Friday, July 18, 2008

Baking: Cinnamon Bun Scones

I made these this morning - They were great with coffee. It has been a while since we have made scones- We used to try new recipes quite often. These were super easy!
The recipe comes from There is No Place Like Home.

Cinnamon Bun Scones

A cinnamon-pecan swirl and creamy glaze imparts the flavors of a bake-shop cinnamon bun to these easy-to-make oat scones
Makes 12 scones.

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup quick or old fashioned oats
10 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salk
8 tablespoons butter, chilled and cut into pieces
3/4 cup milk
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup pecans (optional)
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

3/4 cup powdered sugar
3 teaspoons orange juice or milk

1. Heat oven to 425F. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray.

2. In a large bowl, combine flour, oats, 8 tablespoons of sugar (set aside remaining 2 tablespoons for later), baking powder and salt; mix well. Cut in butter with pastry blender or two knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. In small bowl, combine milk, egg and vanilla; blend well. Add to dry ingredients all at once; stir with fork or rubber spatula until dry ingredients are moistened. In small bowl, combine remaining 2 tablespoons granulated sugar with the pecans and cinnamon; mix well. Sprinkle evenly over dough in bowl; gently stir batter to swirl in cinnamon mixture. (Do not blend completely.) Drop dough by 1/4 cupfuls, 2 inches apart on cookie sheet.

3. Bake 11 to 13 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove to wire rack; cool 5 minutes. in small bowl, combine powdered sugar and enough juice or milk for the desired consistancy; mix until smooth. Drizzle over top of warm scones. Serve warm.

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