Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Cinnamon Scones

Normally I quite like where I live. But I have two major pet peeves that get me all fired up about Utah.

Number one- pictures of Jesus with blue eyes.

*NEWSFLASH*   Jesus was Jewish.

Number two- the use of the word "scone" referring to Indian fry bread.

It's really disappointing to go to a place called SCONECUTTERS and find out that all they sell is Navajo tacos. Really, I think I might be emotionally scarred from that experience.  I know this is a difficult concept, but scones are supposed to be sweet little British biscuits that are usually triangular and served with tea.

I'm sorry, I just die a little inside every time I hear Indian fry bread referred to as a "scone".

Anyway.  These English scones are delicious and rich and triangular.  You could probably make them half this size.  Also they don't turn out a freaky deeky yellow color, I just added that effect to see if I could make them look jaundiced.

Maybe they need a bili-bed.


It's ok if you don't get my joke... Let's just move right along to the recipe so things don't get awkward, shall we?

Cinnamon Scones
Recipe from The Pioneer Woman
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 5 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks)
  • 3/4 cups heavy cream
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup cinnamon chips  (Found at the baking aisle in certain stores.  Walmart usually has them around the holidays.)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp heavy cream
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Mix together the flour, 1/3 cup sugar, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, and baking powder. Cut butter into several pieces, then cut into dry ingredients with a pastry cutter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the cinnamon chips.

Mix together heavy cream, egg, and vanilla. Pour into flour/butter mixture, stirring gently with a fork to combine. Don't overmix or your scones will be tough.

Turn onto work surface (mixture will be very crumbly and falling apart.) Gently press together on the sides as you flatten the top. Form dough into a large circle.

Mix together topping ingredients, stirring with a fork. Sprinkle over the top of the dough pressing in lightly.

Cut into wedges using a pizza cutter.

Transfer to a cookie sheet and bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Allow to cool before serving.

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Karen @ Sugartown Sweets said...

These look good! ..i remember those blue bilibeds!

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