Social distancing to protect ourselves and each other has become our norm for the past few weeks. I have to bring a sense of normalcy to my daughter’s life. She can’t go to school, she can’t see her friends, and she’s adjusting to her homeschooling.
Last Saturday, I made it special for her and created a tea party for her.
She chose what she wanted at her party and surprised me with her cooking skills.
Her cinnamon scones were perfect to me and I could not help but share with you.
2 ¼ cups of flour
1 stick butter
½ cup of heavy cream
1 tsp cinnamon
1/3 cup of white sugar
1 ½ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
Egg wash and brown sugar
Preheat the oven at 400 degrees.
In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
Add the butter to the flour mixture, use a hand mixer, mix until the butter is distributed evenly throughout the dry ingredients
In a smaller bowl, whisk the heavy cream, the vanilla. the cinnamon, and the egg. Add it to the dry mixture and mix until the dough comes together.
Transfer the dough to a lightly floured board and shape into a rectangle.
Cut the scones into desired shapes.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place the scones. Brush them with the egg wash (1 egg yolk mixed with 1 tbsp of water).
Sprinkle the brown sugar over the scones.
Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
My daughter has cut her scones into large triangles but, it’s her art, her tea party, and that’s all that matters.
I hope you find something joyful to do with your kids during the quarantine time and make it all about them.