Sunday, January 22, 2012

Sunday Comforts (Tea and Cinnamon Oat Scone Recipe)

I am sure that this is an overstated sentiment, but I love the weekend. Last night we attended an amazing wedding for some friends and had a great time dancing the night away. And now I have leisurely woken up and am in the process of watching an old movie (Born Yesterday), making Cinnamon-Oat Scones, and a pot of Irish Breakfast tea.

Cinnamon-Oat Scones
taken from Pillsbury Breakfast and Brunch Book                                              
1 1/2 C flour
3/4 C oats
1/4 C packed brown sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 C butter
1/2 C milk

1 Tbsp melted butter
1 Tbsp granulated sugar
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

1. Heat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease cookie sheet with shortening or cookie spray. In medium bowl, mix flour, oats, brown sugar, baking powder, sat, and 1/2 tsp cinnamon. Cut in butter with pastry blender. Add milk all at once, stir just until dry ingredients are moistened.

2. On floured work surface, gently knead dough 5-6 times. Place on cookie sheet, press into 6-inch round, about 1 inch thick. Brush top with melted butter. 

3. In small bowl, mix sugar and 1/4 tsp cinnamon. Sprinkle over top. Cut into 8 wedges; separate slightly. 

4. Bake 20-30 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.

1 Scone: Calories 270, Fat 14g, Cholesterol 35mg, Sodium 370mg, Carbohydrates 32g, Protein 4g