Boston Scones

September 7, 2015

Dear Friend,

A mouthful of warm cinnamon scone followed by a gulp of cold apple cider. The light is fading over Boston and I sit down to write this blog post- decently happy to be back home but needing something of a taste of Britain to bring back all the fun of the past three weeks. England and Ireland were so wonderful that it is all I can do not to pull up stakes and move lock, stock, and canopy bed to Dublin. But for now, I am a Bostonian. So when I decided to make scones I thought I would give them a New England twist. Thus cinnamon scones with apple cider.Cinnamon Scones- The Person I Am TonightThis recipe is super basic and easy, but also delicious.

You will need:

2 1/2 cups flour

1 tablespoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

8 tablespoons of cold unsalted butter, chopped up into small pieces

1/4 cup granulated sugar

2/3 cup milk

Heat your oven to 425 F

Put your flour, baking powder, and salt into a bowl and stir it up. Add the butter and work it in with your hands until you have a sort of finely granulated consistency. Don’t worry too much about over working the dough but also don’t get crazy with it.

Add sugar and stir a bit to mix it in. Then add your milk and stir with a fork until dough forms. Form the dough into a ball with your hands and then flatten it out to about a six inch circle. It should be a few inches thick, depending on how big you want your scones. Then cut out six-eight circles and put them on your ungreased cookie sheet. Sprinkle cinnamon on the top, bake 12-14 min or until you think they are done.
Cinnamon Scones- The Person I Am Tonight

Cinnamon Scones- The Person I Am Tonight

Cinnamon Scones- The Person I Am TonightAnd now here I sit eating one, as I write this post. There’s some leftover- feel free to drop by 🙂 Glad to be back with you again. More England reminiscences to follow, undoubtedly.

 

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