Saturday morning scones have become a tradition. My husband makes the most amazing scones ever. Seriously… I love them! They are so good that we refer to him as Scone Man! Typically he makes two batches so that we have enough to enjoy for the week ahead. Our family favorites are the Maple Original Scone and the Cranberry Scone.
Saturday Morning Scones Recipe
My kids love the Maple Original Scone recipe. They love to eat them and help make them. This is a perfect weekend morning activity to do with your kids. It is easy and delicious!
Maple Original Scone
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
8 tablespoons unsalted butter, frozen
1 large egg
1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
Optional: 1/2 cup raisins
Put butter in freezer before gathering ingredients.
In a medium bowl: Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt.
Grate butter into flour mixture using the large holes of a grater. Use your fingers to work in butter.
Optional: Stir in raisins. You could also use craisins or chocolate chips. Don’t be afraid to try something different. Let your kids help too!
In a small bowl: Whisk yogurt and egg. This is another opportunity to get creative. Over the weekend we used black cherry greek yogurt and it was one of the best batches yet.
Use a fork to mix yogurt mixture into flour mixture until large dough clumps form. This will get a little sticky and can seem like it will never come together. Keep at it. As the dough works it will create a dough ball and you are ready for the next step.
Lightly flour a surface and roll the dough to about 7-8 inch circle. It should be about 3/4 inch thick.
Sprinkle with 1 tsp. of sugar.
Use a sharp knife, we use a pizza cutter, to cut into 8 triangle.
Place on cookie sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes until golden.(Oven times vary. Ours takes about 20 minutes)
When the scones are baking you can make the glaze. This is typically for two batches. Half if necessary.
2 tbs butter
1 1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp maple syrup
1-2 tbs water
Melt butter on low heat.
Add powdered sugar, vanilla, & maple syrup.
Stir until smooth.
Add water if needed.
Drizzle the glaze on the scones. Cool for five minutes.
ENJOY! I love pairing this with a speciality coffee. Pecan pie was a favorite in the fall. I’m on the search for my holiday favorite this year. Save any leftovers and have breakfast for the week.