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Scone with a sugary cinnamon topping

Lemonii Nov 13, 2007 12:37 PM

Was just at the coffee shop and saw some yummy scones with a sugary cinnamon encrusted top. From what I remember scones are fairly easy to make, does anyone have a yummy recipe for me?

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    Anne Nov 13, 2007 04:00 PM

    Here's a copy of an old post of mine. You could certainly mix some cinnamon with the sugar topping for a replica of what you saw.

    I used to make these when I was working as a baker in a coffee shop. They are very good, very EASY, and there are a lot of variations.

    Cream Scones
    Makes 8

    2 cups flour
    1/4 cup sugar
    1 TBSP. baking powder
    1/2 tsp. salt
    2/3 cup dried fruit*
    1-1/4 cups heavy (or "whipping") cream---DO NOT SUBSTITUTE!
    1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
    Coarse sugar, such as Sugar in the Raw

    Preheat oven to 425F. Combine dry ingredients in a bowl, stirring well with a fork. Add dried fruit. Stir together the cream and vanilla extract; stir in to the dry ingredients, using the fork. Still using the fork, mix to a rough mass, then turn out onto a lightly floured board and knead BRIEFLY (about 1 min.) until it all holds together. Pat into a 7" circle. Brush the top with cream (there's probably enough left in the cup you used earlier---just scoop it out with your finger and run them over the top of the scone circle!), then sprinkle with the coase sugar. Cut into 8 wedges. Separate wedges and place on a parchment-coated baking sheet. Bake approx. 15-20 mins. until golden brown. Best eaten while still warm!

    *Dried fruit can be currants (for a classic scone), raisins (I like to add about 1 tsp. cinnamon to dry ingredients when I make them with raisins), dried cranberries, dried apricots snipped into 1/4" pieces, etc.

    Variations:

    Pecan Praline: substitute brown sugar for the white sugar. Substitute coarsely chopped pecans for the dried fruit.

    Chocolate chip: substitute chocolate chips for the dried fruit. THIS WAS OUR MOST POPULAR SCONE!

    Coconut: substitute sweetened flaked coconut for the dried fruit
    ENJOY!

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      Reene902 Nov 14, 2007 12:33 PM

      I haven't used this recipe in forever, but I think this is how it works: Take a box of biscuit mix and sub heavy cream for the amount of water called for. Add in your desired add-ins. Shape. Bake as per the package.

      They're hard to shape since the dough is so crumbly, but they turn out ok given the amount of work that goes in.

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