stir to combine.
3. Add butter pieces and use a pastry cutter to work the butter and dry ingredients together until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the chopped walnuts.
4. Whisk together the cream, egg, and 1 teaspoon maple extract. Pour into flour mixture, stirring gently, until it all comes together. (Mixture will not come together in one cohesive ball; it should be in a few large clumps with some crumbs in the bowl.) If it is overly crumbly and will not come together at all, add a couple of tablespoons of extra cream and work it in.
5. Turn the dough out onto a cutting board or floured surface and use your hands to press into a 6-to-8-inch circle about 3/4 inch thick. Cut into 8 equal wedges (or you can cut into smaller wedges to get more.) Transfer to a baking sheet lined with a baking mat or parchment and bake for 20-24 minutes, or until poufy and set and just barely golden. (Shouldn't have much color on them at all.) Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.
6. Combine all the icing ingredients. Make sure it's thick but still pourable. Drizzle a very generous amount on each one, then sprinkle on a few more chopped walnuts. Allow the icing to set completely, then serve.