Friday, January 29, 2010

Cinnamon Scones

Yes, it's true... I'm a scone-a-holic. Not just because they are mouth-watering and delicious, though that is a BIG part. But since K adapted this super easy recipe we can't find reasons not to make them on any given day. These aren't your typical scones that can sometimes be a bit, how do you say, dense? These scones are a lot lighter. You can make them plain or do what we do and add some cinnamon and sugar on the top.

Here's the recipe:
1 C flour
2 TBS sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp baking soda
1/4 C cold butter
1/3 C buttermilk
Cinnamon and Sugar (1tsp sugar and 1/4tsp cinnamon)

In a bowl sift together the flour, sugar, powder and soda. Cut the butter into chunks and add it to the dry mix. Use a pastry cutter (or you can use two knives or even a large fork) to cut the butter into the flour until it is crumbly and well mixed.

Add the buttermilk and mix just until the dough comes together. If you don't have buttermilk (and let's be honest who just happens to have buttermilk in their fridge???) just put 1tsp white vinegar in your measuring cup, fill it the rest of the way with milk and let it sit for a couple of minutes. Once the dough comes together place it on a floured surface and pat it into a 5-in circle.

Use a knife to score the top of the dough into 6 slices. Then sprinkle the top with the cinnamon and sugar mix.
Bake at 375 for 20-25 min, or until it just begins to turn golden brown on the edge. Remove from the oven and place on a rack to cool for a few minutes, then break it into wedges.

These scones are best when they are warm and fresh. You can also go crazy and serve them with ice cream and fresh berries!