May 04, 2013

Tate's Bake Shop Giveaway + Cinnamon Swirl Scones

Have a craving for a cinnamon rolls but not the time to make them?  Then I have the recipe for you - Cinnamon Swirl Scones.  These have all the cinnamon-y goodness of an actual cinnamon roll, and a yummy vanilla glaze, and can be made in a fraction of the time.

The recipe for these scones comes from Tate's Bake Shop Baking for Friend's, which was sent to me last October for review.  I have really been enjoying this book but had not had the chance to make these scones before.  Boy, had I been missing out. Even though there are three components - filling, dough, and icing - they are super quick to make.  I did make the mistake of not rolling the dough quite tight enough, so I put them in the fridge to firm up and all was well.  I also found that when I cut the dough it tended to flatten a little, and I baked the first batch like this.  With the second ones I kind of squished them a little so they were more rounded and found that they baked up much better this way.

Once again I found myself trying very hard not to nibble too much before I could get a decent photo. Warm out of the oven, with a little drizzle of vanilla icing these really hit the spot, perfectly mimicking a cinnamon roll.  They were a little crisp on the outside and then became softer as you got towards the middle of the scone. These did have raisins in them, which I liked, but you could certainly omit these if you wanted.  I made sure that I didn't put the vanilla icing on them all since I plan on warming them a little in the morning for breakfast. I think that they would make the perfect addition to your Mother's Day Celebration.

And speaking of Mother's Day, it is just around the corner and the wonderfully generous people at Tate’s Bake Shop are giving one reader of All That's Left Are The Crumbs a Mother's Day Brunch Basket. The basket includes their sinful sour cream coffee cake, a lemon pound cake loaf, two each of their heavenly raspberry bars and crumb cakes, plus a box of Tate's Bake Shop's famous chocolate chip cookies.  I still dream of their cookies, so I can only imagine how good the rest of the items in the basket are.  One lucky reader won't have to dream about it, they will win it!

Entering the giveaway is easy:

Main Entry
To enter the giveaway all you have to do is leave a comment telling me about your favorite Mother's Day memory.

Additional Entries
Even more chances to win - you can receive up to two additional entries by doing the following:
  1. Following All That's Left Are The Crumbs on Facebook - leave an additional comment to let me know that you are following.
  2. Follow Tate's Bake Shop on Facebook - leave an additional comment to let me know that you are following.
The Fine Print
  • Deadline for entry is May 11, 2013 at 6:00PM HST.
  • Sorry, this giveaway is open only to US addresses.
  • Please leave a valid email address where I can contact you if you choose to publish anonymously.
  • One winner will be chosen at random using  I will announce the winner at the top of this post on Mother's Day - May 12, 2013 - and send them an email.  If I do not have a response within 48 hours, another winner will be selected.
  • The winner will receive a Tate's Bake Shop Mother's Day Brunch Basket (prize supplied directly to the winner by Tate's Bake Shop).
  • The prize for this giveaway to one of my readers is being provided by Tate's Bake Shop.  I was not compensated personally for this post.

    Good luck everyone!
Update: Happy Mother's Day and congratulations to Anne @Have a Cookie who is the lucky winner of the Tate's Bake Shop Giveaway.  Anne, please respond to my email with your details so that Tate's can mail you the prize.  Thank you to everyone who visited my blog and entered the giveaway.

Also, if you are still looking for that perfect Mother's Day gift Tate’s Bake Shop is the place to order something amazing for your mom, grandmother, mother-in-law, or that special person who is like a mom to you. There are basketstowerssquares, and cookies - seriously, you cannot go wrong with anything you order.  They are offering everyone a special 20% off discount code that can be redeemed until Mother's Day.  All you have to do us type in mom13 when you are checking out on their website.

Cinnamon Swirl Scones
(Printer Friendly Recipe)

  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) salted butter, at room temperature
  • ½ cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon spiced vanilla sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) cold salted butter, cut into ½ -inch cubes
  • 1 cup dark raisins
  • 1¾ cups half-and-half
  • ½ cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste

