Lately, I’ve been seeing scones EVERYWHERE. Foodgawker, Pinterest, Instagram, everywhere! I seriously think scones are having a comeback and are trending! And to be honest, I’m not hating it. I’ve always been a huge fan of having a scone with some tea/chai. They’re sweet, but not too sweet and that crumbly buttery texture just does it for me.
Scones are also super easy to make. The dough will feel crumbly or dry, but that’s ok! As long as the dough comes together when you take a fistful and squeeze it. It’s kind of a shaggy dough. Also make sure your butter is nice and cold! A pastry cutter is useful to use because the heat from your hands might melt the butter, and it’s easier to use. My fingers always get tired and start hurting when I try to rub super cold butter into the flour. My hands just aren’t strong enough. :-/
I also used date syrup (my friend’s company makes it!) in my scones and for the icing! If you can’t find this in your store, feel free to use maple syrup! The date syrup really compliments the pear and cardamom.