Tuesday, June 15, 2010

A Simple Breakfast ~ Cinnamon Scones

I love to bake. I just wish I didn't love to eat as much, but that is another story all together. As for the baking, I'm always looking for something new, something delicious to bake for my family. There is something so full filling about baking. Spending time in the heart of our home, surrounded by fresh simple ingredients that with a little love become wonderful treats. Does anything say I love you better than fresh out of the oven treat? It is such a simple joy to watch the the parade of family and friends through the kitchen, pausing just long enough to grab whatever treat is on the counter, taking a little bit of love with them.

Cinnamon Scones

  • 3 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup evaporated cane juice
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 3/4 cup cold unsalted butter
  • 1 cup kefir
  • 10 oz package cinnamon chips
  • 2 Tbsp butter, melted

In a large bowl, combing the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in kefir until just moist.

Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead gently about 10 times, gradually adding cinnamon chips with each knead. Be careful not to over knead. This is not bread dough. Think of it more of a dough massage.

Divide dough in half and gently pat each half into a 7" circle. Cut each circle into six wedges. Separate wedges and place on an ungreased baking sheet. Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with a little sugar.

Bake in a 425 degree preheated oven for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned.

This is a wonderful scone. You could easily substitute dried cranberries or blueberries for the cinnamon chips. Just add about 1/2 tsp of cinnamon to the dry ingredients.

5 comments:

  1. Yumy!!! These were soooo good!

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  2. we, too, LOVE cinnamon scones...i got one once when i was pregnant & at barnes & noble...once i tried it we have to hunt down a recipe.

    never made them with cinnamon chips though...but amazing simple & tasty...:)

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  3. These look yummy! We have never used cinnamon chips either! We usually use a cinnamon swirl (like a cinnamon bun filling). Can't wait to try them!

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