I'm all about bananas baby.
I also just sang that OUT LOUD to the tune of Puff Daddy's, "All about the Benjamins"...except I had to pronounce bananas ba-nana-nas to make it work. (OK, I've been spending a lot of time by myself on this vacation so please don't mind my crazy talk...)
Ok back to bananas...
Banana bread. Banana smoothie. Banana oatmeal. Banana slurpee....(FYI James and my first spark occurred over our shared love for banana slurpees..)
Yes, I'm all about bananas baby. I'm also all about brown butter. So when I came across this recipe for scones, I HAD to make them. And if you're all about bananas and brown butter then you can make them too.
Just please do not make them with frozen bananas like I did...because the extra liquid makes them very dense aka not a good flaky scone. Thank goodness brown butter glaze covers a multitude of errors but still..don't use frozen bananas!
BANANA SCONES WITH BROWN BUTTER GLAZE
- 5 cups all-purpose flour
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 tbsp. + 1 tsp. baking powder
- 2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 tsp. salt
- Dash of nutmeg
- 8 tbsp. cold unsalted butter, cut into squares like above picture
- 1½ cups mashed ripe banana (about 3-4 large bananas..DO NOT USE FROZEN BANANAS!!)
- 1 cup sour cream
- 8 tbsp. butter
- 2 cups icing sugar
- 3 tbsp. milk, plus more as needed
Preheat oven to 400˚ F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg. Give it a whisk then stir in the pieces of cold butter and cut into the dry ingredients using a pastry cutter until the mixture resembles coarse meal.
In another bowl, add the mashed banana and sour cream then stir to blend. Add the banana mixture to the bowl with the dry ingredients. Fold together gently with a spatula until a dough begins to come together.
Lay out the dough onto a lightly floured work surface. Knead a few times to ensure even mixing. Pat the dough out into a slab about ¾- to 1-inch thick. Cut out rounds of dough using biscuit cutters or a small glass (like I did in the above picture).
Place the dough rounds on the prepared baking sheets about two inches apart.
Bake the scones, rotating the pans halfway through baking, until the tops are golden brown and the scones are just set, about 16-18 minutes total for large scones then let cool on a wire rack.
When the scones are cooling, make the glaze by heating the butter in a small skillet over medium heat. We're going to brown this butter baby!
Melt the butter and continue to cook, swirling occasionally with a whisk until the butter is a deep golden brown colour (you'll see the brown specks at the bottom of the pan). Set aside to cool slightly. Transfer the browned butter to a bowl and whisk in the icing sugar. Whisk in the milk until the mixture is smooth.
Spoon or drizzle the glaze over the scones and let set before serving.
Recipe adapted by the mother of all baking..Annie's Eats.
And there you have it, banana scones with brown butter glaze for everyone!
Hope you have a marvellous Monday! I hear Victoria is getting a bit of a heat wave...Enjoy that 25 degree weather...I'll be melting away in 45 degree weather..HA.