Mother’s Day Meal Ideas That Don’t Involve Brunch
Our Mother’s Day meal ideas include indulgent breakfast breads and easy but impressive recipes for dinner.
Looking for non-brunch ways to celebrate Mother’s Day? Consider these…
Mother’s Day meal ideas
We consider scones the perfect snack food. There’s something about the texture that we find satisfying and comforting and they can be filling enough if made with good flour (whole grain). This molasses walnut scones recipe takes scones to a whole new level with a generous handful of nuts and sweet glaze. Just right for a mid-morning snack but even better eaten warm from the oven on a weekend morning.Print
Walnut Molasses Scones with Vanilla Glaze
Adapted from Food & Drink magazine, Winter 2011 issue
- Cook Time: 10-12 mins
- Total Time: 52 minute
- Yield: 6
- 2 cups flour (use half whole grain flour)
- 2 Tbsp. sugar
- 1 ½ tsp. baking powder
- ¼ tsp. baking soda
- ½ tsp. salt
- ¼ cup cold butter
- ¾ cup + 2 Tbsp. milk
- 2 Tbsp. Crosby’s Fancy Molasses
- ¾ cup walnuts, coarsely chopped
- ½ cup icing sugar
- 1–2 Tbsp. cream
- ½ t vanilla
- ¼ cup walnuts, finely chopped
- Preheat oven to 425 F.
- Combine dry ingredients and cut in butter with a pastry blender or two knives.
- Combine milk and molasses, mix well and add to dry mixture along with the walnuts.
- Stir gently just until the dough comes together.
- Turn out onto a lightly floured surface. (This is a very light and sticky dough but resist the urge to add more flour. Keeping with the flour proportions and working the dough as little as possible creates the most beautifully soft scone.)
- Divide dough in half and pat each half into a 1” thick disk, fold it over on itself to create a half-moon, then fold it over again. Gently pat into a 1” thick disk, cut into 6 wedges.
- Place on a parchment-lined cookie sheet at least 1” apart.
- Bake 10-12 minutes.
- Remove from oven and coat with glaze while still warm. Sprinkle with finely chopped walnuts. Serve warm.
Keywords: scones, molasses scones, walnut molasses scones
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Enjoy your Mother’s Day, how ever you choose to celebrate.