Maple Scones

Total Time: 30 minutes

Servings: 8

Author: Susan Guerrero

Source: cooking.nytimes.com

Maple Scones

Ingredients

· 1 cup whole-wheat flour· 1 cup white flour, plus more as needed· 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar· 2 teaspoons baking powder· 1/4 teaspoon salt· 1/4 pound chilled butter (1 stick)· 1/2 cup chopped toasted walnuts or cooked wheat berries· 1/3 cup maple syrup· 1 large egg· 2 tablespoons milk, or as needed· Vegetable oil or nonstick spray for greasing baking sheet

Instructions

Step 1Heat oven to 400 degrees. In a large bowl, combine whole-wheat flour, 1 cup white flour, brown sugar, baking powder and salt. Using a pastry blender, or two knives scissors-fashion, cut butter into flour mixture until mixture resembles fine crumbs.Step 2Add nuts or wheat berries. Stir in the maple syrup and egg and just enough milk so that dough leaves side of bowl and forms a ball. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface; gently roll in flour to coat. Knead lightly; if dough is very soft, roll in flour again. Transfer to a lightly greased baking sheet. Pat or roll into an 8-inch disk; cut into 8 wedges, but do not separate.Step 3Bake until golden brown, about 20 minutes. Immediately remove from baking sheet, and carefully separate. Serve warm.