While Kaitlynn and Silas were taking their afternoon naps, Kathrynne and I had fun whipping these up. She’s getting old enough to really be a help in the kitchen and it’s fun to have her work alongside me — and end up actually getting more done, than just having extra messes to clean up! 🙂
After mixing up the scone ingredients (see below), roll these out to about half an inch thick and eight inches in circumference. There’s no need to do it perfect; I believe the beauty of homemade scones is that each one has a little bit of personality!
Put onto a greased baking sheet. Or, get smarter than me and roll it out on the greased baking sheet so you don’t have to mess with the transfer! Slice like a pizza into eight pieces (or more, if you prefer smaller scones).
Brush with beaten egg whites, sprinkle with cinnamon and turbinado and bake.
Once baked, drizzle with the glaze and serve. These are one of the best scones I’ve ever tasted — flaky, soft and beautifully delicious!
Glazed Cinnamon Scones
Recipe adapted from
2 cups flour (I used unbleached, but you could use half whole-wheat, half unbleached)
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter
1 egg, separated
3 Tablespoons honey
1/3 cup buttermilk (or 1/3 cup milk mixed with 1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice)
Crumb Topping (can be adjusted to your liking):
1-2 Tablespoons turbinado (or sugar)
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Glaze Ingredients (can be adjusted to your liking):
1 cup powdered sugar (you can make your own homemade unprocessed powered sugar)
1-3 teaspoons milk (enough to make a glaze)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Cut in butter until mixture is crumbly.
Separate the egg white and yolk. Set the egg white aside.
In a separate bowl, mix egg yolk, honey and buttermilk (or milk/lemon juice mixture). Add to the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
Form dough into a ball on a floured surface. Roll or pat out to half an inch in thickness and eight inches in diameter. Cut into eight equally-sized pieces.
Transfer to a greased baking sheet. Whisk the egg white until froth forms and brush over the tops of scones. Mix turbinado and cinnamon together and sprinkle over egg-white-topped scones.
Bake at 400 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes.
Mix together powdered sugar, milk and vanilla until glaze forms. Drizzle over scones after they bake.
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