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Facebook, you have let me down.

Because tomorrow, while one of my coworkers is getting married, I will be lugging all of my belongings along with a shiny new set of IKEA furniture up three floors (and for clarification, by “I” I mean The.Boy., and by “lugging” I mean taking an elevator) so that he and I can cohabitate.

Ever and anon.

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And yet, whereas the former can be formalized by a simple relationship status change, there is no such analogous update for living together.

Troubling, no?

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I mean, how will any of our dear friends who we haven’t spoken to since we were five (and maybe even a few complete strangers) find out about this key life event if it doesn’t pop up in their facebook feed?

And, even more worrisome, it begs the age-old question of “if something happens without an accompanying facebook update, does it even exist”?

Philosophy for a new age. Scary, right?
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So I am petitioning facebook to create some new relationship statuses.

“Shared bodily fluids with.” “Exchanged keys with.” “Now cohabitating with.” “Has toothbrushes in each other’s apartments with.” “Domestic partners with.”  To name a few.

Because honestly..”single”, “it’s complicated”, “in a relationship”, “engaged” and “married” may have sufficed for the 2004-2009 era. But we are in the midst of a new decade with new and increasingly complex interpersonal relationships.  And it’s time facebook got with the times, don’t you think?

Anyways, on to the scones. There is no easy tie-in here other than that just as my relationship with The.Boy is evolving (not that my facebook profile will reflect that harumph) so has my relationship with scones.

And it’s all because of Thomas Keller.

For such a long time I avoided making these breakfast treats because I was so afraid they would be dry and, well, boring.  And then along he came with his gorgeous tome of a cookbook and these impossibly flaky fluffy cinnamon honey filled wonders, which turned my whole view on the matter upside down.

They’re a bit time consuming in the sense that they take multiple days to make but each step takes no more than about 20 minutes and then it’s a lot of chilling time, so don’t let this daunt you. And in the end, it’s so worth it because these will rock your morning. And your opinion of scones.

And probably not your opinion of facebook. But that’s kind of neither here nor there.

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One year ago…Asparagus and Green Pea Risotto with Fresh Herb Tarka
Two years ago…Ravioli Salad with Black Olives and Pepitas
Three years ago…Corn Crepes with BBQ Chicken

Cinnamon Honey Scones
Makes 12 scones, adapted from Bouchon Bakery

Ingredients
For the Cinnamon Honey Cubes: 

  • 30 grams (3 tbsp) all purpose flour
  • 30 grams (2 1/2 tbsp) sugar
  • 4 grams (1 1/2 tsp) ground cinnamon
  • 30 grams (1 oz) cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/4-inch cubes
  • 20 grams (1 tbsp) honey

For the Scones: 

  • 152 grams (1 cup + 1 1/2 tbsp) all-purpose flour
  • 304 grams (2 1/4 cups + 2 tbsp) cake flour
  • 12.5 grams (2 1/2 tsp) baking powder
  • 2.5 grams (1/2 tsp) baking soda
  • 91 grams (1/4 cup + 3 1/2 tbsp) sugar
  • 227 grams (8 oz) cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 135 grams (1/2 cup + 1 1/2 tbsp) heavy cream
  • 135 grams (1/2 cup + 2 tbsp) creme fraiche

For the Honey Brown Butter Glaze: 

