During the last weekend of October, I traveled across the state to visit my parents in their country home in Wallowa County where the golden leaves were hanging one for just a few more days. The brilliance on that Friday during my weekend stay epitomized a quintessential dream of a fall day – bright sunshine, not a whip of wind and brilliant blue sky. And then, not 24-hours later, the snow came which was a lovely pairing of warmth and snuggly-cozy in a matter of two subsequent days (have a look at the difference a day makes below, click on the right side of the image to see the second image).
The first morning during my stay, my mother shared her Maple Scones, and they were a treat to savor. Having made the scone dough days before, she simply pulled the frozen triangles out of the freezer, placed them in the oven for 15 minutes, made the maple glaze, and in fewer than 20 minutes my parents and I were nibbling and sipping in absolute silence and smiles stretching from ear-to-ear (okay, maybe that was just me, but enjoying this delicious moment was certainly a luxury I appreciated immensely).
After sharing the post on Instagram (see below), readers have asked for me to share the recipe, which I am happy to do. The original recipe can be found here. My mom added the idea of freezing the dough before cooking, and I have added or tweaked a few details to increase the flavor (toasting the pecans, for example). The lightness of the scone is something that captured my tastebud’s appreciation, and the glaze is a consistency that just the right thickness and too heavy, offering a that classic fall maple flavor. I do hope you enjoy and may your future scone and sipping moments be many!