Chocolate Scones!!

For a few days now Lauren and I have been contemplating an attempt at making scones, because I got the 75th Anniversary edition of The Joy of Cooking and it seems to have a recipe for everything you can think of amongst its whopping catalog of 4,500.

So this morning we tried our hand at Chocolate Chip Scones, or at least she did. I mostly watched while I washed dishes. The recipe was as follows:

1 3/4 cup sifted all-purpose flour
2 1/4 tsp baking powder
1 Tbsp sugar

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 cup cold butter
2 eggs

1/3 c heavy cream

Sift flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt together into a large bowl. Cut butter into small pea sized cubes. Mix into dry ingredients with pastry blender. Beat eggs in a separate bowl. Reserve 2 Tbsp of egg. Beat cream into the remaining egg. Make a well in the dry ingredients. Pour in the liquid and combine with a few rapid strokes. Handle the dough as little as possible. Place it on a lightly floured board. Flour hands, and pat dough to 3/4 inch thick. Cut into diamonds, squares, or whatever shapes you want. Brush with reserved egg and sprinkle with salt or sugar. Bake 15 minutes at 450.

We added chocolate chips, or rather shavings of bittersweet chocolate from a baker's block because we didn't have chocolate chips.

Warm scones are delicious.


Rach said...

those look delicious...warm scones are the best ever. I don't like room temp scones....just terrible. But for some reason....if they are warmed, then they taste 98% better. Have you ever had a scone from the fridge? It's just gross.