I know it's only August and we are in the midst of the hottest temps of the year but earlier in the week after re watching (yes, I have several saved at any given time) an episode of the Pioneer Woman, I broke out the butter and flour and whipped up a batch of her Maple Pecan Scones.
Of course, I didn't have pecans or maple extract (I haven't been able to locate the real stuff) so I settled for walnuts and imitation maple flavoring.
It had been a long while since I made scones from scratch, having developed an unhealthy obsession with Trader Joe's version, but they turned out pretty good.
I pressed my dough a little thinner than hers so that I could get a few more out of the batch for sharing and my maple icing was a bit thin and yes, my patience wore out and I put it on before they were completely cooled and yes, I sampled one before the icing had a chance to set, but the recipe is definitely a keeper.
(I'm seeing a major issue with patience riddled all throughout this post, are you? Got to work on that...lol.)
I know some of you in colder climates are hanging on to every last day of summer but I am definitely ready for autumn. I even stopped in at Home Goods and picked up a little candy corn wooden garland yesterday. I've made a vow to myself that the totes of fall decor won't come out until the first of September but I have to tell you I am struggling with that one already.
Thank you for sharing your thoughts on my last post. I'm hoping to respond and visit with each of you this weekend. Just know I'll be typing with one hand and finishing off the last of the scones with other, so if you find a few crumbs or typos you'll know why.