Saturday, February 13, 2010

Recipe of the week: Scones

In honor of Valentine's Day, I thought I'd post a recipe for something chocolate. These scones are very easy to make and very yummy. If you don't like chocolate you can use cranberries or blueberries or you can even make them plain. I've tried this recipe several different ways and they've all been good. Let me know what you think. A Votre Sante!

Scones


2 cups unbleached flour
1 Tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup sugar plus 2/3 Tbsp
1 cup semisweet or dark chocolate chips
1 1/4 cup half and half
3 Tbsp unsalted melted butter

Preheat oven to 425.

In a large bowl mix together: flour, baking powder, salt and 1/4 cup sugar. Toss with fork. Mix in 3/4 cup chocolate chips. Pour in half and half and mix with fork. The dough will be fairly sticky. Transfer dough to lightly floured surface. Knead dough 10 times, drop onto cookie sheet - brush with melted butter and sprinkle with 2/3 Tbsp sugar. Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet for 15-17 minutes (until the tops are golden brown). Makes about 12.

Melt the remaining 1/4 cup chocolate chips and drizzle over the top. Enjoy!