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
- 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:
- First, preheat the oven to 350° F and put parchment paper on a baking sheet/tray.
- Get out a medium/large bowl and put your dry ingredients in it and mix them around.
- 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).
- 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.
- Knead the batter – with your hands – until it is a dough ball.
- Sprinkle some flour onto your baking area and roll out the dough into a 10×6 rectangle.
- Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of sugar and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon on your rectangle. Then fold the dough in half.
- 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.
- This part is a little tricky, but try to shape the dough into a 6 inch circle. Then cut it into 6 equal pieces.
- Place these pieces evenly onto the pan and finish them off with a last pinch of sugar on top.
- Put them in the oven for 15-20 minutes (mine took 20 minutes), or until they are golden brown on the edges.