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Cinnamon Praline Scones

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Serves 12

2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
5 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter, chopped into pieces, chilled
1 extra large egg, beaten
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

Filling

1 cup pecans, finely chopped
1/2 cup dark brown sugar, packed
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup sour cream

Preheat oven to 425 degrees and prepare baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a small bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, salt and 2 tablespoons sugar. Using a pastry blender or your fingertips, cut the butter into the dry ingredients until it resembles coarse cornmeal. In a small bowl, combine the egg and cream and add to the flour mixture. Mix until just blended together.

Turn out the batter onto a lightly floured board and knead for 1 minute. Roll dough into a rectangle approximately 8 x 12 inches.

Brush the dough with the melted butter. Combine filling ingredients (pecans, brown sugar, cinnamon, and sour cream). Spread filling evenly on the dough. Roll up, jelly-roll fashion, and seal the long seam by pinching it together lightly with your fingers. Roll may be refrigerated overnight.

Cut the roll into twelve 1-inch thick slices. Lay slices on the baking sheet and bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until scones are golden.