These easy walnut scones with vanilla glaze have a lovely tender crumb. Make them for special occasions or a regular Sunday morning.
Easter was always a big celebration in our house when I was growing up. We’d have big family meals and the Easter Bunny always left us a chocolate bunny, a new book and something new to wear. My Easter egg hunt memories are much later, through my high school and university years. By then it was just two of my brothers and I so there was a lot less competition. Even better, my dad half-hid giant eater eggs so it was great fun in a silly way.
Easy Walnut Scones with Vanilla Glaze Recipe
- 2 cups flour, spooned in
- 2 Tbsp. sugar
- 1 ½ tsp. baking powder
- ¼ tsp. baking soda
- ½ tsp. salt
- ¼ cup cold butter
- ¾ cup + 2 Tbsp. milk
- 2 Tbsp. molasses, honey or maple syrup
- ¾ cup walnuts, coarsely chopped
- ½ cup icing sugar
- 1-2 Tbsp. cream
- ½ t vanilla
- ¼ cup walnuts, finely chopped
- Preheat oven to 425 F.
- Combine dry ingredients and cut in butter with a pastry blender or two knives.
- Combine milk and molasses (or honey or maple syrup), mix well and add to dry mixture along with the walnuts .
- Stir gently just until the dough comes together.
- Turn out onto a lightly floured surface. (This is a very light and sticky dough but resist the urge to add more flour. Keeping with the flour proportions and working the dough as little as possible creates the most beautifully soft scone.)
- Divide dough in half and pat each half into a 1” thick disk, fold it over on itself to create a half-moon, then fold it over again. Gently pat into a 1” thick disk, cut into 6 wedges.
- Place on a parchment-lined cookie sheet at least 1”apart.
- Bake 10-12 minutes.
- Remove from oven and coat with glaze while still warm. Sprinkle with finely chopped walnuts. Serve warm.