Now the key ingredient is cinnamon, which to me is one if not THE most amazing of all spices!
So I decided to use a basic recipe for scones, I found one on the Taste web site, which looked easy enough, though instead if greasing the cookie sheet I would have used parchment paper. Then I came across this web site, Scones.Org.uk, which made me jump for joy!
- 2 cups self-rising flour
- 30g butter at room temperature
- ½ cup milk
- ⅓ cup water
I wanted the little burst of cinnamon the Cobs scones had, but I didn't want to mail order the cinnamon flv-r-bites, I wanted them now. So I created my own by blending 3 tablespoons of cinnamon with 2/3 cup sugar and some water. I used the same technique used to make sugar roses (or sugar shapes for tea parties), except I didn't mold them, I just spread the sugar out on a plate to dry over night.
The result was perfect, except for the middle bit which I had to scrape off with a spatula because it sort of adhered to the plate quite nicely.
- Preheat your oven to 210 degrees Celsius and prepare a baking sheet by greasing with butter or oil.
- Sift flour into a mixing bowl.(At this point add sugar/cinn mixture and stir well)
- Chop butter into small pieces and add to flour.
- Make a small depression in the middle of the flour and butter mixture.
- In a small bowl, combine milk and water.
- Slowly pour liquid into the depression made in the flour.
- Mix all ingredients with a flat knife until a soft dough forms.
- Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead briefly until smooth.
- Roll out the dough to form a 2cm thick round.
- Cut the dough into individual scones approximately 5cm in diameter.
- Place scones on baking sheet and glaze with milk.
- Bake 10-12 minutes or until scones are golden brown.
I added the sugar crumbles to the flour and mixed it well before adding the wet ingredients.
It looked wonderful, and baked perfectly !
I didn't separate the individual scones though, I didn't want them to dry out at all.
I also decided to add a little glaze made of icing sugar, cinnamon and milk and I drizzled it over the still warm scones.
They were the perfect accompaniment to my coffee, and my son thought they were awesome with soy milk.
So now, although I can always run out to the store to get my cinnamon scone fix, I don't have to...specially if the craving strikes at 9 pm!
If you try, let me know how they turn out.