sugar and spice
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.
The scones baked in approximately 17 minutes to a nice golden color. I let them cool a bit before snapping a photo. I accidentally broke off a layer, which enabled me to take a little taste. Oh my, they were delicious, tender, light and not overly sweet. The recipe makes 6 portions, which I gladly shared with a few neighbors. One neighbor commented, “Thank you so much for the scones! They are amazing!! So good with a cup of tea!” My husband loved them too! I gave another scone to another neighbor who lives alone so that we wouldn’t be tempted to eat them all ourselves.
So if you are craving a not too sweet treat, give these scones a try. You can always bake all six and freeze what you don’t eat for another time. Enjoy!
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