Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Awesome-Tasting Food!! // chocolate chip scones

I know what you're thinking. This is Tuesday, not Wednesday.  But if you saw my last post you would know that I'm changing Awesome-Tasting Food!! to Tuesday, instead of Wednesday. Sorry, it is a little confusing.

Now on to the food part. If there is anything that I love to make and is EASY...that would be scones. They're super easy to throw together and roll out.
 Before I had had a scone I thought of them as cranberry-filled, dry, triangular biscuits. (notice I don't care for cranberries)  One time, on the spur of the moment, I was looking through our big kid's cookbook. Some of our best recipes came out of that book!! This scone recipe was in there so I decided to try it. I changed the cranberries to chocolate chips and the results was great! The scones were soft, NOT DRY!

Chocolate Chip Scones

1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 stick of butter
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 egg
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup chocolate chips
3 tablespoons flour

In a bowl mix flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt for 15 sec, set this bowl aside.
Melt the butter in a separate bowl. Add the buttermilk, egg, and vanilla. Stir real well until ingredients are well blended.
Mix the buttermilk mixture and flour mixture together. Add chocolate chips and then stir for another 30 seconds or until mixture gathers together into a ball.
Sprinkle flour on the table. Take the dough ball and place on floured surface. Knead dough at least 8 times.
Place kneaded dough on a baking sheet. Pat or roll the dough into a big circle. Cut into 8 wedges.
At 425 degrees, bake scones for 10-15 minutes or until a light brown.

If you don't have buttermilk make your own by mixing 1 c. water, 1/4 c. dry milk, and 1 T. lemon juice. Mix well and then let stand for 2 minutes before using.

Now sit down with a good book (or movie) and a glass of this. And don't eat the whole pan! :)

On Monday I've got a big giveaway for you all! So look out!


1 comment:

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