Thursday, November 21, 2013

Banana Egg Nog Scones

I swear, one day I'm going to write a cookbook--"A Hundred Ways to Bake with Bananas!" Yes, I had some aged bananas again staring at me in my kitchen this morning, thanks to hubby:-D  Since I am feeling in the holiday spirit; Christmas music playing on the radio, malls decked out, and the advertisements on television have begun, I used some Egg Nog I found in the supermarket to add a twist to these scones.  The weather has turned cool and a warm scone is the perfect breakfast treat.
We're settling in nicely in our surroundings, loving the warmth and friendliness of the people, and paying tribute to my Irish roots with these scones, but adding a new Southern take, makes me happy. I found last year, when I baked Cranberry~Egg Nog Scones, that the cream (rather than half & half) really does give a tender crumb to this biscuit-like treat, so I changed that recipe a bit to incorporate a banana and found a new creation to add to my pile of banana recipes:-D

Banana Egg Nog Scones
4 1/4 cups King Arthur all-purpose flour
1/3 + 1 T granulated sugar
2 T baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, grated
1 large egg~in a 2-cup glass measure, add Egg Nog to give 1 3/4 cups of liquid
1 banana, mashed
(optional~add 1/2 cup dried cranberries or chopped nuts)

Egg Wash:
1 egg
2 T Egg Nog

Sparkling Suga

Egg Nog Glaze:
1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
1 T Light Karo Syrup
2-3 T Egg Nog

Preheat oven to 375F-degrees.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, mix the first four dry ingredients together.  Add the grated butter and use a pastry cutter to incorporate into the dry ingredients.  


Add the banana and the egg/egg nog mixture and mix just until the dough comes together.  

Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured board and knead, gently, until smooth.  
Roll dough to a 1-inch thickness and use your favorite cutter, dipped in flour, to cut out scones.  (You can also roll it into a rectangle and cut into squares with a knife.)  Place on the parchment-lined baking sheet.
 Mix the egg wash and use a pastry brush to apply to the tops of the scones.  Sprinkle with sparkling sugar, if desired.
Bake in the preheated oven for 18 to 20 minutes, until golden brown and firm to touch.


Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly, before spreading on the glaze. I have to tell you a warm scone with butter and jam is the most perfect way to start your day. Enjoy!
 
 

15 comments:

  1. Egg nog = Christmas.
    No argument!
    Jane x

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  2. I love scones...they are just about my favorite baked item in the world! And these would be mouth watering good! Thanks for the recipe my friend and Sis! Sweet hugs!

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  3. These look really good! I've never tried making scones before!

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  4. Mmmmmmmm, my husband and I both like scones. hey my friend, how about sending us a couple. teeheeeheee.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  5. So glad you are doing well in your new town! My Mom would love these scones for sure as she is an egg nog lady! I love scones so I would love them also! Wishing you a wonderful week sweet Susan!
    hugs, LInda

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  6. Wonderful scones, Susan. I would love a couple of them for the breakfast with a pot of freshly brewed tea.
    Have a great weekend, Susan.

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  7. I would definitely buy that cookbook. What is it about bananas that always make me want to bake? Any other fruit I'd just throw away -- but never a banana! xoxo

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  8. Oh my, Susan, those scones look fabulous. I'd like to bite into one right now! Susan p.s. Thanks for your sweet visits!

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  9. Hello Susan

    Thanks you so much for your kind comments on my Remembrance Day post. I so agree with you a hot scone for breakfast is delicious at this time of the year. My mother used to make Scottish oatcakes for the occasional Sunday cooked breakfast. They were yummy with the yolk of the fried egg. Let me know when your Banana book is published because I will be one of your first buyers. I love using banana in meals and also a good Banana tea loaf is scrumptious.

    keep well and keep warm

    Amanda :-)

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  10. I'm only guessing, but I think you are way beyond a hundred recipes for bananas! The scones look delicious!

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  11. I so love it when we are channeling in our baking...I'm making your eggnog scones this very morning, my friend. The eggnog has been in the house a while, waiting for these scones. And, they are the BEST scones on this PLANET! I like the addition of the banana and will have to try that version as well. And, I've seen the Southern Comfort version. Alas, with all the booze in this house, I spike up on my own. ;-) Wishing I was there with you! Lv, me

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    1. I'm enjoying one right now with homemade apricot jam! Happy Tday, my friend!

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  12. I'm a huge fan of scones....I plan on trying this recipe !! Thanks for all your comments on my Scotland trip....

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