When they have the BB!
Mamasue, tracey67- I made these today (nut that I am, heating up the kitchen on a hot day, only to make comfort food).
Okay, YUM!!! Dare I say that these scones are better than Starbucks?? Let me qualify this by saying they are not as rich and not coated with a thick layer of frosting that makes the Starbucks' scones so sinfully tasty, but therein lies the reason for my enthusiastic thumbs up- the guilt factor is nearly nil. Plus, the satisfaction that I made them, rather than contributing to the coffers of McCoffee, gave me an enormous sense of satisfaction!
I replaced the butter and whipping cream with margarine and low fat buttermilk. They were still rich, flaky. The batter was fine- no need to add additional oats or flour. I love the toasted pecans. And Mamasue- the addition of maple extract was a stroke of genius.
For the record, let it be known that I ate one and the rest are in the freezer, awaiting a Sunday morning omelette with DH.
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