Friday, August 26, 2011

Cinnamon Ricotta Scones

  I love scones. 
 They are so easy to make and taste so yummy.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease a baking sheet or spray with nonstick spray.

In a mixing bowl- add:
3 cups flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 Tbsp. baking powder

With a pastry blender, cut in:
1/2 cup COLD butter (cut into cubes)
and cut until it resembles coarse crumbs

Mix together:
1 Cup ricotta cheese
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
and very lightly fold into the flour, butter mixture, being careful NOT to overmix the dough; handle gently and lightly.

Divide the dough in half; On a floured surface, pat each half into a 6" round (about 1/2" thick)
Cut each round into 8 wedges.
Place the wedges on prepared sheets, leaving 1" space between wedges.

Beat an egg white until frothy. Lightly brush the tops of each scone wedge with egg white. Sprinkle generously with cinnamon sugar (1/3 cup turbinado sugar mixed with 2 teasp. cinnamon).

Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the bottoms and tops of scones are golden. Remove from oven and cool completely.

If you'd like, drizzle a cinnamon glaze over the tops of the cooled scones. (1 Tblsp. butter mixed with 1 C. powdered sugar, 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract, 1/4 tsp. cinnamon and just enough cream to mix into a drizzly - not runny - consistency).

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