  • 45 grams (3 tbsp + 2 tsp) unsalted butter
  • 20 grams (1 tbsp) honey

Instructions

  1. For the cinnamon honey cubes, place the flour in a medium bowl and whisk in the sugar and cinnamon. Toss in the butter cubes so that they become coated with the flour mixture.  Using your fingers, break up the butter until the mixture looks like coarse sand. Mix in the honey, using a spatula, to form a smooth paste.
  2. Press the paste into a 4-inch square on plastic wrap. Cover completely with plastic wrap and freeze, until solid, about 2 hours or overnight.
  3. For the scones, whisk together the all-purpose flour, cake flour, baking powder, baking soda, and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer so that there are no large chunks of flour. Fit the mixer with the paddle attachment and mix it on low for 15 seconds. Stop the mixer and add the butter. On the lowest setting, pulse to begin incorporating the butter. Increase the speed to low and mix for 3 minutes so that the butter becomes incorporated. Break up any large pieces of butter that still remain by hand.
  4. With the mixer running, slowly pour in the cream. Add the creme fraiche and mix for 30 seconds. All of the dry ingredients should be moistened and the dough should be coming together on the paddle.Scrape down the sides and pulse again to combine.
  5. Cut the now frozen cinnamon honey paste into 1/4-inch cubes. Remove the bowl from the stand mixer and mix in the cubes by hand. Mound the dough on a work surface and press it together. Place the dough on a piece of parchment paper. Press it into a 7 1/2-inch by 10-inch rectangle, trying to make the top as smooth as possible. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for about 2 hours.
  6. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat. Using a chef’s knife or pizza cutter, cut the dough lengthwise into thirds and crosswise into quarters. Arrange the scones on the prepared baking sheet, leaving some space between them. Cover with plastic wrap and freeze overnight. (Scones can remain in the freezer for up to a month).
  7. Preheat oven to 350. Arrange the frozen scones 1 inch apart on the baking sheet. Bake for 28-30 minutes, until golden brown.
  8. For the glaze, heat the butter in a medium, heavy-bottomed skillet over medium-low heat.  Cook until it begins to brown and smell nutty, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and stir in the honey.
  9. As soon as the scones are removed from the oven, brush the tops with the glaze. Let cool on a cooling rack and cool completely.
  10. Notes – I made these over 3 days. On the night of Day 1, I made the cinnamon honey cubes. On the morning of Day 2, I made the dough and chilled for 2 hours (up to step 5). On the night of Day 2, I cut the dough into rectangles and froze overnight. On the morning of Day 3, I baked and made the glaze.

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95 Responses to Cinnamon Honey Scones

  1. We made scones too – actually my daughter did and I kept telling her scones are dry you dont want to make that. But they were good. And -I would totally sign that petition once you get it started.

  2. Is it bad that I didn’t even realize facebook still had status updates? Good luck on the move, it’s gonna be quite a weekend! Hopefully you still have some of these babies around, because they sound like the perfect moving sustenance :)

  3. katie says:

    How dare you tempt a pregnant woman before breakfast! I love cinnamon scones and these look delicious.
    Congrats on the new co-habitation status ;)

  4. SO intrigued by cinnamon honey cubes! These sound pretty tasty.

    I always hear that if it’s not on facebook, it’s not real. I haven’t had a facebook in almost 3 years, so I think I might be a ghost ;-)

  5. Johanna GGG says:

    these scones sound amazing – I am sure the boy has just agreed to lug all that furniture about just because he thinks he might get these every morning.

    as for moving in with the boy, in the olden days there was the change of address notice that got sent to everyone – maybe it is a matter of facebook just having a field for the names of those you live with – though I am still wary about facebook poking its nose into my life and happy for it not to know a thing!

  6. This reminds me of a Mad Men episode I just watched where two of the characters, god forbid, moved in together. Facebook needs to get with the times!

    The scones look delicious. Would go perfectly with the coffee currently by my side!

  7. london bakes says:

    I’ve refused on principle (I don’t know what principle though) to enter a relationship with my boyfriend on facebook. On the other hand, if they had a ‘exchanges bodily fluids with…’ option, I could well be tempted.

    Going through a major scone phase at the moment; these sound so good.

  8. Amy says:

    Lol. I like all your relationship status suggestions. Put it in their suggestion box! I think it’s so exciting. The moving in together and these scones.

  9. Cinnamon and honey – you’ve got me hooked! And I love scones. If you find the right recipe, they are not dry and boring, like the bad rap that they have!
    Good luck with the move!

  10. Oki-doki Joanne I love anything with cinnamon and honey and I don’t care to scones but I will take your word for it and try these over the weekend when I can put some extra time into making them.
    Good luck with your new move! and don’t let facebook bother you…. lol..:)

  11. You are too funny… According to FB, R and I are nothing. ;)

  12. Oh my gosh your too funny! Congrats on the living together! :)

    The scones look delsih! I love honey and cinnamon together! Yum!!!!

  13. Hmmm I think you’re on to something!
    (Although in my case we attempted to not advertise our living together-unsuccessfully-because our fams are pretty against that kind of thing but everyone ended up understanding the situation sooo yeah)

    And let’s talk about these scones-YUM. I love em. I adore cinnamon-y things for breakfast time!

