A few months ago my husband’s cousin shared an online a recipe for cinnamon scones she found on the “Smitten Kitchen” food blog. I’ve been hesitant to bake more sweet treats besides my weekly batch of cookies. However, in these trying times, I need to keep busy.
To make the scones you’ll need flour, sugar, baking powder, fine sea salt, unsalted butter, half and half or combination of heavy cream and milk, an egg and cinnamon. I do not use fine sea salt for baking, but kosher salt. I do purchase unsalted butter for baking, but if you don’t have it, use your salted butter and eliminate the salt. Also, I used a scale to weigh off the flour and sugar. I neglected to divide the sugar i.e. set aside two dishes with 3 tablespoons of sugar in each. Although, I added all the sugar to the dough, they didn’t taste overly sweet. I did use a mere teaspoon full when I was adding the cinnamon and sugar to the dough before folding and rolling.
Several weeks ago in the New York Times column, “Here to Help,” there was a recipe for chocolate mug cake. I have been resisting temptation to try this recipe, however, I couldn’t resist any longer. Yesterday after dinner, I gave in and made this easy and decadent dessert.
A former teacher, shop-a-holic, empty-nester redefining quick, family approved dinners.