Chef Lily is back with a new recipe for Cinnamon Walnut Scones glazed with Spiced Pear Butter.
At 6:49 am on a Monday morning, I was awoken from a semi-peaceful sleep by the sound of two girls fighting. I staggered into the living room at my sister Heather’s to find Lily and Grace on the couch arguing over the fuzzy red blanket for morning cartoons. Grace was enveloped in the huge blanket and Lily was sitting next to her in a t-shirt and shorts shivering. Grace said Lily “hogged” the whole blanket and Lily said Grace “never” shared. The blanket is king size and plenty big for both of them with room to spare.
Not to miss an opportunity to bake with Lily, I asked Lily if she wanted to make scones for breakfast. Since the original argument was because Lily was cold, I suggested she put on socks and her fuzzy purple bathrobe for baking. She skipped onto her room and skipped back into the kitchen.
- 2 cups flour
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 tbsp. cinnamon
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1/4 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 8 tbsp. butter
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 cup Spiced Pear Butter
- Ask a grown-up to preheat the oven to 400 degrees
- Combine flour, walnuts, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl
- Ask a grown-up to slice the butter into small slices
- Use your fingers to mix the butter into the flour mixture until it’s a fine crumbly mix
- Whisk the sour cream and egg in a small bowl (Lily cracked the egg herself for the first time!)
- Use a fork to stir the sour cream and egg into the flour and butter mixture until large dough clumps form
- Use your hands to combine the dough into a ball
- Place the dough onto a lightly floured surface and pat into an 8 inch circle
- Ask a grown-up to cut the circle into 8 pieces
- Place the pieces on a cookie sheet
- Ask a grown-up to bake for 15 to 17 minutes
- After baking, cool for 5 minutes
- Spoon Spiced Pear Butter and warm up in microwave until smooth and saucy
- Brush top of scones with Spiced Pear Butter
A cold glass of milk for kids or fresh coffee for grown-ups is a perfect beverage to enjoy with the Cinnamon Walnut Scones with Spiced Pear Butter.
After the scones were ready, I started coffee in the French press and woke up my sister Heather. Grace was still enjoying the whole blanket on the couch watching Netflix kids. Anna staggered out from her bed and deposited herself on the other end of the couch with Molly, the daschund. Between the five of us, we managed to make a big dent in the scones with a few for later.