Chocolate chip scones

Until as recent as a couple of weeks ago I had never thought about what category a scone falls under. When I was creating my categories it got me thinking so I asked my sister who loves scones and she said she said she did not know and I should Google, which I did.

It seems that some say it is a cake and some say it is a type of bread, a quick bread that uses baking powder as a raising agent instead of yeast.

Whatever category they fall under, they are a great accompaniment for traditional afternoon tea.

Traditional scones are baked plain and served plain with some jam and clotted cream. In this recipe I am going to show you how to make chocolate chip scones.

Ingredients

  • 420 grams plain flour
  • 6 teaspoons baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 55 grams butter
  • 40 grams caster sugar
  • 100 grams milk/dark chocolate chips
  • 300 milliliters milk

Method

  • Heat the oven to 220°C/425°F Lightly grease a baking sheet
  • Mix together the flour, baking powder and salt and rub in the butter
  • Stir in the sugar and chocolate chips and then the milk to get a soft dough

Chocolate Chip Scones

  • Turn on to a floured work surface and knead very lightly. Pat out to a round or use a rolling pin
  • Use a round cookie cutter to stamp out rounds and place on a baking sheet

Chocolate Chip Scones

  • Lightly knead together the rest of the dough and stamp out more scones to use it all up
  • Brush the tops of the scones with milk
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes until well risen and golden.

Chocolate Chip Scones

Makes 11 (May vary depending on the cookie cutter size you use)

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