Giant Cinnamon Streusel Scones {Guest Post}

Okay, I know I’ve been missing for a week and I know you’ve missed me like crazy!

Or not.

But I’m back. Sorta.

As I type this, my father-in-law is in critical condition after suffering a stroke and two heart attacks. We are hopeful for recovery, but are leaving it in God’s hands. My family and I appreciate your support and prayers. Thank you.

In the meantime, I have lined up a few guest posts from some of the best blogging friends a girl could ask for! The first is Miss from Miss in the Kitchen and a fellow member of Virtual Potluck. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

Thanks again, Miss. It means more than you know.

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Hey Y’all! I am Miss from Miss in the Kitchen and I jumped at the chance to do a guest post for Rachel.  Rachel is one of my best blogging pals and I was glad to help her out while she’s out-of-pocket with her family.

I have been running a little crazy this week and when I had a free morning I knew I had to have some scones.  Scones are one of my favorite things for breakfast.  I tend to make them and then snack on them all day.

These are not your ordinary dainty scones, they are GIANT!  If you must have dainty scones, then by all means divide in half and make 2 small circles.  I figure it doesn’t matter if I eat one giant scone or 3 tiny scones, so why not make them big?  I also added a streusel filling that made them out of this world delicious.  I know you are going to love them!

Giant Cinnamon Streusel Scones

Ingredients:

scones:

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

streusel filling:

  • 2 tablespoons cold butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar

topping:

  • 1 egg white, beaten
  • 2 teaspoons sugar

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

In a large bowl, add flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar.  Cut in butter until pea size crumbles.  In  separate bowl, stir yogurt, egg and vanilla together.  Stir into flour mixture.  Pour onto a lightly floured surface and knead five or six times.  Divide dough in half.  Pat each half into about an 8 inch circle.  Carefully place one dough circle onto a greased or lined baking sheet.

In a small bowl, combine streusel filling until crumbly.  Sprinkle over bottom dough circle.  Place remaining dough circle over streusel filling.   Pinch edges together gently.  Using a sharp knife, carefully cut into 8 wedges.

Brush with egg white and sprinkle with sugar.

Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.

Serve warm or at room temperature.

Enjoy!

 

 

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23 comments

  1. Rachel, I’m so sorry to hear that your father-in-law is still unwell. My thoughts are with you and your family right now.

    Miss, thank you so much for stepping into the breach with a great guest post. These scones look epic!

  2. These sound fabulous! I love that streusel!

  3. These look deee-licious. Thanks, Miss!!

    And Rachel–I’m so sorry to hear about your father-in-law’s health issues. I know firsthand how scary and stressful that can be, and I’m thinking about you and your husband, and the rest of your family, too. Keep us posted!

  4. I have plain yogurt. Not vanilla.
    I wonder if these would be just as good with that substitution, or if they would need additional sugar and vanilla flavoring added.

    It seems like the streusel would take care of the sweetness factor.

    It’s nice of you to help your friend.

  5. Rachel, you and your family will continue to be in my thoughts.

    Definitely wishing I had one of these scones to enjoy this morning. I’m a sucker for cinnamon.

  6. Great post, Milisa, I love scones. Rachel, you are absolutely in my prayers. Keep us updated!

  7. I’m so sorry about your father in law. You are all in my prayers.

    If I added some apple to these scones I might never have to eat anything else. Ever.

  8. i am so sorry to hear about your FIL! My prayers are with you. Love these scones- might give them a try this week!

  9. These look fabulous and I love your theory that you’re going to eat 3 little ones anyway.

    I hope your father-in-law makes a full recovery Rachel.

  10. So sorry to hear about your father in law. Your family is in my thoughts!
    These scones are amazing!! What a great guest post!

  11. Sending good thoughts to you and your family! Take your time… we will be here when you get back!

    Miss, the scones look great! Perfect guest post!

  12. Best wishes for your FIL, Rachael, my own father had a stroke several years ago and has recovered so well. I hope the same for your FIL. As for these scones, holy yum, I don’t think I’ve ever actually craved scones before I saw these!!!

  13. Rachel, I am so sorry about your father-in-law. I will put your family in my prayers. Please take care and know that you are in my thoughts. —Geni

  14. Hi Rachel- I stumbled upon your blog today through Miss In The Kitchen. I am so very sorry to hear about your FIL. I pray that he makes a full and speedy recovery.

  15. Rachel, I am so sorry to hear about your father-in-law. He and your family are in my prayers.

  16. PS: These scones?! Yum! I love that scones were what you thought of when you had a slow morning. It’s definitely something I would do. :)

  17. Scones are one of my favorite breakfasts too! Love that these are giant!

  18. I believe you missed an egg in the list of ingredients… or somehow I completely ignored it. :P
    Because it says: “In separate bowl, stir yogurt, egg and vanilla together. Stir into flour mixture.” But I only see egg whites for the topping.

    I’m just going to assume I need to add one to the dough :) I’m super excited to have these in the morning though!

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