Chocolate chip scone

We're moving backwards a little; this was from the weekend after Thanksgiving! I told yall it was hard for us to get our posts up in a timely manner!

I was unable to get days off after Thanksgiving so Patrick visited Chicago solo. He returned late Saturday night (I had to pick him up from the airport at midnight!) so since I knew we would be tired the next morning I made us a chocolate chip scone Saturday evening before I picked him up. Over the weekend while he was gone I worked on a few decorations but my main project was getting the Christmas Tree china into the cabinet. I move our other everyday dishes to the top shelf in the cabinet (that's empty) and placed the Christmas Tree dishes in their place. I want us to feel comfortable using the china and not saving it for just a special meal over the holidays.

I set the table with the salad plate, coffee mugs, and pie server. I served the scone on a cheese plate and covered with the dome from my cake plate.

Since the scone didn't need to be refrigerated I had placed it right on the dining table so Patrick could see it when he walked in. He seemed so excited! We had planned a busy day for Sunday and I knew a relaxing breakfast would be just the right thing to get started with. Sunday morning we woke up, enjoyed a scone and some coffee while reading the paper. After that it was a downtown Raleigh day! We went to a late brunch and then an afternoon matinee of The Nutcracker! What a wonderful way to start the holidays. 

This recipe was originally pinned on pinterest and comes from

3/4 cup cold buttermilk
1/4 cup sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 large egg
1 cup all purpose flour (website recommends Bob's Red Mill; I used Pillsbury)
1 cup white whole wheat flour (websites recommends Bob's Red Mill; I used some from our CSA)
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3 tbsp chilled butter (must be cold) cut into small pieces
3/4 cup chocolate chips
cooking spray
1 large egg white, lightly beaten
1 1/2 tbsp sugar

   Preheat oven to 375°. Combine the first four ingredients in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk. Spray baking sheet with cooking spray.
   Combine flour, baking powder, salt, in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Cut in chilled butter with a pastry blender, or you could use 2 knives, until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Gently fold in chocolate chips. Add milk mixture, stirring just until moist.
   Place dough onto a floured surface and knead lightly four times with floured hands.Form dough into an 9-inch circle onto baking sheet, about 3/4" thick. Using a knife,cut dough into 12 wedges all the way through.
   Brush egg white over dough and sprinkle evenly with sugar. Bake until golden, about 18-20 minutes, depending on your oven. Serve warm.

I would say for never having made sconces before they turned okay! I wasn't really sure what the consistently of the dough should be like throughout the process so I just kept going.
Do you have any scone making secrets to share?

1 comment:

  1. Never tried to cook scones and I am not sure I ever had one either. Bet it was delicious.