Thursday, February 24, 2011

Starbucks Cinnamon Scones



Ingredients
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup butter
1 egg, separated
3 tablespoons honey
1/3 cup buttermilk*
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

* I didn’t have this on hand, but easily made do with 1/3 cup milk and a squeeze of lemon juice for acid.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Then have a trusty helper mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Cut in the butter and mix until crumbly. In another bowl, mix the egg yolk (save the white for later) with honey and buttermilk until blended. Then, add to the dry mixture. Stir until just combined.

Using floured hands, form the dough into a ball on a floured surface.
Roll or pat it out until it’s roughly a half an inch thick and 8 inches in diameter. Cut pizza style into equally sized pieces.
Put onto a greased baking pan.

Then, wisk the egg white until frothy and coat the tops of the scones. Mix the sugar and cinnamon together and sprinkle on top.

Bake for about 10-12 minutes. I took mine out just prior to 10 minutes and they were perfectly flaky.

According to the recipe, these are done. But I felt something was lacking. Glaze!
To make the glaze, I simply mixed a bunch of powdered sugar with a touch of milk until nice and thick. Then, drizzle. I topped with a dash of more cinnamon. Perfection!

1 comment:

Mommy of 2 said...

These were so easy and very yummy! I tried one with honey on top rather than the glaze and that was pretty tasty too!