What's better than nibbling on a scone and sipping on a cup of coffee of a cup of tea? I can't think of too much. My Mom loves scones and growing up she would always pick them up from coffee shops and have them in her purse to share with my sister and I. Surprisingly scones are fairly easy to make. Here is one of my favorite recipes and one of that is super easy to make.
-3 cups of flour
-1/3 cup of sugar
-3/4 teaspoon of salt
-1 tablespoon of baking soda
-1/2 cup of cold butter
-1 1/2 cup of mini chocolate chips
-2 large eggs
-2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
-1/2 cup of milk
In a mixer mix whisk together all of the dry ingredients. Cut the butter into cubes and slowly add to the mixer. Mix butter until the ingredients have an unevenly crumbly texture (some small butter chunks are okay). Fold in the chocolate chips. In a separate bowl whisk together the eggs, vanilla, and milk and then add to the dry ingredients. Mix everything until dough holds together. If dough seems to be a bit dry feel free to add in a bit more milk. Prepare a well floured surface (really important that the surface is very well floured) and scrape dough out onto surface. Roll dough into a square about 8 inches in size. The next part is fun and you be a bit creative in the size of scones you would like to make, but using a pizza cutter slice your square into triangles. Use a pie server to scoop up your scone pieces (this is why it is important your surface is well floured otherwise your scones will stick to your surface and loose shape) and place on a baking sheet.
-3 1/2 cups of powdered sugar
-12 tablespoons of water
-1 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
Sift the powdered sugar first to make sure it is extra fine. Add powdered sugar, vanilla and water to a bowl and whip together glaze with a fork. Add additional water or powdered sugar as necessary to get desired thickness. I personally believe the best consistency is a little bit on the thinner size. After your scones are completely cool cover each scone with glaze. I find the easiest way to do this is by using a basting brush to "paint" on the glaze. Allow the glaze to set and enjoy!
Recipe adapted from King Arthur Flour.
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