  1. In a small bowl, mix the butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon until smooth.
  1. Position the oven racks in the top third and center of the oven and preheat the oven to 375℉. Line 2 large rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, spiced vanilla, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Using a pastry blender or your fingertips, work in the butter until the mixture is crumbly with some pea-sized pieces of butter. Do not overmix. 
  3. Gently mix in the raisins, then add the half-and-half and mix stirring just until the dry ingredients are moistened.
  4. On a lightly floured work surface, roll out the dough into a 17-by-12-inch rectangle about 1/4-inch thick. Spread the cinnamon filling evenly over the top of dough, leaving a 1/2 -inch border on all four sides. 
  5. Starting at a long side, tightly roll the dough up into a log. Cut the dough into 2-inch slices and arrange them, cut sides up, 4 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets.
  6. Bake, switching the positions of the baking sheets from front to back and top to bottom halfway through baking, until the rolls are slightly golden, 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool on the pans for 10 minutes.
  1. To make the icing: In a small bowl, mix the confectioners' sugar, vanilla bean paste, and water with a fork until smooth. Drizzle over the buns. Serve warm, or let cool to room temperature. 

Makes 12.
Recipe from Tate's Bake Shop Baking for Friend's


  1. My favorite mothers day memory is when we go out and shop for that special dress to go to church in.and then come home and cook together.Mom will this 91 this year,and we still go to church together

  2. I'm pretty sure my favorite Mother's Day memory is to come since it's my first year as a mom. Can't wait.

  3. Those scones sound delicious! And that gift basket sounds wonderful too!

    1. Obviously, my reading skills stink so I will actually make my comment the way it is SUPPOSED to be by adding in here-

      My favorite mothers day memory would be when I was pregnant with my last child, who is now four. Mothers Day of 2008 is the first time my husband was able to feel him kick. We both that was soooo cool with the timing :-D

  4. Anddddd... I now follow Tates Bake Shop on facebook too :-)

  5. My favorite Mother's Day was last year ... when my son sang to me in his kindergarten, and my then-one-year-old daughter was with me, too ... I felt like I'd been given the most amazing, precious gift at that moment.

  6. I noticed this recipe also. Yours came out so beautifully I am extra inspired to try it. YUM. I feel kinda guilty even entering since I already won one of their gift baskets--ther stuff is SUPER yummy and freezes well too.

    Ooops forgot my favorite memory! Hmmm... we don't celebrate Mother's Day here too seriously. I guess I would say the year my husband bought me a super swanky blender and then sheepishly confessed he spent way more money than he meant to lol.

  7. My favorite Mother's Day was several years ago when I invited all of the family over to celebrate all the "Mother's" in the family. I made a special meal and special dessert and included Chocolate Covered Strawberries for all the women.

  8. I think my fav. Mom's Day was the year my two children, teens at the time, took a pix of me yelling, mouth wide open, and framed it in a frame that said"Worlds Best Mom"! LOL!

  9. Finding out that I was pregnant, two years ago!

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  10. And I'm now a fan on FB :)

    Sarah (

  11. Those scones look so yummy! My favorite mother's day memory is when we went out to the botanical gardens and enjoyed the blooming flowers and took great pictures.

  12. Mom's day a couple years ago, hubby and kids let me sleep in. They woke me up later in the morning with pancakes and handmade cards the kids had made with their hand-prints in blue and orange paint (eldest and youngest, choosing their fav colors at the time).

  13. Many years ago, my daughter (with the help of my husband) surprised me on Mother's Day with breakfast in bed. I always wanted that but it was kind of awkward eating my breakfast with the both of them looking on. I finally told them to go get their breakfast plates and join me on the bed. She also made me a card and I remember it saying "Flowers bloom in your path." So sweet :) It was a very nice morning with my family.

  14. I now follow you on Facebook!

  15. I now follow Tate's Bake Shop on Facebook!

  16. My favorite memory is receiving tons of my favorite chocolate from my husband.

  17. My favorite memory is receiving a very generous gift card to the local nursery, I purchased all my porch flowers and was very excited.

  18. I am following you on Facebook.

  19. I now follow Tate's Bake Shop on Facebook.

  20. My son who seldom remembers any holidays suddenly appeared at my front door with a card in his hand for me. It said something about "I don't always let you know how much I remember and appreciate all the things you did for me...." No, he doesn't. But in that moment, I knew and know to this day years later, that he does care and appreciate.

  21. We made breakfast for my mom once and carried it to her on a tray! That was so fun.

  22. my favorite memories of my mom are the first times she held my son and my daughter. Those memories are precious to me
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  23. My favorite were just spending time with the lovely women in my life!

    mandaoverturf at yahoo dot com

  24. I like Tates on FB!

    mandaoverturf at yahoo dot com


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