Not Quite The Farmers Daughter

Not Quite The Farmers Daughter

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Cinnamon Praline Scones

Happy Sunday morning everyone! It is a beautiful chilly Fall day here in Central Ohio.  I got up this morning to fog gently drifting off the pond behind the house and the glitter of frost on the grass.  Tranquil quiet is just the remedy before the hectic rat race of Monday hits and a full week of craziness.  This morning I decided that now is a great time to start baking and indulge in more of the Fall flavors that are beckoning from everywhere you can dream of and more.  I actually saw a Christmas commercial on the Family Channel last night and I think my mouth started watering over the infinite possibilities of the spicier and sweeter foods that are yet to come!

This morning calls for coffee and Scottish scones.  I invite you to join me on a my mission of comfort and peace this morning.  I have a base scone recipe that I have used for years and decided to spice it up today.  A little cinnamon and sugar never hurt anyone!  What will your little piece of heaven consist of today?

Cinnamon Praline Scones                                                   

2 c flour
1 Tbsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
4 Tbsp sugar
6 Tbsp butter, cubed (no substitutes)
2 eggs beaten
1/3 c heavy cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp cinnamon extract
1 tsp cinnamon

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. 

Combine flour, baking powder, salt, sugar and butter with a pastry cutter/blender or two knives until mixture is course and crumbly.  In separate bowl blend together cream, eggs, vanilla extract, cinnamon extract and cinnamon with a whisk.  Add the wet the dry and stir.  You need to use your hands to finish blending together.  Don't overwork your dough or your scones will be tough. 

On your baking sheet mold your dough into a disk and cut into 8 wedges.  Brush the tops with cream and set aside.

4 Tbsp butter
3 Tbsp brown sugar
1 cupped chopped pecans

In a pan melt butter and sugar together over medium heat.  Add pecans and stir until mixture starts to bubble.  Remove from heat and spoon over scones.  Place your baking sheet in your preheated over and bake for 12-15 minutes.  I have a gas stove and usually take them out at 13 minutes.

Ohhh sooo good!

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