Saturday, December 27, 2008

Eggnog Scones

When we baked scones in Berlin, my daughter J.D.E. wondered, "how would these taste made with eggnog?" Eureka! We had a plan for Christmas morning breakfast. The scones couldn't have been easier to throw together. And they were delicious, accompanied by scrambled eggs with Benton bacon lardons!

Eggnog Scones

2 c. all purpose flour (I used 2/3 c. white whole wheat, and 1 1/3 c. all purpose)
1/8 cup plus 1 T sugar (I used golden bakers sugar)
1 T. baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
generous pinch of fresh grated nutmeg (depending on how spiced your eggnog is)
1 1/4 c purchased eggnog

To brush on top:
1 T melted butter
1 T sugar

1. Preheat oven to 375.

2. Mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in large bowl.

3. Add eggnog and stir just until dough forms.

4. Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface. Knead gently just until dough holds together, adding a bit more flour if dough is too sticky.

5. Form dough into flat round disk, about 3/4 inch thick. Cut into 8 wedges.

6. Transfer wedges to baking sheet lined with silicone mat or parchment. Brush wedges with melted butter and sprinkle with sugar.

7. Bake until light golden brown, about 12 minutes (?)

8. Transfer to rack and cool slightly. Enjoy!


Audrey said...

What a great idea! I love your little reindeer, too. Merry Christmas and happy new year, Nancy!

Reeni said...

How delicious!! Happy Holidays!

Cathy said...

Wow, these look delicious!! Great idea, and a great way to use up some of that leftover eggnog (somehow I always seem to overestimate the eggnog drinkers who'll be coming to my house).

And I am so glad to hear that you liked the pudding -- can't wait to read about it on Tuesday! I did make the cheesecake (twice, in fact) and it came out great both times! I am so very grateful to you for the heads up on the foil --I was borderline obsessive in wrapping the pan, and the water stayed out (although the second time it did get into the first layer of foil).

The Blonde Duck said...

Those scones look great! Yum!

Liz said...

Eggnog scones sounds like a great creation! Glad that you enjoyed them and that you had quality baking time with your daughter.