Choc Chip SconesPosted: December 21, 2011
Yummy choc chip scones. I added walnuts to the recipe to give it a bit more crunch. The original recipe is from Joy of Baking. There are a lot of very interesting recipes in this site but I just need to remember to reduce the sugar because it is way too sweet for me! These scones goes very well with a big big cup of coffee for breakfast!
Chocolate Chip Scone (Joy of Baking)
(I did 2 shares)
50g Sugar (I used 30g)
11/4 tsp Baking Powder
1/4 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
1/4 tsp Salt
113g Cold Butter
1/2cup Chocolate Chips (about 50g) (I used Dark Chocolate Chunks) about 1/2 block of choc
1/2cup Roasted Walnut (about 60g)
1tsp Vanilla Extract
160ml-180ml Buttermilk ( I used 130ml)
Preheat oven to 200C and place rack in the middle of the oven. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or butter the tray.
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt.
Cut the butter into small pieces and blend into the flour mixture with a food processor or with 2 knives. (the mixture should look like coarse crumbs)
Stir in the chocolate chunks and walnuts.
In a small measuring cup, whisk together the buttermilk and vanilla extract and then add to the flour mixture. Stir until dough comes together. Use 2/3 of the butter milk and slowly add the rest as required. (just enough to combine)
Do not over mix the dough.
Transfer to a lightly floured surface and knead dough gently (I didn’t knead) and then pat the dough into a circle that is about 7inches round and about 1 1/2 inches thick.
Cut the circle in half, then cut each half into 4 pie-shaped wedges. (I cut into 6)
Place the scones on the baking sheet.
Brush the tops of the scones with a little milk.
Bake for 15min to 20 minutes (I baked at 200C for 15min) until golden brown and a small toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
Remove from oven and place on wire rack to cool
Can add a little more walnuts
Buttermilk = Milk 250ml + 1tbsp lemon juice(15ml) (I normally add 30ml)
Walnut = Roast at 180C for 10minutes