By najwa on January 17, 2002
Photo by Hadice
Photo by Hadice
"I love these scones!! Great for breakfast or anytime .."
Serving Size: 1 (103 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 12
"Mmmmm...These were great! The only change I made is in stead of a cup of butter, I cut in 1/2 cup butter and added 1/2 cup apple sauce with the wet ingredients."
"This is my favorite scone recipe of all time!
A few suggestions:
- If you use parchment paper under them, they will turn a nice, even, light brown
- Mix the butter into the flour mixture with your fingers. It takes a little longer, but it's worth it. I've tried using a pastry blender and a cuisinart, but neither method worked as well.
- You can get terrific mini cinnamon chips year round at www.preparedpantry.com. I got good results by mixing them into the flour/butter mixture before adding the sour cream.
- I divided one batch into four 5" circles and cut them into 6 wedges each. They took about 18-19 min.
- I like to brush scones with cream or milk, and then sprinkle them with turbinado sugar before baking. On a whim I tried brushing them with coconut milk the last time, and it worked pretty well.
- Don't overcook them. They come out of the oven very soft, but they will firm up after they cool.
Thank you Najwa for posting this recipe."
"These scones were awesome! I used all 4 teaspoons of cinnamon ~ we are real cinnamon lovers. They were perfect! I made 16 scones right before bed and the next time I looked the kids had polished off 6 of them. The rest were gone at breakfast. We will definately be making these often. Thanks so much for sharing."
"These scones are outstanding; they are crisp on the outside and so tender on the inside. Flavor is perfectly balanced. I've developed a "quick" method for mixing. Place the dry ingredients in the bowl of a Kitchen Aid; using the whisk attachment, blend and then add butter. Whisk until the mixture is the size of bread crumbs. Add sour creme mixture and whisk slowly until moistened. Switch to dough hook and knead briefly. It's fast and easy; there's no noticeable difference in the resulting scones!"
"These were wonderful. I enjoyed that the recipe is so simple and easy to follow. The texture of the scones was perfect as was the flavor. Sometimes scones can be quite dry, but these were lovely. Great recipe! I will be making these again very soon."
"Indeed a wonderful recipe. They are great -- just a few secs in the microwave & with the leftover scones we had a great breakfast for days. It makes alot -- even cutting each wedge in half (how I usually ate it after baking) was still a nice serving."
"Great recipe. I got 16 scones altogether. My son had some of his friends drop in when they were baking and one of them thought it smelled like Apple Crisp. The cinnamon I guess. I only added 2 tsp of cinnamon instead of 4 and I really liked the taste. I got rave reviews from my son's friends who demolished half of them. Next time I may just do as your other reviewer did and roll and cut out. I will be making again for sure. Thanks for the recipe."
"These are incredible!!! I rolled them out and used a biscut cutter and got about 45 out of the recipe. They tasted so good and reminded me of an open air craft show that I go to every year. Great comfort food."
"These are good, but I had some difficulty with the mixture. Maybe I measured inaccurately, but the mixture was so dry that I had to add 1/2 cup of applesauce to get it to stick together. I added pecans. I have to agree, these are a little bland. I may experiment with some additional flavors next time."
"I add a little vanilla and mini chips and it has been a hit for my mother's day brunch :)"
"I prefer sweeter scones, and with the cinnamon/sugar I was expecting this to be sweeter, but as is it tasted pretty bland. I added homemade clotted cream and fresh strawberries and it tasted like strawberry shortcake, so that was very good. This tastes like a cinnamon flavored shortcake (the best I can describe), but definitely needs to be paired with something to be good!"
"Our family's favorite scone of all time! I love that they are made with sour cream as we don't always have milk on hand, but we do keep cultured dairy such as sour cream and yogurt on hand for baking. GREAT recipe!!"
"These are delicous...kind of like a sweet cinnamon biscuit. Mine had to bake for 30 minutes though. And it seems like a lot of work for a cinnamon biscuit. My 4 young kids liked it for their afternoon treat."
"Fabulous! I followed other reviews and used half butter and half applesauce because I didn't have a whole cup of butter on hand. These are just excellent and I will make them often! I am so happy that you posted this, thank you."
"one word. ADDICTING! or.. maybe.. "EVIL!" very good. yum."
"Love this recipe. I make it several times a week. These scones make a nice breakfast or after dinner dessert. Delicious with a good cup of strong black coffee. I don't cut them in triangles, I just use a big scoop and drop them on the cookie sheets. They maintain their form and bake beautifully. This is a winner. Thank you!"
"Really good scones. They're kind of like Starbuck's, but without the icing. Thanks!"
"I added walnuts with great success. They were awesome and enjoyed very much!"
"Tasty! These made a great breakfast (although next time I may reduce the sugar). Thanks for this recipe!"
"Perfect! Just what I was looking for! I followed the recipe exactly, but plan to add cinnamon chips next time as another reviewer did. I definitely recommend the hand mixing. It made it easier to blend all the ingredients together. Initially, I was concerned that the 4t of cinnamon called for would be too much, especially since I use a strong cinnamon for baking. But the flavor was wonderful! Just was this pregnant lady needed to quench her craving ;-) Thanks, Najwa!"