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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Chocolate Chip Scones.

Any chance I get, I try to incorporate chocolate chips into my creations. So, once again, I've tossed some chocolate chips into this scone recipe, which usually calls for raisins. I also recommend serving these scones with clotted cream and jam. For those of you who don't like jam, like myself, it's worth a try! The cream and jam pair perfectly to give these scones a moist, and very delicious flavor!

Chocolate Chip Scones

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup white sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled and cubed
1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
3 tablespoons orange juice

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. With a fork, cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the chocolate chips. Mix in the orange juice to form a dough. Turn out the dough on a floured surface. Roll into about a 9 inch circle about 1/2 inch thick. Cut dough into equal sized wedges. Transfer the scones to the baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven until golden brown, about 12 minutes. Move to wire racks to cool. Serve with clotted cream and jam!

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