Friday, May 22, 2015

Cinnamon Scones

This was my first attempt at making scones, and my family asked why in the world I had never made them before.  It's basically a thick, cinnamon-glazed covered pie crust.  Sweet mercy.  It was tasty,  Next time, I'm going to add blueberries or chocolate chips.  It'll be fantastic!  

Cinnamon Scones

Yield: 1 8-inch pie/scone/breakfast torte thing

2 c flour
2 t baking powder
1/2 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
1/2 c butter
1 egg, separated
3 T honey
1/3 c buttermilk (or 1/3 c milk mixed with 2 t lemon juice)

Crumb Topping:
1-2 T sugar
1/2 t cinnamon

1/2 - 1 c powdered sugar
1-3 t milk
1/2 t vanilla

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.  Whisk together.  Cut in the butter with a fork until crumbly.

Separate the egg.  Set the egg white aside.

In a bowl, combine the egg yolk, honey, and buttermilk.  Add the the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.

Flour a surface and plop the dough out.  Shape it into a ball then pat it into into a 1/2 inch thick 8 inch round.  Using a pizza cutter, cut it into 8 pieces just like a pizza.  Transfer it to a greased cookie sheet.  Whisk the reserved egg white until frothy.  Brush it onto the tops of the scones.  Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar on top.

Bake at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes.

While it's baking, combine the glaze ingredients.

When the scones come out, drizzle them with the glaze and serve warm.

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