I'm flashing back to one year ago when I made a big change in my life. On March 1st I started a new job and haven't regretted it for a second. I miss my friends at the old job but as it turns out I've kept in touch and enjoyed lunches with them throughout the past year. I've made new friends at the new job, have a great boss and the work has been a big improvement over what I was doing before. To commemorate the occasion I made Chocolate Chip Scones for the gang at my office. That's another great thing about my current situation. They love baked goodies!
This recipe was a winner with them and with me. I have been eating them for my breakfast this week and will be sad today after it eat the last one and they are all gone!!! I want to try them with apricots and white chocolate - a favorite combination that I used to buy at the deli at my old job. The texture of these scones matches those...just need to get the add ins to match too.
Chocolate Chip Cream SconesFound on the Food Librian's blog. She's got some great recipes! She adapted from:
Adapted from: Cream Scones from the Art and Soul of Baking (page 152).
2 cups (10 oz) all-purpose flour
1/4 cup (1 3/4 oz) granulated sugar
2 1/2 t baking powder
1/4 t salt
1 stick butter (4 oz) (cold, cut into pieces)
1 cup (8 oz) heavy whipping cream (cold)
1/2 - 3/4 c miniature chocolate chips (depending on preference)
1 egg, lightly beaten
2 T sanding sugar or granulated sugar
1. Preheat over to 425 degrees
2. Mix together dry ingredients.
3. Using a pastry cutter, two knives or your fingers (I use my fingers), cut in the butter. (The book uses a food processor, but I like to make scones by hand...less to clean up!)
4. Add whipping cream and chocolate chips. Blend together quickly (I use my hands and/or a spatula). Do not overmix.
5. Shape into a round or square.
6. Brush with egg wash. Sprinkle with sugar.
7. Cut into shapes. Place on parchment or Silpat covered baking sheet.
8. Bake for 14-16 minutes until golden brown and delicious. I cut my smaller and got 16 scones.
My Notes: I didn't really change a thing except I DID use my food processor and it made the whole thing a snap.
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