The recipe for this week's Baked Sunday Morning bakealong-blogalong is for Honey Corn Muffins. Yeah. Didn't feel like making that. So I made the first recipe the group posted about almost one year ago, way before I joined. Nutella Scones. Way more interesting than corn muffins!
Although I was never a big fan of recipes that called for cutting butter into flour, I've grown to like making scones and biscuits, even if I don't make them often. These came together pretty quickly, and were out of the oven by the time my husband got out of bed.
The recipe calls for toasted hazelnuts, but I couldn't find any in my pantry, so I just didn't add any nuts to these scones. I had read about other bloggers having trouble with the dough not coming together, so I added in a big spoonful of hazelnut praline that I had bought for something else, and never used. Although not as amazing as nutella, hazelnut praline is pretty delicious stuff. I drizzled most of my scones with both the praline and the nutella.
And for some reason, I didn't want triangle shaped scones that morning. So, just like the recipe instructed, I patted out the dough into a rectangle, spread nutella all over it, the rolled it into a cylinder (I feel like I'm in school learning about geometry writing this paragraph), and instead of flattening it and cutting it into wedges, I just sliced it in 8 pieces, to make round scones. I was hoping that I'd be able to see the nutella spiral on top of the scone...
They were a nice change from the usual weekend breakfasts. But I think the hazelnuts were definitively needed, to add some kind of texture to these scones. They were delicious, but very rich, and hard to eat almost. A tall glass of milk was needed to get these down! Certainly better than the corn muffins I was supposed to make, I'm sure!
If you'd like the recipe, hop over to the Baked Sunday Mornings blog. To see what other bloggers thought of the Honey Corn Muffins, check out the Baked Sunday Mornings facebook page where we've been posting while our BSM host is on a blogging break!
Looking forward to the Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting recipe in two weeks!