|Chocolate chip scone and iced mocha.|
There is no such a thing as too much chocolate!
Betty Crocker Rocks.
Cooler weather always sends me to my kitchen with a strong desire to make something sweet and yummy. I don't know if it's the fact that I'm no longer sweating in the humidity... or because I feel the need to "store up fat" for the long winter ahead... heh. Either way my nesting instincts set in and I bake.
Today, scones were on the menu. I'm not sure I've ever made scones before. I've certainly eaten them many times.
Keeping my family in mind, I ignored Betty's suggestion of raisins and opted for Dark chocolate chips instead. No nuts either...you're welcome, Eric ;)
Here's what I did.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
1/3 c. butter
1 3/4 c. flour
3 TBS sugar
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup currants or raisins ...or dark chocolate chips ;)
4-6 TBS half and half*
1 egg, beaten (yes, another one)
Drop dough onto lightly floured surface and knead 10 times... I have no idea how much one knead is let alone 10 kneads, but I think the idea here is just not to over knead it. Now, I like the triangular shaped scones, but not the pizza-cut isosceles triangle. I rolled the dough out into a 1/2" thick long rectangle and made more of a right angled triangle and even a couple scalene triangles... yes, I googled "triangles".
Put the scones on an ungreased baking dish, brush with (second) beaten egg and bake for 10-12 minutes. I baked mine for about 15 min., but my oven is like that.
Betty didn't say to drizzle with powdered sugar frosting, but c'mon, it's a no brainer! Powdered sugar + little bit of milk+ little bit of lemon juice. I made mine a little thicker because I drizzled it over the scones while they were still hot and I didn't want it to just melt away. You can always add powdered sugar if it's too thin or more milk if it's too thick.
I enjoyed mine with some iced coffee... hmmm...maybe another day I'll share how I make my iced mochas.
Oh, and by the time I finished this post, all the scones were gone. :) Success!