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Maple Glazed Pecan Scones.

Our first decent coffee of a 6 week stay in California, Temple Coffee, Sacramento (a great stop for any European who finds themselves in the Sac, you won’t be disappointed). Let’s not get into what’s typically served at motels. Sufficient to say, we stopped drinking it!

Back at Temple, there were some mean treats to accompany those beans. Carrot cake or chocolate zucchini muffins; pecan scones with a maple glaze…

Now don’t get me wrong, those scones were delicious BUT you just can’t beat an English scone! Light and airy, breaks perfectly in two wherever you divide it, soft and spongy, a slight sweetness, but subtle. So I adapted them. Tested them. They’re 4th of July, Approved… Step aside American scone, the Brits are in the house!

Maple Glazed Pecan Scones

Californian Maple Glazed Pecan Scones, a delicious late night treat, perfect for outdoor parties

For the Scones

Makes about 20 mini scones, using a cutter 4 cm / 1½ inch diameter (I’m usually cooking for a crowd so I like to double this up):

– 225 g (4 ¼ dl / 2 cups) plain flour and 1 tbsp baking powder

– 25 g sugar (2 tbsp)

– ½ tsp salt

– 40 g butter (3 tbsp)

– 125 ml milk, and a little extra for the glaze (2/3 cup)

– 60 g (2 oz) of crushed pecans

 

Follow the method, and learn the tricks here: 3 Tricks to the Perfect English Scone

The crushed pecans should be added after the flour, sugar and butter has been rubbed together to resemble fine crumbs, and before the milk is poured in. 

Californian Maple Glazed Pecan Scones, a delicious late night treat, perfect for outdoor parties

For the Maple Glaze

You’ll need a whisk and a small, heavy saucepan (again, double up if you’ve doubled up the scone recipe):

1½ tbsp butter

1/8 cup dark brown sugar, firmly packed (caster sugar works too)

1 tbsp maple syrup

pinch of salt

1½ tbsp milk

 

METHOD:

You’ll need to pour the glaze over the scones as soon as it’s ready, so make sure to make your scones first.

1. Melt the butter in the saucepan over a medium heat. Once melted…

2. Whisk in the sugar, maple syrup and a pinch of salt. Once blended…

3. Whisk in the milk; bring the mixture to a boil, whisking constantly.

4. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer, whisking constantly for 3 to 4 minutes or until the glaze is golden brown and glossy.

Use a table spoon to pour it over the scones.

…Voila!

 

Californian Maple Glazed Pecan Scones, a delicious late night treat, perfect for outdoor parties

 

Linking Maple Glazed Pecan Scones to #TastyTuesdays & #CookBlogShare

Californian Maple Glazed Pecan Scones, a delicious late night treat, perfect for outdoor parties

A delicious treat for a late night party, or a Happy 4th of July!

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18 Comments

  1. These sound delicious. I have been wanting a good recipe for scones and shall be trying these out. We are maple syrup addicts in this house but had never thought of combining scones with it. The two together sounds divine. Thanks for sharing x

  2. These look great. Will give them a go. How come it’s been 6 weeks in CA without decent coffee – you can’t walk for coffee shops? 🙂

    • Haha! Great observation 😀 …This was the first decent one of the trip, not the first after 6 weeks. That would have been unbearable! The chocolate situation was nearly that bad… WHERE’S the good chocolate in the US??

  3. These sound delicious – I love the combination of maple syrup and pecans! #TastyTuesdays

    Helen x

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