Hello everyone and welcome back to your bi-weekly dose of my tasty treats! (Yes, I had to cut it back to every other week. lol)
First, it was pretzels. Then, it was donut holes. Now, it’s … scones??!!
I’m on a “that-treat-looks-hard-to-make” baking streak!!!
If you’ve ever been interested in making some scones for yourself but never have because they look/sound too hard to create, I have conquered that fear for you! This recipe was easy to follow and they turned out great. The creator gave very important tips (that I steadfastly followed!) on how to make the perfect scones. It’s a tried-and-true recipe!
I couldn’t think of a better combination for a treat than ‘butter pecan’ and ‘scones’! And when I came across the recipe on Pinterest, I was eager to try it for myself.
Just look at that! It makes my mouth water.
I didn’t change anything in this recipe, but I did only make half of it; I do that with most of the recipes I try for the first time. 🙂 Unfortunately, I also halved the topping, and I shouldn’t have done that, as it almost wasn’t enough for six scones. So, if you’re going to half this recipe, as well, don’t half the topping part! And if you’re making the full recipe, double the original amount. Even if you have some left over, it will be delicious!
That aside, let’s jump right into my visual journal of making scones for the very first time! ❤ Enjoy.
Butter Pecan Scones
The first thing you do is toast the pecan pieces, very slowly in your toaster oven. I nearly burnt mine, but I’m glad I followed the recipe’s tip: slowly toast on a low heat, not quickly on high heat!
Here are the rest of the ingredients:
First for the scones, you mix the dry ingredients together:
Then you thinly slice up the unsalted butter and cut it into the dry mixture. I did this very slowly to make sure that I got the right consistency 🙂
When the mixture basically looks like the picture above (small crumbs no larger than peas), mix in the pecans until combined!
Next, you make the wet mixture (I was very confused at this part, thus I mixed everything together in the half cup measure lol). Next, I made a well in the dry mixture, poured in the liquid, and folded it until everything stuck together.
Once the dough is in one piece, flatten it into a circle about an inch thick on a floured surface. (The counter in my kitchen with some flour and wax paper worked well for me!)
Then you cut the dough into six pieces with a “floured” knife (I attempted to get flour onto my knife, but it didn’t work, so I just covered the surface of the dough with extra flour hahaha!).
Spread out the scones on a baking sheet and lightly sprinkle with sugar. (Don’t they kind of look like the Walmart symbol? Anybody? Alright haha) Bake for about 12 minutes or until golden brown.
This is how the topping looked after I took it off the stove. It tasted good just by itself!
Dip the top of each cooled scone into the topping, evenly covering rach top, then drizzle the remainder of the topping over the scones.
That’s it for today’s recipe! I’m already missing these cute, delicious scones. I’m looking forward to making them again someday! (Next time, with double the topping!)
Would you like to make these for yourself? Click here for the recipe!