If you're in Saskatchewan right now, you have had the same rainy and dreary day as me. Don't get me wrong, the rain is amazing and we were in need of loads of it so I, like all people in Sask. right now, am happy to see it. But on a day like this, all I want is tea and baking. My favourite kind of baking to enjoy with tea are scones. They're so versatile with flavours and taste good whichever ones you choose.
The scones I made today are Brown Sugar Pecan Scones. These are quite similar to my Buttermilk Apple Scones but without the buttermilk or apple and the walnuts are swapped with pecans. I also made these ones in a circular shape and with a little less cinnamon so you can really taste the pecans and brown sugar. Also, I may have brought back the whisky icing ;)
Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 20-23 min
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup milk
2 cups all purpose flour
1 Tbsp baking powder
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
3 Tbsp chilled butter, grated or diced
1/2 cup pecans, chopped
1/2 cup icing sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tbsp milk
1/2 tbsp whisky (optional), you can do a full tbsp of either the whisky or milk instead of both
Preheat oven to 375.
Combine the first 4 ingredients in a bowl. Then, combine the dry ingredients in another bowl. Grate or chop the butter and add to the flour. Press the flour into the butter with your fingers or a pastry blender until the butter is in pea-sized chunks. Then add the pecans.
Combine the flour mixture with the wet ingredients and mix until all combined and the dough is a little sticky.
Roll the dough out on to a floured surface, sprinkle some flour on the dough and knead a couple times and press the dough until it is about 3/4-inch thick.
Using the rim of a glass or cookie cutter, carve out the circular scones. Once you only have scraps left, roll together into a ball and flatten again and carve. repeat until you're out of dough.
Place on a greased or parchment covered baking sheet and bake for 20-23 minutes, until the scones are starting to brown.
Meanwhile, make the icing and drizzle on the scones after they've cooled for at least 20 minutes. Enjoy!
My family loves a good scone on a special occasion with breakfast. Although it's almost summer and I like to make citrus or fruit-flavoured recipes this time of year, it's always good to have a staple go-to for all seasons. Also, these still taste dang good whether the weather is nice or not.
My beautiful mug in all these photos was made by my Gran and I absolutely love it. If you're ever in the Spiritwood area, you have to check out the Artisan Boutique where her and my Auntie sell their pottery. If you're interested, check them out here or the Artisan Boutique here.
Thanks for checking out this recipe! I hope you get a chance to try this one out, I looked forward to making these all weekend and had fun making them. They're on of those recipes you can just up and decided to make and be done in less than an hour. Just make some tea or coffee and enjoy!
If you try any of my recipes, please send me a picture and tell me how it goes! If you'd like to see something on my blog or social media, let me know! I have loved doing what I've done so far but I'm always open to new ideas and am scheming what I want to try next.
Have a great Monday and a great week!