Thursday, April 8, 2010

Recipe Thursday: Chocolate Chip Scones



I love scones.  I love that they're not very sweet and you don't feel all too sugared up after you eat them.  Yet they are still a wonderful treat.  It's what I get almost every time I go to Starbucks.  But you can make these at home VERY easily.  You don't need a scone pan or anything special.  

Ingredients:

    • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
    • 1/2 cup sugar
    • 2 tsp baking powder
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 1 stick of butter (unsalted, or if all you have is salted then just don't add the extra salt)
    • 1 cup chocolate chips
    • 8 Tbsp of orange juice (I didn't have any OJ; just an orange so I squeezed the juice out of it. Also, the OJ is completely optional.  I think it does give it a little extra flavor, but if you don't have it then just use milk or water instead and it will turn out just fine.)

Next, mix all of your dry ingredients together.  Then cut your butter into the dry ingredients a little pat at a time until your mix is all nice and flaky, just as if you were making a pie crust.  Once it hits that consistency, you can toss in your chocolate chips and then the orange juice.  You will get a doughy consistency.
Put some wax paper out on the counter (or you can do this directly on a clean counter, but the wax paper makes cleaning up the mess easier.)  Then toss some flour on the wax paper.  You can dump your dough right in the flour.
Put flour on top too so it's easier to work with.  Now make a rectangle with the dough.  Then cut it in fours and then into triangles.
Place them on a baking stone or baking sheet.  It will be easier to transfer then with a pie server or spatula so the dough doesn't break off.  Bake at 400 degrees for about 12-15 mins or until it is a nice golden brown on top.
Mmmmm.  These are so yummy.  They are a great treat for when company comes as you can make them ahead of time and they're ready!

3 comments:

Joymes said...

Yum. Save one for my visit :)

Our Life As We Live It said...

I totally will make them for your visit!

Shonda said...

I love your recipe days! I will be over this morning for one of these and a cup of coffee! Be ready...lol.