Wednesday, December 12

Christmas Baking: Figgy Scones!

 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...
Figgy Scones!

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 : )

1 comment:

Tiffany Kadani said...

Oh my! Such gorgeous photos and I'm just imaging one of those next to my Christmas tree with a warm cup of cocoa. Heaven.