Scones. I’ll be honest and admit that for a long time I wasn’t even sure what they were. And then for along time I thought they were something fancy and really hard to make.
But it turns out when I found this recipe that 1.) I’m still not sure what you’d call them…a type of biscuit? A kind of cookie? and 2.) they are super easy to make. Oh, and 3.) I looooove them.
What you’ll need:
2 cups all purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 TBS baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup chopped chocolate (I cheated and used mini chocolate chips)
1 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
What you’ll do:
Whisk together the first four ingredients.
Stir in the chocolate chips.
Pour in cream and mix until moist.
Knead the dough in the bowl a few times until all the mixture forms a ball.
Place the ball of dough onto a parchment papered cookie sheet.
Pat out into a circle about 3/4 inch thick.
Use a pizza cutter and divide into 8 or 12 pieces.
Separate the pieces slightly since they’ll puff up a bit as they cook.
Brush some extra cream on top and sprinkle with sugar.
Bake at 425 degrees for about 15 to 20 minutes or until lightly browned.
For a savory version I just left out the sugar and added some fresh rosemary and Italian seasoning. Instead of chocolate chips I used shredded sharp cheddar cheese. Oh, my were they good!
As an added bonus I tried making them with a gluten free flour and they turned out great!