Sunday, March 18, 2007

Cinnamon Scones

Cinnamon Scones

(I talked about this recipe here)

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (1 cup if making lighter version)
1/2 cup whole-wheat flour (1 cup if making lighter version)
1/2 cup oatmeal
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
8 tablespoons butter - cold, cut into small pieces (6 tablespoons if making lighter version)
3/4 cup buttermilk
1 tablespoon turbinado sugar
1/2 cup cinnamon chips

Preheat oven to 375.
In a bowl, combine all the dry ingredients (both kinds of flour, oatmeal, cinnamon, sugar, baking powder and soda, and salt).
Using a pastry blender or two sharp knives, cut the cold butter into the dry ingredients until the dough is crumbly.
Fold in the cinnamon chips.
Add the buttermilk and stir lightly until the dough comes together to form a ball. Don't overwork the dough.
On a lightly floured surface, pat the dough into a large circle about 2 inches thick.
Cut the dough into wedges with a knife; do not separate the wedges.
Sprinkle with turbinado sugar.
Transfer dough to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Bake for 22 minutes, or until the edges are lightly browned.
After cooling, separate wedges with a serrated knife.

makes 8 scones
adapted from: Recipe Review Board
HUs: 6


Kelly said...

These are AWESOME!!! I get scones from a little coffee shop in South St. Paul, who I THOUGHT had the best scones...but these BLOW the others away! By far, the best scones I have ever had!!!

Anonymous said...

I completely agree. These were my birthday treat from Liz. I am trying hard to stick to a diet, but these are IRRESISTIBLE!

Elisabeth said...

Thanks, Anna and Kelly! It's fun to make them for people who appreciate it so much. :)

Anna, I DID make the "healthier" version for your they shouldn't damage your diet too much!