Cinnamon Pecan Streusel Scones

Cinnamon Pecan Streusel Scones (via Daydreamer Desserts)

I don’t often make scones.  I have nothing against them, but there are only a few recipes that I have in my arsenal that I deem worthy to be made more than once.  This is one of those recipes.  Scones take a little more work, but a very light hand.  The ultimate biscuit, they are sweet, buttery, and should make an appearance every now and then.

The magic begins long before the baking of these beauties.  Pecans are toasted lightly in a pan while you prepare the other ingredients.  The scent alone is enough to start your stomach growling.  Throw in the cinnamon and freshly grated nutmeg and your kitchen will  wrap you in warmth.  The texture of these scones is a perfect blend of moist, chewy, soft, and crunchy from the streusel topping.  Fresh nutmeg really stands out as a star ingredient when paired with cinnamon and pecans.  It is an all too often forgotten spice that can highlight so many things from sweet to savory (it is often paired with spinach and other dark greens).

I cut all the scones out, baked a few and put the others in the freezer to be baked as needed.  They are at their best fresh from the oven when the streusel is still bubbling and the pecans are at their most fragrant.   Grab a cup of coffee and curl up on the couch under a throw blanket and be prepared to forget about the world while you indulge.

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