Set the oven to 425 degrees. Grease a
large baking sheet.
In a large bowl, combine flour, chopped walnuts,
baking powder, and salt. With pastry
blender or two knives, cut in shortening
until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Add the milk, 1/3 cup of the maple syrup and the
maple flavoring and mix lightly with a fork
until the mixture clings together and forms a
Turn the dough out
a lightly floured surface and knead it gently 5
or 6 times. Divide the dough in
half. With a lightly floured rolling pin,
roll half into a 7-inch round. Cut it into
8 wedges. Repeat with the remaining half.
Place the scones on the baking sheet and use a
fork to pierce the tops. Brush them with
the remaining maple syrup (or a little extra).
Bake the scones for 15 to 18 minutes until
golden brown. Serve warm and enjoy.