Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Fine turning, disco scones, and sweet Christmas times ~

Kids.  Imaginative minds, even if it is goofy, they are fun.  Playful with an honest heart ~ that is some of the best stuff in this life.  I'd say the two have to go hand in hand to be authentic.  

~Disco ball scones ~

Sofia said, "Look!  Disco ball scones!"  Maybe it was the sugar from the two scones she consumed.  It's an ornament I purchased for a kissing ball, to hang in the house.  Well folks, it's collecting dust going on eight years...maybe it wasn't a kissing ball after all, but what Sofia dubbed it - a disco ball.  So be it.  :)  She twirled, she laughed, I love...constantly.

This is not far from the previous recipe, it tastes better though - a bit drier, which I prefer in a scone.  And cream...cream is the yummiest, though I will make recipes with buttermilk if that is all I have on hand.

~ Sweet afternoon snack ~
 Cinnamon chip scones ~

3 c. flour
1/3 c. sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
12 T. butter, unsalted, chilled and cubed
1 egg
3/4 c. cream
1 tsp. vanilla 
1/3-1/2 c. cinnamon chips
Egg wash - optional

  • Scone routine, same ol', same ol'.  Mix dry ingredients.  Add in butter, cut/mix/process until fairly fine meal texture.
  • Beat egg, add cream.  Add to dry ingredients and mix until just combined.  Dump mixture onto counter.
  • Add in the cinnamon chips to the mass, a handful of kneading and press it out to an inch high.  Cut out as desired.
  • Brush with egg wash or cream, sprinkle with sugar.   These had brown sugar.
  • Bake in a preheated 425 degree oven.   Start checking at 20 minutes.  Baking time will depend on how high you roll the dough and the size of scones you made.  These I baked over 25 minutes, less than 30.  But then I think my oven if off.  Know yours.  :)

Merry Christmas....truly. 


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