Choc Chip Scones

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)

Ingredients

260g Flour

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)

 

Method:

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

http://www.joyofbaking.com/SconesChocChip.html

NOTE

Can add a little more walnuts

Buttermilk = Milk 250ml + 1tbsp lemon juice(15ml) (I normally add 30ml)

Walnut = Roast at 180C for 10minutes

 

 

 



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