I've set my tea for today in front of the fireplace, using my Johnson Brothers Friendly Village pattern. My Williamsburg teapot belonged to my Aunt Kitty and she gifted it to me after my beloved and I went to Williamsburg for our honeymoon.
My recipe for today's scones is adapted from my favorite Oatmeal Raisin Scones, which can be found here.
I love this recipe because it is done so quickly in the food processor and the scones are so light in texture, but with a delightful crunchy top.
I switched up the raisins for cinnamon chips and adapted the procedure somewhat. If you love cinnamon, I think you'll love these. I'm thinking that chocolate chips or butterscotch chips would be great, too. Here's the recipe:
1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups rolled oats
1/3 cup granulated or light brown sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 stick unsalted butter (I sometimes only have salted butter, therefore I leave out the salt)
1 cup cinnamon chips
1 cup milk
1 tablespoon sparkling sugar mixed with 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
NOTE: This recipe is correct. There aren't any eggs in this particular scone recipe.
Set rack in the middle of the oven & preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Combine the dry ingredients in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a metal blade. Pulse 5 times at 1-second intervals.
Cut the butter into 12 pieces, add to the bowl & pulse 12 times until the mixture looks like fine meal.
Add the cinnamon chips & milk & pulse 3-4 times to form a very soft dough.
Drop the dough, by large spoonfuls, onto cookie sheets that have been lined with foil, parchment or a silpat. You should get 12 large scones. Brush the tops with a little milk & sprinkle with the sugar-cinnamon mixture. Freeze the scones for 30 minutes, which is a trick I learned from King Arthur Flour, which helps for a higher rise. Bake the scones for 12-15 minutes, or until they are golden. Do not over bake as they will be dry.
I always freeze any extra scones, then thaw and reheat in a 350 degree oven for several minutes.
I am sharing this with:
Make It Pretty Monday
Tea Time Tuesday
Friends Sharing Tea
Share Your Cup
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