  14. I’ve only made scones a few times, but I have a new outlook after making some at King Arthur Flour last weekend. I love the flavors of yours. Cinnamon anything is a big hit with me.

  15. haha, facebook should totally have “cohabitating with” as a status! Congrats on the move. Will you still be on the UES?
    These scones look great :) I’d never think of this combo. Reminds me of those cinnamon crunch bagels they sell. Mmmmm

  16. Bodily fluids!! HAHAHA! That would seriously freak my grandma out…and other humans I suppose. If I had an oven I’d be all over these scones!!…but I’ll wait until mid-May. Good ol’ pinterest!

  17. Jessie says:

    These scones. Cinnamon and honey and everything I want RIGHT NOW. They look so beautifully flaky, I want second breakfast right now.

    I got a kick out of your list of potential FB relationship statuses, especially the first one – ha! I think you should recommend them to FB :)

  18. Jessie says:

    Oh, and GOOD LUCK with your move! Almost done!

  19. Johanna says:

    LOL – I love your Facebook status update suggestions… wouldn’t it be best if they just made a write-in option for the relationship status? Although then my husband might not be on my Facebook page because I would be tempted to put ‘in a deeply intimate and slightly obsessive, although sometimes non-reciprocal relationship with CHEESE.’ Good luck with your move!

  20. So I don’t usually like scones but MAN, are these perfect?! I love cinnamon… I love honey. I’m thinking I might make these for my mom for Mother’s Day since she loves the combination as well. Thank you dear!

  21. Donna says:

    I am so sorry I visited you today, because now I must make these.

  22. Karen says:

    Love the butter cubes in these. I hate to move. Such a pain!!

  23. Hahaha I totally agree about the FB statuses! There really is such a wide spectrum of “relationships” these days. Speaking of which, I’d like to have a relationship with these scones. Yum!

  24. Lora says:

    I love eating scones, making scones…these look wonderful.

  25. Pam says:

    Sheesh Facebook – get with the times! Congrats on cohabitating with The.Boy.! Very exciting.

    The scones are also very exciting… they look delicious!

  26. Good point on the FB categories Joanne. Nice job on the metric – are you going to continue this moving forward? I really want to take the leap but have yet to do it!

  27. Beth says:

    I haven’t made scones in a while, and this recipe has my name all over them. Good luck with the move!

  28. Ashley says:

    I love making scones, and this recipe looks lovely! Congrats on the new non-status :)

  29. Scones are not really something I crave, until I saw these…

  30. I want a few for the weekend breakfast! All the best with the move.

  31. I have spent so much time staring at this recipe. I just need to make these already!

    Not that it solves the problem of insufficient status options, but maybe you can add a life event?

  32. Yay so exciting that the move is this weekend! Kind of jealous of the Boy since he gets to benefit from your cooking around the clock.

  33. P says:

    I love how these scones are rectangular and not the usual triangular shape. Will you be lugging these scones with you in the elevator ;)?

  34. Ha. You definitely have some interesting proposals for Facebook to consider! Good luck with the move-in. I wish my co-habitator (aka: husband) would make these for me!

  35. Guru Uru says:

    What I would not do for these scones every morning for breakfast :D

    Cheers
    CCU

  36. Daniel says:

    You haven’t mentioned me in nearly three months.

  37. I never make scones because I always think they’re going to end up dry. I’ll have to give these a try!

  38. These look so delicious, soft and perfect for dunking into a hot cup of tea! Lovely recipe, Joanne. Have a great weekend!

  39. The status thing is so funny. I had this one couple on my page and they are my age (in our 40′s) and they would get engaged every other week. I decided I’d be like them (ha!) and changed my relationship status like 15 times in one weekend…ha ha ha!! We all had a good laugh about that. They are no longer on my list either ;) I do like your suggestions though! The scones look great. Have a wonderful weekend!

  40. Dining Alone says:

    I gave up on Facebook long ago, so much of it just made me mad. I guess I am no longer ‘in a relationship’ with Facebook :)

    Good luck moving!

