I was trying to think of the MAINE flavored scones possible. Once you start with blueberries, the scone are pretty much going to be great. I added Maple syrup for the sweetener…and then gave it a bump of Allen’s Coffee Brandy which just pushed it over the top. Think of it like vanilla, it adds something to the flavor but not enough to pull focus.

I am not crazy about glazes for the most part, they are too much like frosting. If I have to add a glaze, I will usually so it while it is warm and can absorb the liquid into the top and make it all yummy-er.

Maine Blueberry and Maple Scones

1 1/4 cup flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup sugar
4 tbls butter
2 tbls + 2 tbls amber Maple Syrup
1 tsp vanilla or (Allen’s Coffee Brandy)
1/3 cup Maine blueberries, thawed and drained blueberries or fresh
1/3 cup milk

DIRECTIONS
Heat oven to 400°F
Combine flour, baking powder, sugar, salt in bowl and stir.
Cut in butter, with with pastry or biscuit cutter or use your fingers, dough should look crumbly.

Add maple syrup and vanilla and stir to incorporate.
Add blueberries and stir to distribute evenly and coat with flour.
Add milk, a tablespoon at a time and stir until the dough comes away from the sides

Dough can be sticky but not fluid, dust with a tablespoon or two with flour if needed.
Tip dough ball onto floured plate.
Using floured hands form into large disc at least 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick.
Use floured pastry cutter or knife and cut dough into wedges.
Transfer wedges to either preheated cast iron pan or greased cake pan.

Sprinkle with 1 tbls of sugar before baking.. .
Bake 15 minutes until the center of the dough no longer gives when pressed.

Remove pan from oven, shake pan or tap on counter to loosen scones.
If scones seem to stick, smack pan on counter harder or loosen scones with flexible spatula.
Remove scones from pan by tipping onto your hand or a plate, bottom should be browned.
Place scones on cooling rack and let come to room temperature before serving.
When cooled scones should break into wedges easily,
if not use serrated knife to loosen them from each other.

Optional glaze
1 tbls powdered sugar
1 tsp maple syrup
stir until smooth
drizzle over scones when hot or cold.


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