|Triple Cinnamon Scone|
Even though I love cinnamon I am not a cinnamon connoisseur. I've seen all kinds of special cinnamons offered by spice purveyors, and I've even purchased a few, but plain old grocery store brand cinnamon is good enough for me.
The bakers at King Arthur Flour published this Triple Cinnamon Scone recipe in April 2010, on their blog. I've been wanting to make them ever since I first saw the recipe, but had neither the cinnamon Flav-R Bites, nor the cinnamon chips that I was certain would put these scones over the top. I remedied that pantry omission a couple of weeks ago when we visited the King Arthur store during a weekend in Vermont. At last, I was prepared to make these scones.
|The Cinnamon Chips and Flav-R-Bites|
This Triple Cinnamon Scone recipe is the one from the King Arthur blog. I'll walk you through how I made them so you can see how the recipe might work in your kitchen. Plan for about 2 hours from start to eating, or you can make them ahead and keep them frozen until you are ready to bake them.
|The Scone Ingredients|
- 3/4 cup evaporated milk
- 1 cup King Arthur cinnamon Flav-R-Bites
- 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup cold butter, cut into chunks
- 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
The Filling and Glaze
|The Glaze and Filliing Ingredients|
- 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons cinnamon
- 3 1/2 cups confectioner's sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 7 tablespoons milk
Begin by soaking the Flav-R-Bites in a small bowl with the milk. Set aside for 20 minutes. Melt the butter and mix it with the brown sugar and 2 tablespoons of cinnamon in a separate small bowl. Set that bowl aside.
|Soak the Flav-R-Bites and Mix the Filling|
Make the scones: combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt together in the bowl of your electric mixer. Add the butter and mix to combine. The mixture will be unevenly crumbly and that is good.
Add the lightly beaten eggs and the vanilla to the Flav-R-Bites mixture. Pour this mixture into the flour mixture and stir until the mixture comes together. Don't over do it. You just want the mixture to hold together.
|The Batter Comes Together|
Prepare a well-floured space on your counter top. I used my SilPat sprinkled with flour. You are going to measure the size of your dough, so you'll want an area that is at least 18 inches wide. Scrape the dough onto the well-floured surface and roll the dough into a 9 inch square. It should be about 3/4 inch thick. Check to make sure you have plenty of flour under the square.
|Roll Batter into a Square|
Now spread the cinnamon filling over the dough, almost to the edge.
|Spread the Cinnamon Filling|
Fold one edge into the center like when you fold a letter for an envelope.
|Fold One Edge into the Center|
Then fold the other edge into the center making a rectangle.
|Fold in the Other Edge|
Gently roll and pat the rectangle into a 3inch by 18 inch rectangle. It will be 3/4 inch to 1 inch thick.
|Make a 3" x18" Rectangle|
Cut the rectangle into 6 equal squares, each 3 inches.
|Make 3 Inch Squares|
Diagonally cut the each square in half and place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Place the baking sheet in the freezer for 30 minutes. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F.
|Cut on the Diagonal and Freeze|
After 30 minutes bake the scones. I chose to bake 4 of the scones. The remaining scones were individually wrapped in plastic and bagged for the freezer. That way I can have fresh scones whenever the spirit hits. Bake the scones for 16 minutes, or until they are puffed and brown. remove the pan from the oven and allow the scones to cool on the pan.
|Scones Fresh from the Oven|
While the scones are cooling mix the glaze. For the 4 scones I mixed together 1 cup of confectioner's sugar, 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon and 2 tablespoons of milk. Mix all of the ingredients for the entire batch of scones. You want the glaze to run easily from the spoon. Drizzle the glaze over the scones.
Serve immediately. Warm is best...and oh, so delicious.
|Triple Cinnamon Scones|
Get the printable King Arthur Triple Cinnamon Scone recipe by clicking the King Arthur link. You can get my printable Triple Cinnamon Scone version of the recipe by clicking that link.