Chocolate Chip Scones

Monday, April 9, 2012


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. 


Ingredients:: 


-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. 




To receive the best texture and the highest rise out of your scones place your scones in the refrigerator for half an hour. After placing the scones in the refrigerator pre-heat the oven to 425 degrees. Bake your scones for 20 minutes or until they are a nice golden brown color. When you remove the scones from the oven allow them to cool right on the baking sheet. 


Glaze:: 
-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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6 comments:

Jelli said...

These look great! I love making scones, and although it sounds a little "ick" for some, I find that using half butter and half shortening produces the most light and flaky scone. I'd love to try these. Mmmm

The Science Fair said...

Hi, Lauren!

Thank you for the sweet blog comment! I'm happy to have found your blog!

These scones look delish! I've never tried making them before, but this def. inspires me!

Have a great day!

Laurren

Erin said...

These look absolutely wonderful! If I'm going to eat a scone - I want chocolate chips! =o) Can't wait to make these!

Megan said...

I can almost taste them already. I love scones

Gina said...

yuuuum. these look so good!

Melanie said...

I have never had a scone - but always look at them at Starbucks and wonder if they're any good! These look scrumptious! Thanks so much for linking up at Reasons To Skip The Housework!
Smiles,
Melanie

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