Thursday, January 26, 2012

Pioneer Woman Cinnamon Scones

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Yum on a plate!
  Have you ever heard that you should not always believe what you read on the Internet?  Well you shouldn't.  Unless it has to do with food, and how good something is.  Like when I read about Panera on a blog.  The blogger said it was amazing and that everyone should try it.  Well at the time we did not have that place here in Canada.  Then one day we did.  So I remembered and tried it.

  I have to tell you right now, the Internet was right, this place is awesome!!!  I tried a few things, and since I cannot eat bread, I got a scone.  A cinnamon scone.  It was love at first bite.  And I may have cried a little inside when I realized I had only bought one.  
See how modern I am?  I use the "Internet" I know, I'm also a dork.
  Then I saw a recipe on Pioneer woman.  It was fate I tell you!  She had a recipe for cinnamon scones, and I was sold.  And it only took me like a year to finally try them out.  I am so sorry I waited so long, my pants aren't, but I am.

  So I made them thinking I would take them to work and share.  Then I ate one, and promptly hoarded them and decided to tell people at work I had not baked at all.  They are none the wiser I think.  Unless they took note of the tight pants I am wearing now.  

  So this was really easy, a little scary since I have not made scones before, but you know, it all worked out.

I used cold butter, the recipe did not specify, and I know you use cold butter for pie crust.  It seemed to work.

I got this pastry thingy, a pastry cutter I think, in college.  Because when you are in culinary school you have every excuse to buy whatever kitchen gadget you want.  Even if you only use them once.  But see I kept mine, I knew it would come in handy!

Cinnamon Scones
From Pioneer Woman

Pre heat oven to 350

-3 cups all purpose flour
-1/3 cup sugar
-5 TSPs baking powder
-1/2 TSP cinnamon
-1 cup unsalted butter
-3/4 cups heavy cream
-1 egg
-1 TSP vanilla
-1 cup cinnamon chips ( I used the mini ones)

-1/2 cup sugar
-1 TSP cinnamon
1 1/2 TSPs heavy cream

In a large bowl sift all dry ingredients together.  Cut up your butter, I used cold because I was not sure what to do.  Then use a pastry cutter to cut the butter into the dry stuff, until it is all crumbly.  Add your cinnamon chips.

This is after the butter is cut in, I forgot to take a picture without the cinnamon chips.
  Using a fork, mix all your wet ingredients together then mix into the dry with the fork.  Do not over work, just mix until it all comes together.
Right about here I panicked, how is that little bit of wet stuff going to bring this all together?

Turn the mixture out onto a floured surface, or parchment like I did, and mix it together a bit to get all the dry bits to come together.  
Shape the dough however you want, a circle, a square, whatever.  And pat it flat.  

See it worked!  I had to sort of mush it together on the table a bit as there was a few really dry patches.


Mix the topping and spread it over the top of the scones and pat it down.
Cut your scones with a knife or pizza cutter to the shape and size you want.

I wanted to make them small, so I could control my portions.  Yeah it was worth a shot, I just ate like 3 instead of one.

Don't even try to pick them up, use a cookie spatula or something, just to save yourself the frustration.

Use a spatula to transfer the scones to a lined baking sheet and bake for about 14 minutes.  
I figured they were done when I pushed on the sides and they were not soft.

See, all done, and they could be considered healthy, they are a breakfast item after all. I can try right?
  People, these are so good, they are sweet like a muffin but have the heaviness of a scone.  I cannot eat bread because of how doughy it gets when you eat it, so this is perfect for me.  I made them really tiny so I can eat a few, and like I said I had planned to share them.  Plans do not always work out people, trust me.  And that is something you can believe on the Internet!


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Elizabeth said...

YUMx10!! They look amazing!

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

yum-o! i love cinnamon chip scones (and yes, i've even tried panera's). :)

tiffany said...

Yum, I can not say I have ever seen mini cinn. chips. I will have to look!

Connie Mercer said...

another one of your recipes I want to try. They look delish!!!!

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Those look delicious! I love scones. The PW is hardly ever wrong, after all! :)

Susan-The Weekly Sweet Experiment said...

I love reading your posts - you always make me laugh :) The scones look amazing. I made them once - like 10 years ago. You have made me want to try them again - thanks!

Michele said...

Yum Mee!!! These look awesome. Gotta love anything from the Pioneer Woman.

Penny said...

These look so GOOD! I may have to make some of these for myself! You cracked me up about hoarding them! Love Penny

Bobbie said...

Mmmm love scones! Thanks for the great idea!

Erin said...

These are totally on my to do list now! They look delicious! Panera rocks. I don't go there often but when I do, we stock up =o)

Robyn said...

I have never made scones, but have them on my things to try list. The Pioneer Woman has some amazing recipes!

Carolina HeartStrings said...

These looks so yummy. My family would love them. Come visit. We have a wonderful molten cocoa cake and a fat free sweet potato souffle.