Monday, March 23, 2009

Cinnamon Scones with Vanilla Drizzle

I have been dieting for a few weeks now. My meals consist of salads and grilled chicken, lots of fluids and 1 low fat yogurt cup a day. I haven't cheated. Last night my sweet husband looked at me and said, "I miss all your yummy desserts". I felt bad because when I started my diet, my "cooking" has gone down lots. So I surprised him with scones drizzled with vanilla icing this afternoon.

This was my first time making scones and it was delish according to my husband and my 7 year old son and beleive it when I say, I haven't had a bite of these scones I made because I have pretty good will-power.

I was told they are really good and they want more tonight.

1 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon baking soda
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup white sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon cream of tarter
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter
1 egg
4 teaspoons cinnamon
In one bowl, add 1 cup of sour cream and baking soda together and stir until mixed well.

In another bowl add flour, cream of tarter, salt and baking powder.

Add sugar to the mix now.

Add room temp cuts of butter to the flour mix and mix until the flour looks like bread crumbs.

I used me hands to mix it up...easier that way.

Now add 1 egg to the sour cream.

Add the cinnamon to the sour cream mix as well, stir until blended.

Add sour cream mix to the flour and FOLD it into the flour.

It should look crumbly looking like this.

Knead dough no more than 10 times. Cut the dough into two and using half the dough, pat into a 3/4 inch loaf. Use circle press to make perfect circle and add to a greased cookie sheet.
Cook for 15-20 minutes at 350 degrees.

Once you take out the scones, let them set for 5-8 minutes before adding the icing. If you don't have time to make icing or devonshire cream, take half a cup of vanilla icing and microve for 20 seconds. The icing will then pour easily into a zip-log bag. Cut a VERY small hole at the tip and drizzle over the scones for that perfect drizzled look.
I froze the other half the dough for later use!


j & j dish it out said...

Oh man, why did you have to post these...YUM!!! I'm on a diet and I'm still going to make these and eat them. How can you not!!?

Amber said...

You MUST have good will power to not even take a taste! I'm impressed! I'll remember that when I start my diet after the baby is here.

~micahgirlaz~ said...

I want to try these! They look so yummilicious!!

Kindle Marie said...

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PS great job on your diet so far!