  41. Candace says:

    Congratulations on your new status change even though your Facebook won’t accurately reflect that. It’s a big deal and I wish you all the best! I hope Facebook hears you about the status change. I can only imagine how those on my list would use the ones you’ve listed. It would definitely make things more interesting. Now about those scones….pinned, they are. I want one or three with coffee….tomorrow…for breakfast.

  42. the one cookbook I do not have, yet dream about.
    please make all err a few more recipes from that book?
    OK?
    excellent

  43. oh and what does the FB status say now?
    “In a relationship with “the boy”?”

  44. That Girl says:

    Good luck with the move! And sharing a bathroom.

  45. Kristin says:

    Those look delicious. Just the sort of thing that can get me off my diet . . .

  46. Kim says:

    Congratulations on the move. You and the boy are going to have so much fun in your new place together.

    I’m slightly obsessed with these scones. The very idea of making cinnamon honey cubes has me a little obsessed.

  47. Kari says:

    Thank goodness scones like this can come to the rescue when facebook proves too simple (and in being too simple, races so many complicated questions!). These look great Joanne – and good luck for the move!!

  48. My friend Alex would add ‘sleeps over occasionally’. These scones would go down a treat right now! Good luck with the move Joanne :)

  49. Foodycat says:

    Lovely scones!

    Fortunately, if you add a “life event” to your timeline it’ll show up in your friends’ feeds so you can still gloat about your newly embedded status ;)

    Happy moving day! Better you than me.

  50. Gloria Baker says:

    I love scones Joanne and these look amazing!!!!!

  51. Katie says:

    Ha! This cracked me up! I do agree that those labels and categories facebook tries to fit us into just aren’t relevant to most of our lives and experiences. I like the idea of scones like these where you can do a bit each day and get something delicious in the end. I love honey in scones!

  52. Wendy says:

    Beautiful scones! Perfect for celebrating your move and new status, whether Facebook gives you their blessings or not! :) I love scones and am very intrigued by the cinnamon honey cubes. There is potential for all kinds of flavored scones using this method. Can’t wait to try! Thanks!

  53. Those look amazing Joanne! I guess it wouldn’t seem that bad if you broke it up over a few days. Like starting thus and have them for sat or sun breakfast – i will attempt these soon!

    Congrats on moving in with the boyfriend!!!

  54. G’day! They DO look amazing and will definitely have to put these “on the list” to make too!

    Cheers!
    Joanne
    What’s On The List?
    http://www.whatsonthelist.net

  55. I’ve never heard of that cube method for scones, but I can imagine how buttery and flakey it would make them! Definitely worth the time! Hope that your move went well!

  56. congrats on moving in wish you both lots of happiness

  57. Mira says:

    Oh my goodness, these look delicious! They’ll be a great post-moving reward…. probably better than a Facebook status, anyways :)

  58. Wow, these look so perfect! I like how they’re square-shaped (and super cinnamony looking). My fiancee just made cinnamon scones last weekend and we added some toasted pecans to them at the last minute, which was a Very. Good. Decision.

    Congrats on your big move for which Facebook has no status!

  59. Revathi says:

    Looks perfect and i have this in my to do list for a long time…and urs is perfect

  60. Von says:

    Sounds like a great idea!! Hope you co-habitating is going well….haha :)I’ve yet to make scones because my previous experience with store bought ones weren’t that great- although these sound and looks a billion times better than the ones I had!

  61. Lynn says:

    Facebook needs to change it to “in a committed relationship” – facebook is so crazy, isn’t it?

    Love the look of that scone, but not sure I’d have the fortitude to spread over that many days. Wish I had one right now though. :)

  62. Melissa says:

    Congrats on your relationship milestone! TheBoy is very lucky to be so well fed!

  63. Melissa says:

    Congrats on your relationship milestone! TheBoy is very lucky to be so well fed!

  64. Esi says:

    Congrats on your cohabitation :) The scones look amazing. You cannot go wrong with honey and cinnamon.

  65. Congratulations Joanne! Facebook does need to change that. Your scones have my mouth watering. There’s nothing better than cinnamon and honey. Thanks for sharing!

  66. Pam says:

    Congrats, Joanne! Hope all goes well. Your scones look great. I didn’t have much luck the last time I made scones so will have to try your recipe!

