I thought it would be fun to start out the new year by baking something from the Bouchon Bakery. I know the cookbook came out way back in the fall of 2012, but it’s a pretty hefty book with so many recipes to choose from. Actually, that’s not true. I woke up one Sunday morning in December with the intention of filling the house with the aroma of cinnamon honey scones, but it didn’t work out.
You see, when I saw the recipe in Thomas Keller’s new book, I knew they’d be perfect for a Sunday morning, but I didn’t actually read the recipe all the way through. I should have known better with a recipe from Mr. Keller, because these scones required a little preparation the day before. Whoops.
Fast forward a few weeks later when I remembered to start the scones on Saturday. Despite the list of steps and ingredients, these cinnamon honey scones are no more difficult than other scones to make. The cinnamon honey cubes are the component prepared in advance, and they are worth it. Honey, cinnamon, and butter are mixed with flour to make a paste, which is frozen and cut into cubes and scattered throughout the scone dough, where they melt into pockets and ribbons of flavor. [Read more...]