Scones with Maple Butter
Preheat an oven to 400°F. Mix the dry ingredients, and then add the butter and mix with a pastry knife to achieve a coarse pea-sized crumble. Add the buttermilk and mix by hand until just combined. Pat into a 1" thick disc and cut into 8. Bake on a parchment-lined pan for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Allow to cool slightly and serve warm.
Maple Butter Ingredients:
Allow the butter to soften to room temperature. In a stand mixer fitted with a batter paddle, mix the butter on medium speed until light and airy. Sprinkle in the salt and slowly drizzle in the maple syrup. If the syrup is added to quickly it will not mix properly. Once all the syrup is in turn off the mixer, stir the butter with a spatula to catch anything missed at the bottom of the bowl and store for later use.