Saturday, February 1, 2014

Fabulous in the Kitchen: Chocolate Chip Scones

Scones are a 'Family Favorite' when it comes to breakfast in our home. I have tried several different versions so far, and the one my boys especially like are Chocolate Chip Scones. They are very delicious, filling, and easy to make:

Ingredients:

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup white sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
5 tablespoons butter, chilled and cubed
1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
3 tablespoons orange juice

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. With a pastry blender or a large fork, cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the chocolate chips. Mix in the orange juice to form a dough.
  • Turn out the dough on a floured surface. Pat or roll into a rectangle about 1/2 inch thick, and with a biscuit cutter or knife, cut out 12 scones. I like to spread some butter on the dough and sprinkle with a bit of sugar, but this step is completely optional. Transfer the scones to the baking sheet.
  • Bake in preheated oven until golden brown, about 12 minutes. Move to wire racks to cool a bit before serving. (We spread butter on ours before eating, but once again...this step is completely optional.)

I hope your family enjoys them as much as mine does! :)

Wishing you all a lovely weekend...

xoxo,

3 comments:

  1. They look fabulous!! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. FFM, these look amazing. I love that there is orange juice in them, I'm sure that kicks up the taste. I must give these a try.

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  3. Thanks for stopping by Susan and Desert Flower! I hope you do get the chance to try these out. They really are so delicious and quite addictive, too. ;)

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