Brunch Affair! Awesome Scones for your next one.

Here's a great recipe that I love to make and they freeze well.  They make great quick breakfast fixes for the whole family.  Also, a perfect item to make ahead and use for an occasion that you need to bring a "little something".  I prefer to make cinnamon chip scones, but you can substitute the cinnamon chips for anything you may desire...blueberries, strawberries, chocolate chips, walnuts, etc.

You'll need:

1 3/4 Cups Flour                                      1/2 Tsp Salt

3 Tbsp Sugar                                           1/3 Cup Butter

2 1/2 Tsp Baking Powder                         1 Egg

1/2 Cup Chips, Fruit, Nuts, etc                1/4 Cup Milk (approx)


Measure the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and butter in to a food processor.  Blend until the butter is cut in and you can't see it.  Add the egg and blend until mixed in.  DO NOT PUT THE CHIPS, ETC IN FOOD PROCESSOR.  While the food processor is on, pour in milk one tbsp at a time.  Add milk a little bit at a time, just until you see the dough starting to stick together. You want a moist dough, but not overly sticky.

Spread some flour and your chips (or whatever you choose) on a non-stick surface (I prefer one of those Corelle brand cutting boards) and place dough on top.


You will want to fold this extra flour and chips in to the dough.  If you added too much milk during the mixing phase, you can just fold more flour in to the dough at this point.  Keep folding the dough in half until it is firm and no longer sticky.

Flatten the dough in to a long rectangle, then cut in half, and half again.  I cut the sections into diagonals to give them to scone look.  My favorite tool is a pastry cutter/scraper, as it gives a clean cut, then lets me scrape it off the board to place on a cookie sheet.  You will get 8 medium size scones from this recipe.  


Bake on 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes.  The tops will be lightly brown.  


For the drizzle, you will need:

1/2 Cup Confectioners Sugar (AKA 10X Sugar or Powdered Sugar)

1/2 Tsp Almond Extract (optional)

1/2 Tsp Cinnamon (optional)

1 Tsp+ Milk

Mix the sugar, extract, and cinnamon with a tsp of milk.  You will want to add just enough milk to make this "loose".  If you add too much milk and the drizzle is too thin, then add more sugar.  Let stand to dry.  

I will be posting a video on a way to drizzle these with very little mess.  Let me know if you try these scones.  Love to hear what you think!