Maple Pecan Scones

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   3           cup                  Flour
   1           cup                  Pecans, chopped
   1 1/2    Tbs                  Baking powder
     3/4     tsp                   Salt
     3/4     cup                  Cold unsalted butter
     2/3     cup                 Maple syrup plus a little
                                      -extra for brushing
     1/3     cup                Heavy cream

1. Heat oven to 350’F. Grease and flour a 9-x-13 baking sheet.  in a large
bowl stir together the flour, pecans, baking powder and salt.  Cut in the
butter until the mixture resembles coarse meal.

2.  Set aside. In another bowl, whisk together the maple syrup and cream.
make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the liquid
mixture, combining with swift strokes until the dough clings together.

3. Roll out about two inches thick on a lightly flouted surface.  Cut scones
with a biscuit cutter and place on baking sheet about two inches apart.

4. Brush tops with additional maple syrup, and bake for fifteen to twenty
minutes or until lightly browned.  Transfer to a rack and cool.
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