Keeping with the
Valentine’s Day chocolate theme, I decided to focus on breakfast. These scones are from Bon Appetit and are very easy to make. The ingredients are probably all in your kitchen/ pantry so go whip up a batch now! The scone itself is not very sweet, so it pairs well with the chocolate chips. I used semisweet, but have also used dark chocolate in the past. Pour yourself a cup of tea, or coffee in my case, and start the day of like the Queen.
Chocolate Chip Scones (makes 12-14)
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1/3 cup (packed) golden brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) chilled salted butter, diced
- 1 bag of chocolate chips (about 11.5 ounces)
- 1/2 cup (or more) chilled whole milk
- 1 large egg
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- Turbinado (coarse) sugar for sprinkling
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Sift the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt together in a large bowl. Add the butter and mix with your hands until a coarse crumbly texture forms.
Add the chocolate chips. Whisk the egg, vanilla, and milk in a small bowl with a fork. Gradually add the wet to the dry ingredients, mixing with the fork. Add more or less milk depending on the dough formation.
Place 1/4 cup balls of the dough onto a baking tray and sprinkle with the coarse sugar. Bake for ~22 minutes or until a tester comes out of the middle clean. Cheerio!