Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Chocolate Chip Scones Recipe


How do I manage to forget how EASY scones are to make and how IMPRESSIVE they serve? 15 minutes of prep time and 15 minutes of baking and VOILA, a beautiful, elegant addition to your brunch, breakfast or tea time.

Chocolate Chip Scones Recipe
Recipe from Betty Crocker Cookbook
Makes 8 scones

1-3/4 flour
3 Tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
2-1/2 tsp baking powder
1/3 cup butter, cold/firm
1 large egg, beaten
1/2 tsp vanilla
4 to 6 Tbsp whipping cream*
1/2 cup chocolate chips

I used Half & Half. Milk would also do the job, just not quite as richly.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

In a large bowl, stir together flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder. Cut in butter using pastry blender (or the beater blade of your Kitchen Aid stand mixer. :)), until mixture looks like fine crumbs.

Stir in egg, vanilla and 4 Tbsp of the cream, adding extra cream only if necessary to allow dough to leave the side of the bowl cleanly.

Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead gently 10 times. Roll or pat the dough into a 10 inch flat circle.

Transfer to an ungreased cookie sheet (or lined with silicone baking mat). Score the dough into 8 wedges (marking the slices with a knife or pizza cutter, but not cutting all the way through). Brush with additional cream and sprinkle with sugar.

Bake 14-16 minutes or until lightly golden. Immediately remove from cookie sheet. Cut or carefully separate the wedges. Serve warm.

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