Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Cinnamon dipped mini-scones

Well, for all of you who enjoyed these at the baby shower sunday, and for those of you who got the not so good batch I took to work monday morning (as they werent good enough for the shower!), here is the recipe for the cinnamon dipped mini-scones from "A Passion for Baking" by Marcy Goldman.

Makes 36 mini scones


3 c all purpose flour
1 c sugar
3/4 tsp salt
4 tsp baking powder
3/4 c unsalted butter, room temp, cut into chunks
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 lg eggs, room temp
3/4 - 1 c heavy whipping cream

Cinnamon Dip
4 tbs unsalted butter, melted
2 tsp ground cinnamon
2-3 cups confectioners' sugar
whipping cream or milk as required

Preheat oven to 425F. Stack two sheets together and grease top sheet. Arrange oven rack to upper third position.

In a food processor, add flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder and blend brielfy.  Add butter and pulse to make a coarse, grainy mixture.
If you dont have a food processor, I feel your pain... I just got one for my birthday this year. No, seriously, if you dont have a food processor, use your fingers to rub the butter into the flour.  This is the most important stage of scone making, if you skimp here, you scones will be a flop.

Turn out mixture into a large bowl.  Make a well in the center and stir in vanilla, eggs (whisked) and whipping cream to make a soft dough.  If it is stiff, add more cream.

Using an ice cream scoop or melon scoop (depending upon size of scones desired) deposit balls of dough onto sheets.

Bake until scones are puffy and golden brown. 22-25 minutes for large ice cream scoop scones. 12-15 minutes for miniature scones.

Meanwhile, for cinnamon dip, whisk together all ingredients until you have a thick but drippy glaze.  Add more confectioners' sugar or cream as required.

Cool scones to warm and dip into cinnamon dip (holding by edges of base). Dip again once topping is set.

Pop them in your mouth and enjoy!

On a different note...if I think I had a good ride monday, today blew it out of the water. Oh my gosh, I had the wind at my tail on the way out to the lake and made it out there at an average of 20mph! A personal best by far! Got stopped by an irate British man and Danish (I think) woman looking for someone's house. Strange. Obviously the wind was against me on the way home, but my average had only dropped to 18.8 mph by the time I made it to the house. Still a personal best for lone riding. Didnt draft off anyone! 

I need my thursday morning yoga now to stretch out those sore muscles.

Yes, I hear what you are saying... yet again I had vowed to go to bed early and I am now posting at 1018pm. I know people, I know. I got stuck at work late, so my ride was late and it just spiraled down hill from there.  Did manage to mop the kitchen floor and finish the laundry though, so it wasnt a wasted evening.


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