Maple-Oat Scones with Bourbon Smoked Sugar

Maple-Oat Scones with Bourbon Smoked Sugar
Our Maple-Oat Scones combine some of the best features of both traditional British scones and non-traditional American-style scones. Sweet enough to enjoy without jam or preserves (but go ahead anyway), they get a boost of flavor from that most American of sweetening agents, pure maple syrup. One final touch – Bourbon Smoked Sugar – puts the flavor and crisp, crackly texture of these scones right over the top.
Ingredients:

2 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for dusting surfaceMixing, rolling & cutting the scones
1/2 cup quick-cook rolled oats
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp table salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) cold unsalted butter, cubed
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup buttermilk
1 egg, beaten
2 Tbsp Bourbon Barrel Foods Bourbon Smoked Sugar (optional, but HIGHLY recommended)

Directions:

 

Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

 

Mix flour, oats, baking powder and salt together in a large bowl. Using a pastry cutter or two sharp knives, cut the butter into the dry ingredients until the butter is the size of small peas. Make a well in the middle of the butter-flour mixture, and pour in the buttermilk and syrup. Working quickly, but gently, fold the ingredients together with a spatula to form a moist, slightly sticky dough. Stop when the ingredients are just barely hanging together. Resist the urge to overwork the dough, which will make the scones tough & chewy. We want our scones to be tender and flaky!

 

Lightly flour a table or work surface, and roll or press the dough into a round disc about an inch thick. You should see little lumps of butter in the dough (this is a good thing). Use a sharp knife or pastry cutter to cut the dough into eighths. Transfer the cut scones to the baking sheet, spacing them about 1/2 inch apart. Brush the tops with a little beaten egg and sprinkle with the smoked sugar, if using. Bake for 20 minutes or until the sugar is slightly melted and the tops of the scones are a warm golden brown.

 

 



Earthy Delights

2871 Jolly Road

Okemos MI 48864

tel 855.328.8732

fax 517.253.7366

info@earthy.com

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