So I’ve been a bit busy with my internship, baby sitting, and finally de-stressing from finals. I’m happy to say I did pretty well in all of them, okay 3 out of 4, the 4th one is still being graded. Basically, it’s summer and it’s looking to be a great one. I have summer classes, but it’s a Food studies course so it should be fun. Anyway this morning, I decided to make scones so I would have breakfast during the week and I just felt like baking. I found the recipe in my biscuits book and I added the chocolate chips. Let’s get started!
Ingredients:-270 g AP flour*
-1 tbsp baking powder
-a pinch of salt
-50g granulated sugar* (I substituted it with brown sugar)
-110g unsalted butter*
-150 ml milk
-Chocolate chips (I used semisweet)
*If you don’t have a scale, it’s about a stick plus one tablespoon of butter, about 1/4 cup of sugar and about 1 1/2 cups of AP flour.
- Preheat the oven at 190 C (380 F)
- Combine the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in a medium sized bowl. Grate the butter with a cheese grater and add it to the dry ingredients.
Mix the butter and the dry ingredients with a pastry cutter. Add in the chocolate chips and mix with a large fork.
- Add in the milk and mix. Once the milk is incorporated, generously flour a cutting board (counter top, any sort of work surface). Pat the dough into a large circle and cut the dough into 6 or 8 slices (triangles)
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or spray with Pam. I had neither, so I ended up just greasing the baking sheet with butter. Evenly space the cut dough on the baking sheet. You can shape it into more scone-like shapes as you do this.
- Bake in the oven for 13 to 15 minutes. Let the scones cool
These were super simple to make and took less than an hour. Word of advice: before you grate the butter, it might be a better idea to put the butter in the freezer so it doesn’t melt in your hand as you grate it.
Hugs and puppies!