Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins
A recipe from TOH magazine that I hope to try soon, just need to remember to shopped for cinnamon chips. The author wrote this about the scones: “These scones will melt in your mouth,” writes Barbara Humiston of Tampa, Florida. “They’re delicious hot, warm or even cold!”
- 3 1⁄4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1⁄3 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar, divided
- 2 1⁄2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 3⁄4 cup cold butter, cubed
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 (10 ounce) package cinnamon baking chips
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- In a large bowl, combine the flour, 1/3 cup sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs(I use a food processor for this). Stir in buttermilk just until moistened. Fold in chips.
- Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead gently 10-12 times or until dough is no longer sticky. Divide in half; gently pat or roll each portion into a 7-in. circle. Brush with butter and sprinkle with remaining sugar.
- Cut each circle into six wedges. Separate wedges and place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 425° for 10-13 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve warm.
"Melt in your mouth" is a promise fulfilled with this recipe. Mind you , I've only sampled the one and it was still cozy warm from the oven but WOW. Truly tender, moist, tall, fluffy and crazy delicious. I picked up some cinnamon chips a couple of months ago not having anything in mind at the time but knowing that the right thing would come along :D. If you love scones and cinnamon save this recipe and stock up on cinnamon chips because your going to need them! Yummm.
These have a nice flavor, I reduced the amount of cinnamon chips because I find them to be a bit sweet for me. The texture was a odd though and I can't figure out why as this isn't that much different than my normal scone recipe - they came out chewy which was off putting though my DH didn't mind it as much as I did. They got mixed reviews at work, most people did like the flavor, but they didn't all get eaten which is pretty unusual. Made for PRMRT
WOW, these scones are amazing! They are fluffy, moist, crunchy and flaky at the same time with such a yummy cinnamon taste. Mmmm! I made half the recipe using only 4 tbs of butter and leaving out the sugar in the dough completely. I also left out the salt (as I find cinnamon chips to be quite salty) and reduced the sugar on top to 1 ts. That way they were still super sweet for our taste and I could eat one more. ;)
I prefer to make round scones, so that's what I did and I ended up with 9 nicely sized ones that were devoured quite quickly.
Ill surely make these again, one of the best scones recipes Ive had in a long time. THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing these here with us, diner!
Made and reviewed for the Best of 2011 Tag Game January 2012.