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                             MAPLE PECAN SCONES
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 Serving Size  : 12   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Breakfast
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    3       c            Flour
    1       c            Pecans, chopped
    1 1/2   tb           Baking powder
      3/4   ts           Salt
      3/4   c            Cold unsalted butter
      2/3   c            Maple syrup plus a little
                         -extra for brushing
      1/3   c            Heavy cream
   Heat oven to 350'F. Grease and flour a 9-x-13 baking
   sheet. In a large bowl stir together the flour,
   pecans, baking powder, and salt. Cut in the butter
   until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Set aside. In
   another bowl, whisk together the maple syrup and
   cream. Make a well in the center of the dry
   ingredients and pour in the liquid mixture, combining
   with swift strokes until the dough clings together.
   Roll out about two inches thick on a lightly flouted
   surface. Cut scones with a three-inch round biscuit
   cutter and place on baking sheet about two inches
   apart. Brush tops with additional maple syrup, and
   bake for fifteen to twenty minutes or until lightly
   browned. Transfer to a rack and cool.
   Source:  Americas, September, 1995
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