The Secret Recipe Club:
Banana Bread Scones with Brown Sugar Glaze
I know I say this will alarming predictability, but where has the month flown too? It really does seem like only yesterday that I was sharing my last Secret Recipe post, which was for some amazing Brown Butter Carrot and Orange Muffins; and here I am one month later with my latest recipe and secret blog partner. This month I was given the lovely Avril’s blog, she writes over at Baking and Creating with Avril, and as usual I was spoilt for choice when it came to choosing a recipe. But, there was one recipe that leapt out almost straight away, and being a bit of a scone addict it was easy to choose in the end. The recipe that caught my eye was for Banana Bread Scones with Brown Sugar Glaze – I mean, banana bread in a scone?! NO contest!
Avril decided to create her blog to share her love and passion for baking (and cooking) along with all the other fun creations and crafts she makes in life. Creativity brings her great happiness, and that is more than evident in her recipe posts. She has lots of “sweet treats” as well as simple and yet imaginative family meals, but, as I said before, I was very taken with the Banana Bread Scones with Brown Sugar Glaze recipe, which, Avril discovered on another blog – Cinnamon Spice and Everything Nice. I made my scones almost exactly to the recipe as posted on both sites, with a few tweaks here and there, and as my husband is not a lover of really thick icing, I made a thinner glaze for my scones.
I have copied the recipe below for my readers, but please do remember to credit both blogs with the recipe if you to choose to make it and write about it; also, I have added my “tweaks” in red after certain ingredients and methods. I do like the idea of the thicker glaze, but, to be honest we both found it quite sweet as it was, and I may even cut back on the sugar if I make it again in the future. The taste is strangely like banana bread, but the texture is most definitely scone-like – it’s a truly delicious recipe, and the cinnamon and walnuts add the warmth of spice with a lovely nutty crunch. We decided to spread our with a little butter, but if you eat these warm from the oven, then they need no extra embellishments.
So, that’s it for another Secret Recipe Reveal day, thanks to Avril for providing me with such an inspirational recipe and DO try these scones if you have a couple of bananas lurking in the fruit bowl, you won’t be disappointed! See you later with my slightly late (Monday) meal plan, some new 5:2 recipes and a new series of posts about my Kitchenalia collection. Have a great week, Karen