Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Cinnamon Biscones

I'm having a great time with The Back in the Day Bakery cookbook. They have a fun recipe for Biscones. A Biscone is a cross between a biscuit and a scone. It is a quick recipe that requires neither kneading or rolling. It was tender and delicious. Cinnamon chips were a fun addition and a light drizzle was the finishing touch.
This fun recipe will be at the front of my recipe box!

Cinnamon Biscones
1 1/2 cups Cake Flour
1 1/2 cups AP Flour
1/4 cup sugar
2 Tablespoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon Sea Salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
2 sticks cold butter, cut in 1/2 inch cubes
1/2 cups cinnamon chips
1 1/2 cups milk
1 egg, beaten
sanding sugar
Powdered Sugar Glaze
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
milk or cream to the desired consistency 

In a large bowl combine the flours, sugar, baking powder, salt and cardamom.
Cut in butter with a pastry blender, you will various sized pieces of butter from sandy patches to pea sized chunks. Add the cinnamon chips. Stir in milk and gently fold the ingredients until you have a soft dough with no flour at the bottom of the bowl. You will still see chunks of butter--don't worry, this is a good thing.
Using the large Pampered Chef Cookie Scoop, scoop the dough on a parchment lined sheet pan. Brush the dough mound with beaten egg and sprinkle with sanding sugar. Bake at 375 for 20 minutes--don't over bake.
When cool drizzle with powdered sugar glaze. These are best eaten the day they are made. This batch makes about 23 Biscones. Unless you are feeding a big crowd I would half the recipe. I'm sure the dough would freeze, just portion the mounds on parchment, flash freeze and store in a freezer bag for 1 month. To bake, put frozen dough on a parchment lined sheet and bake as directed, you may have to add another minute to the baking time.
[Printable Recipe]

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Nedra said...

I've learned a new word: Biscones ! Makes sense!

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

Biscones! just perfect really - don't you think!
Mary x

Andrea_TheKitchenLioness said...

Cindy, your cinnamon biscones look like they are a perfect little afternoon treat - perhaps with a lovely cup of tea (I know you do not drink coffee). But I have never seen "cinnamon chips" before - I looked them up and it sounds like this is an ingredient that I would love to use in my baking.
Have a great Friday!

Beth said...

I've seen that cookbook but I don't think I've ever tried anything from it. It's good to hear such a great recommendation - I should check it out!

Kayte said...

Oh, these Biscones look marvelous! I need to check out that cookbook if there are fun things like this in there. Your photos of them are wonderful.

Debra Eliotseats said...

Thanks for sharing this recipe. My mom loves to make scones so I will share this with here too!

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Seriously, my new favorite breakfast, right here!

Deb@CookingOnTheFrontBurner said...

Hi Cindy, I love the look and ease of these and of course, I'm sure they are delicious! I also see we share a love of Pier 1... I have the same plate (top photo). Have a good weekend! Deb

Danelle M said...

I love this idea. I always fail miserably at regular scones, but biscuits I can do. So perhaps the biscone is just the recipe I need!

Liz Berg said...

I need to make some Biscones...and fast!

Krista Low said...

Yes please! Now :) These looks amazing! I love them already. I just pinned and will be making for breakfast this week. Thank you so much for sharing this. I think you read my mind :) Krista @

Cakelaw said...

These "biscones" look great Cindy. I have this book (after seeing it on Amateur Gourmet), so I should investigate it a little more.

Erin said...

I wondered what a biscones was. Thanks. They look amazing. I love those cinnamon chips!

Mums make lists said...

These look scrumptious!

Would love for you to link this and your other cookie recipes up at my new Empty Your Archive link party - there is a focus this week on cookies, Alice @ Mums Make Lists x