Friday, May 30, 2008

Chocolate Chip Scones

One Friday night I decided that the next morning I was going to wake up early and surprise my family with some hot, fresh out of the oven, chocolate chip scones. So I found a recipe that looked good online and printed it off so I was all ready for the next morning. My sneaky plan was working out perfectly when my alarm rang at 6:45, (told you it was early, okay it actually isn't), and I got up and started getting things ready. I made the scones and got them in the oven at about 7:45, I also made some Hard boiled eggs, because if you have ever had a chocolate chip scone you know it's like eating a chocolate chip cookie for breakfast, and I knew that wouldn't hold you till lunch time. Anyway needless to say, my family was extremely surprised and enjoyed the scones very, very much. Heres the recipe so if you feel up to the challenge, you can surprise you family too.

2 c. all-purpose flour
1/3 c. granulated sugar
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 c. (1 stick) unsalted butter, cold
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2/3 c. buttermilk, plus tablespoon (to be honest with you, I used regular dry milk)
1/2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 large egg, beaten
1 tbsp. milk

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper (I just greased mine). in large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Cut butter in with pastry blender or fork, the mixture should look like coarse crumbs. Stir in chocolate chips. Add buttermilk and vanilla extract to flour mixture. Stir until dough just comes together. Flour work area, then turn dough out onto surface. Knead dough 4 or 5 times, then pat the dough into circle about 7 inches across and 1-1/2 inches high. Cut circle in half, then each half into 3 or 4 pieces. Place scones on prepared cookie sheet. Beat egg and milk together and brush tops of each scone. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until tops are golden brown. Enjoy! Makes: 6 to 8 scones


Anonymous said...

Yum! Looks delicious!
Good grief! What time do y'all get up in the morning?
~Kiwifruit ;-D

Dagmar said...

Okay, I was being sarcastic when I said that 6:45 was early.

Matt said...

Those look really good! I'll have to see if I can get my sister to make some...

Anonymous said...

You're funny, Matt! :-)

Anonymous said...

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