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Friday, July 8, 2011

Guest Post - Cinnamon Roll Scones

I am so excited to introduce to to Cassie today!  She has a wonderful site over at Bake Your Day where she makes delicious treats, and shares wonderful tips!  Cassie is a sweet, kind, caring and generous friend.  I am very glad to have "met" her!  I think she had me in mind when she came up with this recipe - it is absolutely perfect for my family.  So sit back, relax, and meet Cassie!

Hi guys!  I’m Cassie and I blog about baking, cooking and life over at Bake Your Day.  I love Dinners, Dishes and Desserts and I am so excited to be here blogging for Erin while she is on vacation!  Enjoy my scone recipe and I hope to see you soon at Bake Your Day!  

There aren’t many flavor combinations that I like as much or better than cinnamon and sugar.  If you read my recent cheesecake post it also talked about flavor combinations.  I would normally say that I’m on a combination kick and then my husband, Paul, would make fun of me for saying that I’m on a “kick.”  I do say that often and he likes to make fun of me for it.  Sometimes I get on a roll, and I go with it!  No pun intended there.  But since I mentioned it...

I have always loved cinnamon rolls and my family has always had an incredible knack for making them.  I enjoy making them myself but sometimes I just want the flavor combo without having to take the time to actually make the rolls.  Yes, I could reach for Cinnamon Toast Crunch (my favorite unhealthy cereal) or Cinnamon and Sugar Pop Tarts (also very unhealthy) or just make some plain cinnamon toast.  However, I’ve had scones on my “to-bake list” for a while now so I came up with these, my quick version of the cinnamon roll: a cinnamon roll scone (still not the healthiest but totally worth it!)

As a side note, let me say that I am a huge coffee drinker.  Everyone knows that scones go pretty well with coffee.  “Scones go pretty well with coffee” is an understatement for these beauties.  The cinnamon and sugar is a great compliment for a strong cup of joe. 

The scones came together so quickly.  I learned to love the center of the cinnamon roll the best and these scones reminded me so much of the center of a cinnamon roll.  The texture is that of a scone but they are airy and moist and I wanted to eat the whole batch.  I made the classic icing that my mom always made as a kid.  Super simple and gooey!  And the best part is that these can be ready in as little as 30-40 minutes.  Perfect for a last minute breakfast or morning get-together!

Cassie’s Cinnamon Roll Scones

For the scones:
2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1/4 cup + 2 Tbs. granulated sugar
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
6 Tbs. unsalted butter, cold and cut into small pieces
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

For the filling and topping:
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 tsp. ground cinnamon

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.  Line a medium baking sheet with parchment paper. 

Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder salt and sugar and cinnamon in a large bowl and combine well with a whisk.  Cut the butter into the dry ingredients using a pastry cutter or two forks.  Continue to mix until the mixture is crumbly and resembles the consistency of sand.

In a small measuring cup, combine the milk and vanilla.  Create a well in the dry ingredients and pour the mixture over the dry ingredients.  Gently stir the dough with a fork just until combined and a cohesive dough forms.

Combine filling ingredients in a small bowl and crumble most of it into the dough.  Gently knead the mixture into the dough, leaving some streaks.  You want it to somewhat resemble the streaks of a cinnamon roll.  You’ll see what I mean. 

Transfer the dough to the prepared baking sheet and form a large circle, about 8-9 inches in diameter and about 1 inch thick.  Sprinkle the remaining topping over the dough.  Cut into 8 wedges and transfer to the baking sheet.  

Bake for about 15-18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cook slightly on the baking sheet and then transfer to a wire rack. 

Adapted from Baking Bites

My Mom’s Cinnamon Roll Icing

1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 Tbs. milk
1-2 cups powdered sugar

Mix vanilla, milk and powdered sugar together in a small bowl.  Stir with a wire whisk or fork until combined.  To reach a thicker consistency, add more powdered sugar.  To thin out, add more milk.  Taste and enjoy! 

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At July 8, 2011 at 2:04 AM , Anonymous Maureen said...

wow these look so good. I've eaten a lot of scones but never like this. These look so American. :) I love it!

At July 8, 2011 at 4:17 AM , Blogger Ruth said...

Oh I love cinnamon, and these look delicious! I bet they were great hot out of the oven!

At July 8, 2011 at 6:31 AM , Blogger Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake said...

Oh, how fabulous! GReat scones...and great guest post!!!

At July 8, 2011 at 7:26 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those look amazing! I love cinnamon rolls of all kinds!

At July 8, 2011 at 8:29 AM , Anonymous Tiffany said...

