Monday, November 11, 2013

Cinnamon Sugar Flake Scones

If you've ever eaten a cinnamon scone from Cobbs bakery and have been in a constant search for the recipe ever since, welcome to the club! ;) This recipe is pretty darn close, so give it a whirl and see what you think!

It's all in those little cinnamon sugar flakes. It's a small extra step that makes a world of difference.
Instead of just having a cinnamon flavored scone, you get tasty little bits of business throughout.

For the cinnamon flakes -
  • 3 tbsp of sugar
  • 3 tbsp of cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp of water

1. In a small bowl, mix together the sugar (3tbsp) and cinnamon. Add the water, and mix it very well. It will develop into very dry paste. Add more water if required, but add only a few drops at a time.
2. Spread across a baking sheet and pop in the oven at 350 degrees. They need about 8-10 mins in the oven total, but you will need to scrape the pan with a spatula so that it doesn't harden into one giant piece. Do this a few times during the baking process.
3. Scrape the bits one last time and let cool completely.

For the scone base -
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder 
  • 1/3 cup of sugar
  • 1 cold stick of butter (cut into 6 cubes)
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 1/2 cup of yogurt or sour cream 

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prep a baking sheet with parchment paper or cooking spray.

2. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt into a large mixing bowl and combine.

3. Toss in the cubes of butter and use your fingers to rub in the butter with the mixture until well combined. It should resemble a course meal.

4. Mix in the Cinnamon sugar flakes.

5. In another bowl mix together yogurt/sour cream and milk.

6. Pour the milk/yogurt mixture into the dry mixture then use both your hands to mix them together and form into a ball of dough, then pat into a 8 inch circle about 3/4 inch thick.

7. Cut into 8 triangles, place on the baking sheet and bake until golden, about 15-18 minutes.

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