Cinnamon bursts out of the edges of a powdery white dough. Hints of wintry notes hang in the air as icing chills in the fridge ready to glaze the pastry baking softly in the oven.
Scones are usually made one of two ways – either with butter or with cream. Why? You ask! Well, I had no idea so I decided to try it with both. Butter yields a richer, more crumbly scone. Cream creates a soft biscuit-like treat. Adding both butter and cream results in the best of both worlds – a soft, pillowy delicacy that melts in your mouth as it crumbles in your hand!
Inspired by Panera’s Cinnamon Crunch Scone, I’ve paired this version down to a single serving that is half the size, a fraction of the calories, but above all brimming with flavor, texture and, of course, cinnamon! Recipes for homemade cinnamon chips and cinnamon glazed icing can be found by clicking on the links.
Be sure to freeze the scone before baking. This is what helps the scone keep its structure as it bakes. Otherwise, your scone will result in a flat sconcake like treat. Although it still tastes wonderful, it just doesn’t look like a scone!
- 2½ tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
- 1/32 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 tablespoon homemade cinnamon chips
- 1/2 tablespoon cold butter, cubed
- 1/16 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1-2 tablespoons heavy cream, enough to form a dough
- 1 recipe Cinnamon Glazed Icing, prepared per instruction
- Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl stirring enough to coat the cinnamon chips and the butter with flour.
- Add the heavy cream 1/2 tablespoon at a time. The dough is ready when it forms a ball and begins to pull away from the edges of the bowl.
- Gently mold the dough into your favorite scone shape.
- Freeze the dough for 20 minutes prior to baking.
- Preheat the oven to 375°. Leave the scone in the freezer until the oven is preheated.
- Bake at 375° for 10-15 minutes until a cake tester comes out clean. Let cool for at least 10 minutes before icing.
- Spread the Cinnamon Glazed Icing on the scone prior to serving.
- Recipes for homemade cinnamon chips and cinnamon glazed icing are also available on my website under The Comfy Cookbook/Pantry.