Great guest post! The scones remind me of cinnamon toast crunch! :D

At July 8, 2011 at 8:53 AM , Blogger Heather Libbey said...

Yum - great choice for a guest post!

At July 8, 2011 at 10:16 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like cinnamon, I like scones, I'm going to make it just for me.

At July 8, 2011 at 10:33 AM , Blogger S.V. said...

who wouldn't love a cinnamon roll in scone form. Sounds like the perfect breakfast with coffee.

At July 8, 2011 at 10:57 AM , Blogger Lindselicious said...

Wonderful guest post and thanks for introducing me to a new blog! I was sold when she said the scones are like the middle of the Cin Roll. Yummmmm

At July 8, 2011 at 11:00 AM , Anonymous kitchenarian said...

Sure wish I had one of those scones with my coffee this morning. Cassie, great recipe and post. Enjoy your vacation Erin!

At July 8, 2011 at 11:21 AM , Blogger Desi said...

Oh my! What a great guest post! I wanted to let you know about my cookbook giveaway that is going on right now until July 16th. Stop on by to enter! Hope you are having a great week :)

At July 8, 2011 at 12:58 PM , Anonymous RavieNomNoms said...

Thank you for introducing us to Cassie! Her scones look fantastic! I wish I had one right now to snack on!

At July 8, 2011 at 1:39 PM , Blogger Harvesting for Life said...

Awesome recipe and guest post! This is fantastic! They look so yummy I think I can almost smell the cinnamony goodness through the computer (ok just wishful thinking!). Love it!

At July 8, 2011 at 4:05 PM , Blogger Carolyn said...

Ooo, I just love the idea of cinnamon roll flavours in a scone. Great guest post!

At July 8, 2011 at 7:11 PM , Blogger Jocie's Mom said...

Fabulous guest post! I love scones. I love cinnamon. Perfect combo :) Buzzed!

At July 8, 2011 at 9:02 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks absolutely amazing! I hate that I'm allergic to cinnamon....these are incredible! GREAT guest post!

At July 9, 2011 at 1:59 AM , Blogger The Harried Cook said...

These sound amazing! I love scones, and I love cinnamon rolls... this sounds great! Thanks for sharing :) Great guest post...

At July 9, 2011 at 8:22 AM , Anonymous Lauren at Keep It Sweet said...

That is my kind of scone!

At July 9, 2011 at 4:51 PM , Anonymous Anne said...

Cassie...these are beautiful! Once a week I treat myself to a cinnamon chip scone at Starbucks!(And sometimes they are dry and the coffee is a necessity!!!). These look so much better! I really can't wait to try them for myself! : ) P.S...Hi Erin!

At July 10, 2011 at 12:47 AM , Anonymous Hester aka The Chef Doc said...

Oh my gosh... what wonderful scones!!!! I've never had anything like this and now I want one, pronto! Hooray for scones!

At July 10, 2011 at 8:18 PM , Anonymous redkathy said...

Scones are great for dunking and being a big cinnamon fan myself, these are 100% perfect in my book! Your display is fabulous, making me drool fabulous to be exact.

BTW - I'm so happy you chose a more healthy cinnamon fix :)

At July 12, 2011 at 7:29 PM , Anonymous Patty said...

Oh my gosh! I am such a cinnamon freak and these sound absolutely sinful! I definitely need to make these!

At July 13, 2011 at 7:41 AM , Blogger Unknown said...

Great post! I will be making these!

At July 13, 2011 at 1:09 PM , Blogger Unknown said...

Ok, the recipe has been printed and I'll be making these this afternoon. I love my coffee in the morning and nothing is better with it than a perfect scone, which is exactly what this looks like.

Thanks so much for the guest post and for introducing me to another fantastic blogger (though one that will make me fat).

At July 13, 2011 at 10:00 PM , Blogger Laurie@The Baking Bookworm said...

Wow! These look amazing and a great way to tame the cinnamon roll beast that dwells within me. ;)

I'm also a huge 'slave to the bean' (aka coffee addict) and have been known to bake something to go along with my daily coffee 'just cuz'. These scones would totally fit the bill!

Cassie & Erin - I can't wait to check out more of your recipes!!


At August 9, 2011 at 6:00 AM , Anonymous Val said...

I absolutely love cinnamon rolls but never make them. I think I'm scared of how many I would consume in one sitting. Somehow the idea of cinnamon rolls in a scone format seems far less dangerous and equally delicious. I am definitely going to give these a try :-)

At October 10, 2011 at 12:32 PM , Anonymous princessbridal3 said...

These are delicious! Every bite is the perfect bite. Next time I will put a little less icing but WOW, Better than Cinnabon!

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