Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Feed Me Some Scones

I woke up this morning and all I could think about were scones. Chocolate Chip Scones. Fresh ones. Right out of the oven. The kind you bite into and the chocolate chunks just melt in your mouth. Yup. I made them. I fed my craving. And it was absolutely divine. I love dipping things in tea, so I did just that.

Recipe

I used a buttermilk pancake (all purpose baking) mix from Trader Joes. The recipe was on the side of the box, but I tweaked it to my liking.

* 3 3/4 cups Trader Joe's Baking Mix (Can be substituted for other brands)
* 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) salted butter
* 3 tbsp sugar ( I added 1/4 cup of sugar but if you like it sweeter I would try 1/2 cup)
* 1 cup cold milk ( I used low-fat milk)
* 1 tsp of vanilla extract
* 1 8oz. Milk Chocolate Bar

Preheat over to 400 Degrees F.

Add baking mix and sugar to a large bowl. Cut cold butter into the mix using a pastry knife (or your good ol' hands) until the lumps resemble coarse meal. Add the milk and stir together until moistened. Place dough on a floured work space and knead 5 times to form a ball. Form dough into an 8 inch circle, slightly domed in the center. Cut into 8 wedges. Place the wedges on a greased sheet pan, 1 inch apart. Sprinkle with table sugar. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown. Best served warm. Right out of the oven. So you can experience the melt in your mouth goodness. Oh and of course sprinkle some snow (confectioner's sugar) on top :)! Enjoy friends.



6 comments:

  1. I should try this recipe. I am now on decaffeinated coffee, and loving the lack of shakey hands and jittery stomach I suffered through all winter.

    I'm 48, by the way, and since I'm married, I get to kiss my wife all the time. Room with her mom, but I don't consider her a roommate!

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  2. You should definitely try it:)! I'm not a coffee person...tea is my go to drink because I have a sensitive stomach too :)! Thanks for leaving a comment!! Have a great night!

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  3. Where does the vanilla extract and chocolate come into this recipe...?

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    1. Hi Katie! Thank you for catching that! It's been a while since I've baked this recipe, but from what I remember, I mixed the vanilla extract with the milk and the chocolate chips are folded in at the end. Usually, the vanilla extract is mixed in with wet ingredients like eggs, sugar, butter, etc. But, in this case it's a little different because the scones are semi-homemade. Anyways, sorry I couldn't be of more help. Thank you so much for stopping by. :)

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  4. I just made these with fresh blueberries and with chocolate chips. I used Krusteaz pancake mix because that's what I had. I also used 1/3 cup sugar which makes them pretty sweet. Excellent texture and taste! Five stars.

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    1. Hi Lisa! That sounds so delicious! I'm going to add blueberries next time I make these! Thank you so much for stopping by! :)

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