Monday, December 29, 2014

Chocolate Glazed Chocolate Chip Scones

Melt-in-your-mouth chocolate chip scones. Tender and moist inside with a slight crunch on the edges, these are perfect!


2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
3/4 cups buttermilk
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, bicarbonate soda and salt. Add the butter and, using two knives, cut it in until the mixture forms small crumbs. Add the chocolate chips and toss to combine. Make a well in the center of the mixture. In a bowl, whisk together the buttermilk , egg, and vanilla. Add to the flour mixture and, using a fork, gently stir until incorporated (do not over mix). Bring the dough together into a ball. On a lightly floured surface, shape the dough into an 6-inch round (about 1 inch thick). Cut into 8 wedges, separate, and transfer to the prepared baking sheet. Brush the top of the scones with milk . Bake until golden brown, 12 to 15 minutes. Let the scones cool until still a bit warm or room temperature (too hot and the glaze will melt right off). Drizzle the chocolate glaze evenly over the scones.

Chocolate glaze

1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
4 tablespoons cocoa powder
2 tablespoons milk or water
2 teaspoons vanilla

Sift together the sugar and cocoa powder in a medium bowl. Slowly stir in the milk and vanilla, a little at a time, to make a smooth, pourable glaze.

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