Pecan Scones

Pecan Scones are buttery scones enriched with pecans and sour cream.

Pecan Scones

Ingredients

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup coarsely ground pecans
  • 1/2 pound butter, chilled and cut into cubes
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup milk

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Add sugar and pecans.
  4. Cut in butter until mixture resembles bread crumbs.
  5. Combine sour cream and milk, add to dry mixture, and stir just until mixed.
  6. On well-floured board, divide dough into 6 balls, flatten each to 5/8-inch thickness, and cut into wedges or circles.
  7. Bake on ungreased sheet until golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes.

Yield: 24 to 28 scones

Source: November/December 1989 issue of Domain Magazine