Oh these scones are sooooooo good!
They make for a perfect breakfast to serve your family over the holidays.
If you like figs you simply must make these, you will not be disappointed.
Read on for the recipe...
3/4 cup buttermilk (or regular milk + 1 tablespoon lemon juice)
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
1/2 cup + 2 Tbs heavy cream (divided)
3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 pound (225grams) dried Calmyrna figs, stemmed and chopped (about 1 1/2 cups)
2 egg yolks
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
Whisk together the buttermilk, maple syrup and 1/2 cup cream in a small bowl.
Whisk together flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and baking soda in a large bowl. Add butter and blend into mixture using your fingertips or a pastry blender until it resembles coarse meal.
Toss in the figs, then add the buttermilk mixture and mix until just combined.
Drop 1/4 cup mounds of batter onto the baking sheets, leaving a good 1-inch pace between them.
Whisk together the egg yolks + 2 Tbs cream and brush this over the tops of the scones.
Bake for 20 minutes, switching positions of sheets halfway through.
Transfer to a cooling rack. Serve warm or at room temperature. And of course, enjoy : )