Do you like scones? Yes. Ok, make these right now. Ready...go. Seriously, these are some of the best scones I've ever eaten (or made) in my life. It all started a few weeks ago when I wanted to have scones at the baby shower I was hosting (see details here). I know of a few good places that sell them, but because I'm 'frugal' *ahem* cheap, I decided to see if I couldn't whip some up myself. I started with this recipe...and made a few small additions to make them irresistible.
Cinnamon Chip Scones
1 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon baking soda
4 cups flour
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter
1 cup cinnamon chips (or other "mix-ins" - I used dried cherries and pecans)
1 tablespoon milk
2 tablespoons 'raw' sugar
[one] Combine sour cream and baking soda in a bowl. Set aside.
[two] Mix baking soda through salt with a whisk. Cut in butter. Then, add egg and sour cream mixture. Add enough milk to help dough combine.
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[three] Set oven to 350 and grease 2-3 cookie sheets.
[four] Flour work surface and hands. Get out 1/3 of dough and knead lightly. Then, shape into a circle about 3/4" thick. Cut into triangles. Place on cookie sheets. Brush with milk and then sprinkle raw sugar on top.
[five] Bake for 10-15 minutes (depending on size) or until the bottom is golden brown.
These things are seriously great....perfect for a Memorial Day weekend...or to trade for staying at friend's house like we're doing tomorrow :)