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.This 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.