Recipe of the week – Gen’s Favorite Scone Recipe

Chocolate Chip Cream Scones

This is my favorite recipe for cream scones.

Ingredients:

3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon cold heavy cream
1 large egg
2 cups all-purpose flour, plus some for dusting
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
Sanding sugar

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Whisk together 3/4 cup cream and egg.  In a large bowl, whisk together flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, and salt.  With a pastry blender or two knives, cut  butter into flour mixture until it resembles course meal, with a few pea-size pieces of butter remaining. Stir in chocolate chips.  With a fork, stir in cream mixtures until just combined.  (The dough will be crumbly; do not overwork.)
  2. Transfer to a lightly floured work surface and divide in half.  Make two 6″ circles.  Cut into 6 wedges each and transfer to parchment-lined or silpat-lined baking sheet.  Brush tops with 1 tablespoon cream and sprinkle with sanding sugar.  Bake until golden, 16 to 18 minutes, rotating the sheet halfway through.

I change this recipe up by adding my favorite combos of raisins, dried currants, dried cherries, dried cranberries, raspberries, blueberries, walnuts, pecans, coconut, lemon zest, candied ginger, etc.

Have a Yummy Day,
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2 Responses to Recipe of the week – Gen’s Favorite Scone Recipe

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  2. shortybear says:

    Looks delicious.

    Like

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