Friday, February 21, 2014

Chocolate Chip Scones á la Niña

Hi, Marash Girl -- I made scones this morning!  Here is the recipe including my latest modifications.  Feel free to use on your blog if you'd like.
They came out delicious :)

Chocolate chip scones
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups oatmeal (ground up in a blender or food processor)
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
3/4 cup cold butter, cut into 1/4 inch cubes
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 425 F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper (or just grease with oil). Whisk together flour, oatmeal, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon in a large bowl. Add butter and rub in with your fingers until the mixture resembles a coarse meal (this part is important; if you use melted butter the texture doesn't come out the same). Add chocolate chips and mix with your hands until evenly distributed.
Wisk the buttermilk and vanilla together and add to the dry ingredients. Mix together. The mixture will stay very dry, almost like it doesn't quite stick together. This is good for having nice crumbly scones.
Divide the dough into two balls and place one on each baking sheet. Press (or roll with rolling pin) each ball into a circle, about 1/2 inch thick. Cut into triangles (or whatever shape you want!) and separate so each scone has space to cook. Brush the tops with buttermilk. Cook for 17-20 minutes or until the tops are golden-brown.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for offering the reader yet another way to lose weight (no sarcasm). I will read and not do!