Thursday, November 13, 2008
Tea Towel Scones
Over the summer I found this cute Susan Branch tea towel at an antique mall. Are you familiar with her work? She has designed everything from rubber stamps and stickers to a great new line of fabric with teapot and teacup motifs, but the tea towel was an inexpensive way to start my Susan Branch collection.
Recently, I paused to actually read the recipe for "Sweet Scones" and was surprised to see that the sweetener is actually maple syrup! Since I love the combination of maple and pecans, this sounded like the perfect -- and easy -- fall scone recipe.
So, I whipped up the recipe, substituting buttermilk for the cream, since I rarely have cream on hand unless I'm planning to do a lot of baking. I didn't brush them with egg (I don't really like for my scones to "shine"), and I find cut-out scones too much trouble, but the recipe was a perfect fit for my 16-scone mini-scone pan from Williams-Sonoma. These took about 10 minutes to mix, 15 minutes to bake, and voila, perfect scones. I made these as treats to take to an event tonight, and of course had to sample. Yummy, and easy!