I love scones. But I especially love chocolate chip scones. For quite a while, they became the breakfast food Mum made on Christmas morning, and I have carried on that tradition. However, they are so quick and easy that they're actually a good thing to make when you have work later in the day, but still have a little bit of time to bake in the morning. Like today! I got up early in an effort to shift my sleep schedule for Monday (long, early carp day). This is yet another recipe from Mum.
Chocolate Chip Scones
2 cups flour
1/4 cup sugar
4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup butter
3/4 cup chocolate chips
(or 1/2 chopped dried fruit and/or nuts)
1 beaten egg
2/3 cup milk
1) Mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Cut in butter until pea sized (like for biscuits). Add chocolate chips (or fruit/nuts). Make a well and add egg and milk. Stir with a fork until soft dough forms.
2) Knead 8-10 times on a lightly floured surface. Divide the dough in two. Pat into 6 inch circles. Cut each circle into 6 wedges. Transfer to a greased baking sheet (leave at least 1/4-1/2 inch in between scones). [Optional: Brush tops with milk and sprinkle with raw sugar. I omit this step.]
3) Bake at 375 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until tops beging to get golden brown. Remove from pan and serve.
You could make these plain and make lemon curd to go with them. I love them with chocolate chips. You could also do cranberries and walnuts, or really anything you like. But chocolate chips make husbands like them. ;)
Okay, time to go do a two show day.