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Maple walnut scones

Makes 9 large scones

SCONES

1 cup whole wheat flour
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 cup (2 sticks) cold unsalted butter, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 1/3 cups light cream
1 cup walnuts, chopped
1. Set the oven at 375 degrees. Have on hand a baking sheet; leave it ungreased.

2. In a food processor, combine the wheat and all-purpose flours, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and granulated sugar. Pulse just to mix. Add the butter and pulse until the mixture has the consistency of very coarse sand.

3. Transfer the mixture to a large bowl. With a rubber spatula, add the cream and walnuts, stirring just until combined. The mixture should look shaggy.

4. Working quickly, spoon 1 scant cup of the batter into mounds on the baking sheet, spacing them about 1 inch apart.

5. Bake for about 25 minutes, or until the scones are lightly browned at the edges. Transfer to a wire rack to cool slightly.

GLAZE

1 1/2 teaspoons maple extract (available at specialty markets)
3 tablespoons light cream
1 cup confectioners' sugar, sifted
1. In a bowl, combine the maple extract and cream. Add the confectioners' sugar and stir until combined.

2. When the scones have cooled for 15 minutes, spoon a tablespoon of the maple glaze over each scone. Adapted from Haley House

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