Start your St. Patrick’s Day with these tasty cinnamon raisin scones. With March 17 falling on a Sunday this year, you can celebrate all day long. Because scones are quick-breads and do not require yeast or waiting for the dough to rise, you can have a wonderful breakfast treat without sacrificing your weekend sleep.
Slightly sweet from the raisins and with a gently spiciness from the cinnamon, these scones are reminiscent of oatmeal raisin cookies but not quite so decadent that you feel guilty having them for breakfast. Pair with a cup of Irish Breakfast tea.
- 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/3 cup cold butter, cut in small cubes
- 1 1/4 cup raisins
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1 large egg
- 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 egg white
- 1 teaspoon water
- Cinnamon sugar (2 teaspoons sugar, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon)
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine flours, baking powder, salt, sugar and cinnamon.
- Using your hands, cut in butter until the mixture is crumbly.
- Add raisins and gently mix with a wooden spoon.
- In separate bowl, whisk cream, egg and vanilla until combined.
- Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients.
- Using your hands, gently combine ingredients, being careful not to over mix.
- Gently form dough in to a large ball. Place on a lightly floured surface and flatten a bit with your palm. With a rolling pin, roll to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut into triangles.
- Whisk egg white and 1 teaspoon water.
- Brush egg mixture on top of scones and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
- Line a cookie tray with foil and bake 13-15 minutes or until lightly golden.
- Makes 8 scones, or more if you prefer smaller triangles.
- Store in an air-tight container for up to three days.
Tempted by these baked treats but simply don’t have the time or desire to make them yourself? If you’re in Bucks County, PA, let the friendly staff of Town Crier Bakery in Peddler’s Village do the baking for you. Irish soda bread, scones, leprechaun gingerbread men and shamrock sugar cookies are just a few of the many goodies you’ll find in this charming old-fashioned bakery where everything is made from scratch. To see their latest creations and find more information, check out the Town Crier Bakery Facebook page.
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Sunday: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
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