White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Scones

White chocolate and macadamia nut is a proven winning combo in cookies, so it’s no surprise that the duo is right at home between the flaky layers of a scone. Each scone is blanketed in a buttery caramel glaze, a few more macadamia nuts for crunch, and some flakes of sea salt for an elegant finish.

Hands On Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
Yield:
12 scones

Ingredients

  • SCONES

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for work surface

  • ½ cup packed light brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • 6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into ½-in. pieces

  • ¾ cup chopped macadamia nuts

  • ½ cup white chocolate chips

  • 1 cup whole milk

  • GLAZE

  • 4 tablespoons (½ stick) unsalted butter

  • ½ cup packed light brown sugar

  • ¼ cup whole milk

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • ¼ cup chopped macadamia nuts

  • Flaky salt, for serving (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Make the scones: Place flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda in a food processor and pulse to combine. Add butter and pulse until sandy. Transfer to a large bowl; stir in nuts and white chocolate chips.

  3. Make a well in dry ingredients and gradually add milk, using a fork to stir into a shaggy dough. Turn onto a lightly floured surface and gently knead until no dry spots remain.

  4. Roll dough to an 8-by-10 inch rectangle, about ¾ inch thick; cut into 12 squares and transfer to prepared sheet. Bake until golden, 12 to 15 minutes, rotating halfway through.

  5. Make the glaze: Melt butter in a medium pot over medium. Add sugar and cook, stirring, until sugar is melted and smooth. Remove from heat and add milk (mixture will bubble and seize). Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium, and cook, stirring, until smooth and caramel colored, 8 to 10 minutes. Stir in kosher salt.

  6. Spoon 1 tablespoon glaze over each scone. Top with nuts and flaky salt, if using.

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    White chocolate and macadamia nut is a proven winning combo in cookies, so it’s no surprise that the duo is right at home between the flaky layers of a scone. Each scone is blanketed in a buttery caramel glaze, a few more macadamia nuts for crunch, and some flakes of sea salt for an elegant finish. Get the recipeWhite Chocolate Macadamia Nut Scones. Victor Protasio
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