wow, its so crazy to think that i’ve made 18 new recipes already! and i think i’m now on track…right? with just 8 more recipes to make before the end up june, i should be well on my way to completing my goal! also, i got two new moleskine notebooks from matt for easter…one i’m using as a new journal since i just finished my current one today(!), and the other i’m going to use to copy my recipes in to document the challenge!
ok, so the 18th recipe is chocolate chip scones.
yes, girlie food (scones, salads, tarts, etc.). thankfully my husband was very willing to consume this with me for our sunday breakfast. and they turned out really yummy! i’ve never attempted scones, which made this recipe a little intimidating, but i feel like we triumphed!
here is the recipe from the original blogger, and i’ve included it below, also with my own alterations!
chocolate chip scones
3/4 C. cold buttermilk
1/4 C. sugar
2 t. vanilla
1 C. all purpose flour
1 C. white whole wheat flour
1 T. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
3 T. chilled butter cut into small pieces
3/4 C. chocolate chips
1 egg white, beaten
1 1/2 T. sugar
preheat oven to 375F. combine buttermilk, sugar, vanilla and egg in a mixing bowl, stirring with a whisk. spray baking sheet with cooking spray.
combine flours, baking powder and salt in mixing bowl, whisking to blend. cut in butter and mix until mixture resembles coarse meal. gently fold in chocolate chips. add milk mixture, stirring until moist.
place dough onto floured work surface and knead four times with lightly floured hands. form into a 9 inch circle on baking sheet. cut into 12 3/4-inch slices. brush with egg white and sprinkle sugar over the top of the dough. bake until golden, about 18-22 minutes.
alright, for the most part we followed these directions, however i ended up using our mixer, because it always speeds things up…we were hungry and i love to use that lovely kitchenaid! i put the wet ingredients into the mixer and then added the dry ingredients to it. also, we didn’t have whole wheat flour, so i ended up using two cups of the all-purpose flour. since the website i found the recipe is for the more health conscious and the scones are labeled as “skinny”, i figured this didn’t matter, and it was really just a way to make the scones more healthy. also, we had about a 1/2 bag of chocolate chips left and 1/4 bag of white chocolate chips, so we ended up finishing both of those off for our recipe. lastly, i didn’t measure the sugar that we sprinkled over the top of the scones. we tasted the batter and didn’t think it was sweet enough, so i just put sugar on until i thought it looked good….remember, we have sweet teeth in this household!
matt & rachel