Thursday, November 8, 2007

Cinnamon Scones

I LOVE scones but have only ever made them using a mix I purchased. I recently decided to try making some at home and am so glad I did. If you have never tried one- they are a sweet, but not too sweet, biscuit type of bread. Great with tea or coffee for breakfast. This recipe was my first attempt and I think they turned out great. As a bonus, all the cinnamon in the recipe made the house smell yummy too!

4 cups flour
1 cup sugar
4 t cinnamon
1 t baking soda
2 t baking powder
¼ t cream of tartar
1 t salt
1 cup butter, softened and cut into small pieces
1 egg
1 cup sour cream

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In large mixing bowl combine all dry ingredients and mix well. Turn mixer on lowest speed and slowly drop in butter pieces. Mixture should be crumbly. Add in sour cream and egg and mix just till well combined. Turn dough out on to a floured surface and knead dough just until it comes together. The less you handle the dough, the lighter your scones will be. Pat out to about ¾ inch thickness. Either spray cookie sheets with cooking spray or cover with parchment paper. Cut dough into small triangles (traditional scone shape) or use a round glass or biscuit cutter and cut out small circles. Place on cookie sheet, sprinkle with a mixture of cinnamon and sugar, and bake for 15-20 minutes.

Tomorrow's Daily Special: Mom's Lasagna