  67. whata acomfort scones,
    worth to give it a try…

  68. Sippity Sup says:

    I say put it on Facebook in a post and shout it to the world. Congrats. GREG

  69. Cathleen says:

    Congrats on the move in! I think you talking about it here is better than it being on facebook ;)
    These scones look EVIL! Totally worth the multiple days it takes to make ;)

  70. grace says:

    i’ve seen triangle scones, definitely, and there have been a few round ones that i’ve spotted on british blogs and the like, but these are the first rectangles i’ve come across-nifty! :)

  71. I totally agree about Facebook since one of my daughters is in the same relationship as you are now. They do need to get something better than “In a Relationship”.

    These sound like the perfect scone for breakfast!

  72. Julie says:

    The scones look delicious! And congrats on the new “status”.

  73. Homeandfood says:

    Congratulations Joanne! What fantastic news.

    These scones look absolutely delicious, all those flavours must be utterly mouthwatering in real life.

    I don’t often make scones but when I do, I always throw in something to make them interesting, this will be what I throw in next time!

    Take care love xx

  74. Hope the move went well!! Can’t wait to hear more about your new place :) These scones have been on my to-do list forever and seeing yours just makes me even more eager to get on it. Those big swirls of cinnamon call to me!

  75. Jenn Kendall says:

    hope the move went well Joanne!! i am absolutely in love with these scones, holy cow do they look delicious!

  76. Reeni Pisano says:

    You said two magic words! Cinnamon and honey! These are heaven for me! Can’t wait to make them!

  77. Oh congrats on the move! these scones are gorgeous – LOVE the cinnamon and honey!
    Mary x

  78. Annie Patz says:

    Cinnamon scones are probably my all time favorite scone flavor! It’s like the scone itself was merely invented for the sole purpose of including cinnamon, the honey is just an added bonus! YUM.

  79. Eileen says:

    Ah, but those of us who avoid Facebook altogether still have ways of finding things out. :) Hope your move goes well–and those scones look delicious!

  80. Oh girl, you crack me up. :-) LOVE that you’re going to be with your guy soon…forever and anon. HOORAY!!! :-) These scones are pure comforting homeyness. :-)

  81. Love reading this post!
    Congrats on your move and hope your move goes smoothly.

  82. yeeeehaw lady!!! So happy for you and your guy. Can I come spoil your first morning together and eat these scones with you guys? lovely recipe as always!

  83. You are too funny, Joanne. Yes, FB needs to add more relationship statuses!

    Congrats on moving in together – it’s a big step and yet so fun. Although don’t be surprised about certain things that you come across – like pee drips on the toilet bowl. It’s something I’ll never understand but apparently it’s a “guy thing”!

    And these scones – yes! Can you bring some for breakfast tomorrow, please?

  84. Elizabeth says:

    I do agree that FB is sadly lacking in many ways. But surely you could just send these cinnamon honey scones to all your FB friends by way of announcing your change in status from “in a relationship” to “in a relationship under the same roof”.

    Have fun unpacking your boxes! If you find our blue handled scissors and the half bottle of 12 year old Scotch (well, now that would be 27 year old Scotch….) would you mind forwarding them to us? We’ve missed them!

    When you do send out the scones, can I be your FB friend please? J’adore scones!

  85. Congrats on your official status change! I must admit that my favourite is the ..”shared bodily fluids with”..too funny! These scones look fab, and I swear everything from that book is amazing!

  86. Oh my –these look yummy! I adore cinnamon. A cup of coffee would make my day with this scone. Great post!

  87. I dont have the Bouchon Bakery (I have Baked, Back in the Day, Magnolia, Dahlia and many more). But, I don’t have Bouchon and these scones are pretty enough to sell their book for them….beautiful!

  88. holy crap. yes. these. they look amazing!!!

  89. Kelsey says:

    These look and sound almost as amazing as your status change!

  90. Nutmeg Nanny says:

    These look delightful :) I love cinnamon and honey, such a perfect flavor pairing!

  91. Laura says:

    I LOVE scones and can tell these are fabulous just looking at them. YUM

    Congrats on the cohabiting!

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  93. Nicole says:

    These look sinfully delicious. My Mom does this except with cinnamon chips instead, and it works well (the cinnamon chips are like chocolate chips except cinnamon).

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