Amazingly perfect scone texture and intense holiday flavor make these gluten-free Eggnog Scones a new go-to recipe for Christmas brunch. Recipe and photo created by Grain Changer.
FOR THE SCONES
1 package (13 oz) Pamela's Biscuit & Scone Mix
½ cup cold dairy-free, soy-free butter cut into small chunks
⅓ cup brown sugar
2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
½ teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup dairy-free soy-free Eggnog
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
½ cup finely chopped pecans
8 whole pecans, for topping
FOR THE ICING
1 cup powdered sugar
2 Tablespoons dairy-free eggnog
A few shakes of nutmeg (about ⅛ teaspoon)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a baking mat.
In a food processor, combine Pamela's Biscuit & Scone Mix and chilled dairy-free butter by quickly pulsing 6-8 times or until butter is just incorporated into the mix.
Add sugars, nutmeg, and cinnamon and pulse 3-4 more times. Add pecans, but do not pulse again!
In a large bowl, mix dairy-free eggnog and vanilla. Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture and gently stir just until combined.
Turn the dough out onto your baking sheet and knead just a few times with your hands, and then form into a circle - about ¾ inch thick and 8 inches in diameter. Cut the circle into 8 wedges using a knife.
Bake for 25 minutes, or until golden brown and cooked through.
While the scones cool, make the icing by combining the powdered sugar, nutmeg, and eggnog and stirring vigorously until no lumps remain.
Once the scones are completely cool, brush the icing on each scone, and top each scone with one whole pecan, if desired.