• Lucia Borzillo

Breakfast Anyone?


Tonight I opted for just breakfast baking. I do need to make cookies this weekend because the Christmas cookies are finally gone. But the cookies can wait until tomorrow.

I made Cinnamon Chip Scones and Air Fryer Cake Donut Holes. Yes, baking in the Air Fryer!

I love the air fryer. But first, let's talk about scones. This recipe is hands down my favorite. The only ingredient that you might not find in your local store would be the cinnamon chips. I look for these in every store I go to. If I can not find them there is always Amazon.

I found this recipe online somewhere quite a while ago.

I have a scone pan but we prefer smaller scones. There are smaller scone pans but it is easy to use the round cookie cutters, or even make them square.

The scones had nice layering. They are light and flaky. I think I would say it was a good bake!


Cinnamon Chip Scones Recipe

Ingredients-

2 cups flour

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

2 tbsp sugar

1 stick of butter, 8 oz.

1 cup cinnamon chips

1 egg, separated

1 tsp vanilla

3/4 cup buttermilk or yogurt

Turbinao Sugar for sprinkling, optional

Method- Preheat oven to 375˚

Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar in a bowl, mixing with a whisk.

Cut the butter into flour using 2 knives or a pastry cutter, until butter is well combined and looks like coarse cornmeal.

Stir together egg yolk, vanilla, and buttermilk or yogurt.

Combine with flour and stir in the chips.

Use a scone pan or cut them into equal sized shapes.

Brush with egg white and sprinkle with Turbinao sugar, if using it. They taste fine without the sugar on top.

Bake 18 to 22 minutes, depending on the size you make them.


Air Fryer Glazed Cake Donut Holes

In case you do not follow my other blog, So What Are You Making For Dinner?, we have a new addition to our kitchen. The Air Fryer.

Tonight I decided to give it a try with baking. I was not disappointed. Not at all. I love this little machine. I made Air Fryer Glazed Cake Donut Holes. I found the recipe on MyRecipes.com. I think it was part of a post 30 best air fryer recipes. Those have been popping up in my feed a lot recently!

The donuts are light. Crispy on the outside. A nice sugar glaze on the outside. The size is perfect. And the flavor perfectly donut like. 20 minutes to mix the dough. 10 minutes to bake.

Air Fryer Glazed Cake Donut Holes Recipe

Ingredients-

1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour (about 5 3/8 oz.), plus more for working surface


2 tablespoons granulated sugar



1 teaspoon baking powder



¼ teaspoon table salt



4 tablespoons cold salted butter, cut into small pieces


⅓ cup whole milk 


Cooking spray


1 cup powdered sugar (about 8 oz.)


3 tablespoons water


Method-

Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl.

Add butter; cut into flour using 2 knives or a pastry cutter, until butter is well combined and looks like coarse cornmeal.

Add milk, and stir until dough forms a ball.

Place dough on a floured surface, and knead until dough is smooth and forms a cohesive ball, about 30 seconds.

Cut dough into 14 equal balls. (I ended up with 16!)

Roll each gently to form evenly smooth balls.

Thoroughly coat bottom of air fryer basket with cooking spray.

Place 7 dough balls in the basket of air fryer, spacing evenly to avoid touching. Spray dough balls with cooking spray.

Cook at 350°F until browned and puffed, about 10 minutes.

Gently remove from basket, and place on a wire rack. 

Whisk together powdered sugar and water in a medium bowl until smooth.

Place cooked dough balls, 1 at a time, in glaze; roll to coat.

Place on wire rack or baking sheet lined with parchment paper to dry. 

Repeat procedure with remaining dough and glaze.






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