Sweet Potato-Hazelnut Scones with Nutella Glaze
Just sweet enough, these tender, nutty scones are an ideal (not to mention, deceptively simple-to-make) addition to any fall brunch or coffee hour. In addition to contributing to these scones’ delightfully tender, fluffy texture, the sweet potato delivers delicate flavor that perfectly compliments the toastiness provided by the hazelnut meal and the rich chocolate-hazelnut drizzle. For the mashed sweet potato, you can roast 1 large, skin-on sweet potato wrapped in foil at 425° for about 1 hour (or until tender), and chill in the fridge until cool. Alternatively, for an easy shortcut, simply grab a package of prepared mashed sweet potatoes, such as Simply Potatoes brand, from the grocery store; these will typically be found in the lunchmeat section. While we opted for a light drizzle of the Nutella mixture, you could easily double this mixture and completely glaze the top of each scone for a more decadent treat.