Recipe: Maple Sausage Scones
Ok, so this is not my normal type of post but I was so impressed with how these scones turned out. Last week while visiting Starbucks, they offered me a sample of their Maple Sausage Scones and I loved them. I decided I would have to try to find the recipe on line, I was sure someone would have made them before, but I couldn’t find one recipe for them. So I decided to try to recreate them myself.
I took my favorite scone recipe from Martha Stewart’s Food Magazine and added a few things. Here is what I came up with.
MAPLE SAUSAGE SCONES
- 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for work surface
- 5 tablespoons sugar, plus 1 tablespoon for topping
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 6 tablespoons chilled unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
- 1/2 cup half-and-half
- 2 tablespoons Maple Syrup(plus more for tops)
- 2 breakfast sausage links with casings removed, cooked and crumbled.
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a bowl, whisk together flour, 5 tablespoons sugar, baking powder, and salt. Cut in butter with a pastry blender or two knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in 1/2 cup half-and-half, 2 tablespoons maple syrup until just moistened. Gently fold in crumbled sausage.
- On a lightly floured surface, knead dough gently, 5 to 10 times. Pat into a 1-inch-thick round. Cut into 8 wedges; place on a baking sheet, 2 inches apart. Brush tops with remaining maple syrup. Bake until golden brown, 12 to 15 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack.
These turned out great. Try them side by side with the scones from Starbucks and you will not know one from the other.