Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Cinnamon English Scones

English Scones with buttermilk
Have you ever been invited to a tea party?  You know the kind where everyone dresses up and you have to remember your manners?  A wonderful friend at work invited our whole department to her home for a very memorable evening.  She has the kind of home and especially kitchen that most of us only dream about!  She can easily fit 25+ people around tables that are decorated with beautiful dishes and treats that make your mouth water.  She set about teaching us the protocol for the event and how exactly a tea party works.  There is a definite order to eat each delicacy.  

These delicious scones were part of the meal (brought by Julie, another wonderful cook)  and I had to have the recipe!  When served with Mock Devonshire Cream they are to die for!  Some scone recipes seem dry but this one with buttermilk is moist and cinnamony (I added that word to my dictionary!)  and lovely by jove....hehe!

Cinnamon English Scones

3 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1/3 cup + 2 Tablespoons sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoons salt
3/4 cup cold butter cubed
1 cup buttermilk
7 oz. mini cinnamon baking chips
2 Tablespoons melted butter

Combine flour, 1/3 cup sugar, baking powder, soda and salt. 
Cut in butter.
Stir in buttermilk just until moistened.  Stir in chips.  Turn dough out on floured surface; knead gently.  Divide in half, gently pat into a rectangle 1 inch thick.  Cut into 12 triangles.  This is done evenly by dividing the dough in half horizontally, divide into thirds vertically.  This makes 6 even squares.  Now cut each square from corner to corner to make 12 triangles.  Tip:  Use a pizza cutter to make this part so easy!  Repeat with other half of dough.

Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with remaining sugar. 
 Bake at 425 Degrees F 10 to 13 min.

Recipe source: Julie Woodard

Mock Devonshire Cream

1 cup whipping cream
1/2 cup sour cream
2 Tablespoons powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla

Whip the cream on high speed until it forms soft peaks.  Add the remaining ingredients, folding them in until combined and smooth. 

Recipe source:  My
Did you make these?  What did you think?

This recipe was shared with these wonderful sites:
Gloriously Made 
The Country Cook 
The Sits Girls 

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