March 5, 2016

Chocolate Scones

 Cudjoe was craving something chocolate, and I like to eat chocolate at least once a day!

I had bought some Tiramasu-flavored gelato at Schnuck's.  It was on clearance for $3.  What a deal.  I have never eaten a lot of ice cream.  I have never been a big fan.  But gelato is a different story.  So creamy, and the flavors are outstanding.   So we made due with that until I got back in the mood to bake.  I have been knitting - a lot - and not baking.

I know Cudjoe likes scones.  Oftentimes when we go to Panera Bread Company, he will get a scone.  Scones are something I never make at home, but I thought I would give them a try.

They turned out very good and are easy to do.

Sorry for my "baking absence", but I'm back now and will be posting with regularity.

I highly recommend these.  The best way to eat one is to pop it in the microwave oven for 15 seconds just enough to make them a little warm and the chocolate is a little gooey.  Perfect!

Chocolate Scones

(Adapted from allrecipes)

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup of sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
8 tablespoons cold butter
8 - 10 ounces of bittersweet Chocolate Chips (I used Ghiradelli 60% Cacao.  I didn't have a full bag and would guess I had about 8 ounces left in the bag.)
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1 large egg

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.  In a large mixing bowl mix flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.  Using a box grater, grate butter into flour mixture on the large holes of the grater.  Using your hands, work butter into dry mixture.  Stir in the chocolate chips.

Whisk heavy whipping ream and egg in a small bowl until smooth.

Using a fork, stir wet ingredients into the flour mixture until a dough forms.  

Place dough on a lightly floured surface and form into a 7 to 8 inch circle about 3/4 inch thick.  Sprinkle with sugar.  Bake until golden 14 to 15 minutes.  Cool for five minutes and serve.

(You can microwave a single scone for 15 seconds in the microwave oven to make it warm and chocolate gooey.)


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