Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Chocolate Chip Scones

Chocolate Chip Scones

Jeremy has to be out of the door super early tomorrow so I thought it would be nice for him to have something to take with him for breakfast on the road.  Chocolate Chip Scones seemed to hit the spot ... at least for me the night before, and hopefully he will enjoy them too!

To get started,  I preheated my oven to 400 degrees and prepared my baking sheets.  In a large bowl I whisked together 3 1/2 c flour, 2 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp baking soda and a dash of salt.  In another large bowl I beat together 1 c buttermilk, 1 egg, and 2 tbsp sugar.  

Then stir together 2/3 of flour mixture into the buttermilk mixture.  Gradually add 8 tbsp of melted butter into the mixture.  Once it is well incorporated, stir in the remaining flour mixture and about 1/3 c of chocolate chips.  

Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and gently knead it for about a minute.

Now, separate the dough into 3 equal parts and form them into circles.

Take a knife and cut the circles into 8 equal parts.

Place each scone onto the baking sheet about an inch from the next scone.

Brush the scones with melted butter.

Top with a sanding sugar.

Place in the oven for 20-25 minutes, until light brown in color.

Here are the boys eating measuring cups full of chocolate chips ... one of the perks of baking!

Once the scones cool remove from baking pans and enjoy or save for your on-the-go breakfast for the morning!

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