Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins
Chocolate plus more chocolate. wuts not to luv?
- 3⁄4 cup mini chocolate chip
- 1⁄4 cup white chocolate chips
- 1 teaspoon orange zest
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1⁄4 cup sugar
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 cup butter or 1⁄2 cup margarine
- 3 large eggs
- 1⁄2 cup milk
- Preheat oven to 450°F Lightly grease a large cookie sheet.
- Stir the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl to mix well.
- Cut in butter with fingers until texture resembles wet sand.
- In a seperate bowl, beat the eggs and milk.
- Add this mixture and 1/2 of the mini-chips to the dry ingredients.
- Mix well with hands.
- Shape the dough into an 8-inch round on the prepared cookie sheet; dust with flour.
- Score the top of the dough into 8 wedges with a sharp knife.
- Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until golden.
- Let cool.
- Meanwhile, stir the remaining mini-chips and the white chocolate chips into seperate saucepans over very low heat until melted and smooth.
- Drizzle each chocolate from the tip of of spoon in random lines over the top of the scones.
- Let stand for 15 minutes to set the chocolate.
- Cut the scones into wedges along the score lines.
I Love this recipe! We eat it for breakfast on special occasians
As scones go, these are very eggy and bready. I was hoping for more of an orange flavor, but they're certainly fine as is. And boy, as Charlotte J said, they sure do puff up in the oven. I didn't find the dough sticky, though; the amount of moisture was just right for me. The recipe doesn't say when to add the orange zest. I kneaded it in with the chocolate chips, but it would probably be better mix it in with the dry ingredients to distribute more evenly.
These were easy to make. It was a very sticky dough as I had to use the fork to shape it, not hands. With so mych leavening (4 teaspoon) it was like bread, raising very high in the oven. I did not have an orange so used 1/2 teaspoon of orange extract. Made for *PAC Fall 2007* game