Scones are best served warm, right out of the oven. A little crisp on the outside, and warm and soft on the inside... They are perfect to eat with your favorite cup of coffee, on this rainy day.
These are made in a food processor. They take about 5 minutes to prepare. You can also make them by hand if you prefer, but it's a lot easier in a food processor.
Here's what you need:
- 2 cups of flour
- 1 tablespoon of baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1/4 cup of granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon of cinnamon
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup of buttermilk
- 1/2 cup of cold butter (cubed)
- 2 teaspoons of vanilla
For the glaze:
- 1 cup of powdered sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla
- 3 to 5 tablespoons of milk
Preheat your oven to 375°.
First add your flour to the food processor.
Next add in the baking powder, salt and baking soda.
Pulse a few times to combine.
Add in the cubed butter.
Pulse for about a minute. The mixture should resemble cornmeal.
Next add in the buttermilk, egg, vanilla, cinnamon and sugar.
Turn the mixer on, and let it run until the dough mixes into a ball. It takes about a minute.
Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface. It won't be too sticky.
Gently shape the dough into an 8 inch round and sprinkle with a little more cinnamon.
Cut into 8 wedges.
Place wedges on a baking sheet, that has been lined with parchment paper. Bake at 375° for 12 to 15 be minutes.
While they are baking, make your glaze.
Add 1 cup of powdered sugar to a bowl.
Add in 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla and 2 tablespoons of milk. Mix well. Add more milk, a tablespoon at a time if needed. It should be a little runny.
Drizzle the glaze over the warm scones, and enjoy!