Delicious, these Glazed Cinnamon Pinwheel Scones are so lovely and simple to make, a firm favourite with followers of my website.
I have a confession to make, I am terrible at making scones. It just seems like I’m not cut out to be a great scone maker! I have a few recipes to try so must attempt those as they claim they are no fail which seems like my sort of scone recipe.
Not sure what it is about them, but if little rocks is what you are after with your afternoon cuppa then I can help out!
However I do love scones, especially with jam and cream, but also cheese scones & cinnamon pinwheels, but in the past in order to make them I have used the cheats version in a bag from the supermarket!
But I figured that now was the time to try out this recipe I had been given, they claimed it had never failed yet so it sounded like my sort of recipe, and since I had only half an hour to get them made they needed to be not only no fail but quick, easy and delicious!
So I am delighted to let you know that not only were they quick but they tasted great! In typical fashion for me I altered them a little, I decided once they were cooked that a glaze would be a nice addition and I think it added the right amount of moisture to make them even more delicious.
You can of course leave the glaze out, but it literally took 1 minute to make!
The ingredients are simple all you need is
The method is broken down into three parts, prepare the scone dough, roll out and prepare the filling then once baked the glaze.
To create the dough you need to rub the butter into the flour mixture, this is simple but takes a little time.
Once the butter is completely incorporated into the flour mixture you can then add milk and bring together lightly to form a dough. This is then rolled out to some sort of rectangular shape.
There are a couple of different ways to make the butter, brown sugar, cinnamon centre, I like to melt mine all together but I know some people spread the melted butter on then sprinkle over the brown sugar mix, either is fine, but this way its quick and easy and slightly less messy.
Then bake the pinwheels until they are lightly golden brown and sound hollow when tapped. Then prepare the simple vanilla glaze if using. You can be heavy handed or light with this one depending on what you prefer.
These are truly lovely to make, I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we have.
Please check out the recipe below for Cinnamon Pinwheel Scones
And there you have it! It is so easy even I can do it, let me know how you get on making them.
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Best ever scones. Moist, light, fluffy. I do cook them at only 190 c for 18 minutes and cut them into 6 not 12. Perfect every time and a sensation with whoever I cook them for.
Brilliant, so pleased you enjoy them
Second time making them today after many requests ? Out of brown sugar so giving it a go with just white sugar. Love that you include grams as well as cups. I get about 15 out of this plus 2 ugly ends. Brings back memories of making these at school. My next attempt I might try using your 3 ingredient scone recipe for the dough because rubbing in the butter can be tedious ?
Look amazing! It made about 14. Would’ve been 12 but my rolling wasn’t too flash so had a couple of rough end pieces I jammed in ? I only had a small pan to use.
Delicious and very easy. I added chopped walnuts and raisins before I rolled them. So good! Thanks for sharing a great recipe!
Victoria McTaggart says
I made these the other week. Even froze some and they still taste delicious. I added sultanas to the dough. Super yummy.
These were ridiculously DELICIOUS!!! So easy to make and totally hit this preggie Mamas’ cravings!! Thank you so much!
An easy to follow recipe that works out every time!
I always make them too big but that’s just me. Highly recommend this recipe! (I’ve made them 3 or 4 times and they’ve always worked out perfectly!
Hi, some of your recipes you put in both metric and cup sizes, great for us brits who would love to try more of your recipes. Please please could you do this with them all, not sure NZ cup sizes equation.
Hi Susan, yes I am working my way through this as I update recipes and load new ones adding grams. Never thought my recipes would be seen outside of New Zealand but delighted to have so many followers all over the world so I am trying to get them updated as quickly as I can.
Jessica Edge says
Mine were a little small but it was my first time making anything scone like in many years haha they smell great and still look amazing though!
May I ask what sort of tweaking did you do for gluten free?
My 9 new old daughter and I tried these today. While ours didn’t come out looking as beautiful as the pictures (nothing ever does for me lol) they were tasty. Didn’t make as many as I thought it would but my daughter is happy and that’s the main thing!
I do wish I had of waited and not put the glaze on so soon after I took them from the oven.
I’d definitely try them again and give my attempt a few tweaks.
Quick, easy and v tasty ?
Beautiful soft fluffy scones. Thank you ?
Wow…not out of the oven yet, but I don’t know…VERY wet dough, with not even the 3/4 cup of milk, and at about an inch wide to each slice, it only made 7 rolls. At 12 x 12 square roll-out, you would have to cut them paper thin to get 25. Something seriously wrong with this recipe! missing a cup of flour, maybe?
Hi Emily, thanks for your message. I’m not sure what’s gone wrong for you, maybe re-read the recipe to check as it’s definitely not a wet dough as only a uses 60grams of butter and milk to 2 cups of flour. Let me know.
Sherlie Goodwin says
Worked well with gluten free flour mix with small adjustment.
Oh great, that’s good to know
I found that the cinnamon mixture was runny and the butter didn’t mix in. My mixture only served 7. they tasted really good though, I will definitely try them again
Lee Carroll says
I made these lovely cinnamon pinwheel scones and they were an instant success. They turned out so fluffy and light. Definitely a go to favourite from now on!
I’m so pleased! Thanks so much for letting me know ?