Pine Nut And Cardamom Scones

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Sep. 30, 2010


Milk 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Egg 1 Large
Light brown sugar 3 Tablespoon
Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
Vanilla 1 Teaspoon
Cake flour 2 1/2 Cup (40 tbs) (Not Self Rising)
Salt 1/2 Teaspoon
Double acting baking powder 1 Tablespoon
Double acting baking powder
Baking soda 1/2 Teaspoon
Ground cardamom 2 Teaspoon
Cinnamon 1/4 Teaspoon
Freshly grated nutmeg 1/4 Teaspoon
Lemon zest 2 Teaspoon , freshly grated
Cold unsalted butter 6 Tablespoon , cut into bits
Pine nuts 1/3 Cup (5.33 tbs) , toasted lightly
Granulated sugar 2 Tablespoon (for sprinkling the scones)
For egg wash
Milk 2 Tablespoon
Eggs 1 Large



1. Preheat the oven at 400F.

2. In a bowl, prepare the egg wash by beating the egg with the milk.


3. In a bowl, add milk, egg, brown sugar, and vanilla. Whisk thoroughly until the mixture is all combined.

4. In another bowl stir the dry ingredients - flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg and zest. Cut in butter to this mixture until the mixture turns to coarse meal-like.

5. Pour in the milk mixture and mix well. Add 3/4th of the pine nuts and fold into the mixture using a fork.

Place the dough on a lightly floured surface and gently knead for 30 seconds. Make a round shape of 3/4-inch-thickness. With a 2 1/2-inch fluted cutter, make several rounds from the dough.

6. Place the scones on an ungreased baking sheet. Press the remaining pine nuts lightly into the scones, brush the scones with the egg wash, and sprinkle them with the granulated sugar.

7. Place the baking sheet inside the oven and bake the scones in the middle for 15 to 18 minutes, or until they are golden.


8. Serve warm or at room temperature, with your choice of beverage.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 18 Minutes
Ready In: 18 Minutes
Servings: 12

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 248Calories from Fat 92

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 10 g15.4%

Saturated Fat 4 g20%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 352 mg14.67%

Total Carbohydrates 34 g11.3%

Dietary Fiber 3 g12%

Sugars 7 g

Protein 6 g12%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet