Cinnamon Sugar Scones

January 24, 2021 || By: Hope F

So, who doesn’t love cinnamon sugar? I mean, it’s absolutely fabulous! You can have it in hot chocolate, milk teas, and more. It’s perfect for early mornings too. Imagine living in a nice house in the mountains, you have a cup of tea or coffee as the birds are chirping and the morning is misty, and these fresh scones come out of the oven. They would be AMAZING! I wish I were there now 😉 This recipe is from Smitten Kitchen, adjusted a little. Please try these, they are so good!! Note: These scones are better right out of the oven, so plan on having them as soon as you make them. If you re-heat them, they will be more dry…

Recipe: Prep Time – 15 min, Cook Time – 15/20 min

Ingredients:

  • 1 3/4 cups (230 grams) all-purpose flour, plus more for counter
  • 6 tablespoons (75 grams) granulated sugar (3 in batter, 3 sprinkled)
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 8 tablespoons (115 grams) unsalted butter, cold, diced
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) half-and-half (I didn’t have half-and-half, so I did 2 tablespoons of milk and 2 tablespoons of heavy cream)
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided

How to make scones:

  1. First, preheat the oven to 350° F and put parchment paper on a baking sheet/tray.
  2. Get out a medium/large bowl and put your dry ingredients in it and mix them around.
  3. Add the diced butter to the bowl and either pinch it with your fingers, or cut it with a pastry blender until it is all mixed and in small pieces (like cornmeal).
  4. Make a small hole/clear area in the batter, and proceed to pour the half-and-half (or the milk and heavy cream) into that hole along with the egg. Use a fork to gently mix it all around (in the hole), then – once it’s mixed in the hole – mix the batter and the liquids together.
  5. Knead the batter – with your hands – until it is a dough ball.
  6. Sprinkle some flour onto your baking area and roll out the dough into a 10×6 rectangle.
  7. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of sugar and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon on your rectangle. Then fold the dough in half.
  8. Roll the dough out again into an 8×6 rectangle and sprinkle the last 2 tablespoons of sugar and last teaspoon of cinnamon on the dough. Now fold it one more time.
  9. This part is a little tricky, but try to shape the dough into a 6 inch circle. Then cut it into 6 equal pieces.
  10. Place these pieces evenly onto the pan and finish them off with a last pinch of sugar on top.
  11. Put them in the oven for 15-20 minutes (mine took 20 minutes), or until they are golden brown on the edges.

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