English Tea Cinnamon Scones

Source: Tea-Time at the Inn, by Gail Greco

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 2/3 cup butter
  • 1 1/3 cups light cream
  • 1 large egg
  • Milk
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon mixed with 1/2 tsp sugar

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and cream of tartar. Cut in butter.

In separate bowl, beat together cream and egg and add to butter mixture. Mix lightly with a fork (or fingers 🙂 ). Turn out onto floured surface and knead 5 to 6 times.

Divide in half and pat out to a 3/4 inch thinkness. cut into 2 inch rounds. Brush tops with milk; dust with cinnamon/sugar misture.

Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden. Yields 24 to 30

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