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SCONES WITH CINNAMON & CARDAMOM

½ C        Whole milk
1              Egg, large
1 tsp       Vanilla extract
3 Tbsp   Brown sugar, light
2 C         Flour, all-purpose
3 tsp      Baking powder
6 Tbsp   Butter, unsalted, cut into pieces
½ tsp     Sea salt, fine ground
2 tsp      Cardamom, ground
¼ tsp      Mace, ground
2 tsp       Chinese cinnamon, ground
2 tsp        Lemon zest, freshly grated
1 oz          Pine nuts, toasted
Coarse sugar for sprinkling

Preheat oven to 400˚F. In a mixing bowl, whisk together milk, eggs, brown sugar and vanilla until well combined. In a sepearate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, cardamom, mace, cinnamon and lemon zest. Cut the butter into the flour using 2 forks. Do not use your hands, as this will melt the butter.  Stir in the milk mixture and half of the pine nuts with a wooden spoon until it begins to form dough. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface and knead gently by folding several times.

Lightly press the scone dough into a 1 inch thick round. Use a fluted or round cutter to cut out the scones. Transfer the scones to an ungreased baking sheet and press the remaining pine nuts gently into the top of eac scone. Brush scones with a littl emilk, sprinkle with the coarse sugar and bake for 10-15 minutes or until risen and golden. Remove from baking sheet and cool slightly to serve.