Walnut Chocolate Chip Scones

chocolate chip scones

Ello (hello in proper English). A scone is a quick bread. They are usually made of wheat flour and contain baking powder as a leavening agent. They are often lightly sweetened and sometimes glazed. The scone is a basic component of the Devonshire tea. Scones differ from tea cakes and sweet buns, which are made with yeast. After much trial and error, I present to you the final draft of my walnut chocolate chip scone recipe. Serve with blackberry preserves or blood orange curd. Cheerio.

Chocolate Chip Scones
 
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Serves: 10

Ingredients
  • 1¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup bakers sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled and cut into small cubes
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
  • ½ cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup milk (up to 2 tablespoons more)

Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse cornmeal. I use an electric mixer.
  4. Stir in the chocolate chips, walnuts, and vanilla.
  5. Mix in the milk to form a dough. Dough should stick together when formed into a ball. If not, add up to two tablespoons of milk (one at a time). Be careful not to over mix the dough, otherwise the scones will become tough.
  6. Form the dough into a large ball and turn onto a floured pastry sheet. Pat down into a 9 inch circle, about ½ inch thick.
  7. Cut the dough into 10 pieces (like a pizza). Bake until golden brown, about 12 minutes.
  8. Transfer to wire rack and cool.

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