What are you nervous about making? For me, it’s usually pastries and other baked goods. Cookies, no problem. Cake, Betty Crocker has that covered for me. Donuts, would like to try sometime, maybe I need a donut pan? Scones-not a chance….or so I thought. I’ve never even had a scone to eat before!
Cinnamon Sugar Scones
2 cups flour
2 t baking powder
1/2 t baking soda
1/2 c butter
1 egg, separated
3 T honey (I used agave because I didn’t have any honey on hand)
1/3 c buttermilk (I don’t keep this on hand, but if you add a few squirts of lemon juice to the 1/3 c milk, it does the trick)
1/2 t salt
1 t sugar
1/4 t cinnamon
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Mix the dry ingredients and then cut in the butter until it’s crumbly. In another bowl, mix the egg yolk (you’ll need the white later) with the honey and buttermilk until blended. Add the moist ingredients to the dry mixture. Stir it all together until it’s combined.
Form the dough into a ball on a floured surface. Roll it out into an 8 in circle, about 1/2 in in thickness.
I thought the dough was fairly crumbly. Once I got it into a ball, I pressed it into a round cake pan instead of rolling it out on the counter. Cut pizza style into 8 triangles. I cut it in the round cake pan. Place onto a greased baking sheet. Whisk the egg white until frothy and brush over the tops. Mix the cinnamon and sugar and sprinkle on top of the scones. Bake for 10 minutes.
I added a simple powdered sugar icing. Basically, about 3/4 c of powdered sugar and a little bit of milk until it was thick. Then, I drizzled it over the scones. They were heavenly!
To Store Them: Put them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They reheat well in the microwave at about 45 seconds.
I have found many scone recipes-bacon and cheddar, oat maple and apple, chocolate chip, and pumpkin scones. Maybe I need a Pinterest board for “scones”?!