Monday, January 31, 2011

Chocolate Chip Scones

I have yet to understand the fascination of chocolate-chip flavored breakfast food.  I mean, literally, candy for breakfast?  But, ok.  I get that many of you love that (my husband is one of you!)!  And in order to help you justify this breakfast option, I want to share this yummy scone recipe with you.  These scones are biscuit-y, with a hint of sweet, and if you would like, you can pretend that it is a muffin.  Muffins are totally breakfast food.  These scones will also pair nicely with your afternoon cup of coffee or latte or chai.  :)


Chocolate Chip Scones
Adapted from Annie's Eats

1½ cups plus 2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
¼ cup sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
Pinch of salt
1 cup (6 oz.) chocolate chips
1/2  cup heavy cream
1/2 cup whole milk
2 tbsp. butter, melted
Additional sugar for sprinkling 
Preheat the oven to 375˚ F.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl; stir to combine.  Toss in the chocolate chips and stir to blend.  Add the heavy cream to the flour mixture, stirring just until a dough forms and the dry ingredients are incorporated.  Knead the dough very briefly with well floured hands to ensure even mixing.
Using a large dough scoop (or a large spoon), drop rounds of dough onto the prepared baking sheet.  Brush lightly with melted butter and sprinkle with additional sugar (if using).  Bake 15-20 minutes, until lightly browned.

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