Chocolate Chip Scones

Recipe by diner524
READY IN: 35mins
SERVES: 16

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 2 12
    cups pastry flour (can use cake flour or All purpose)
  • 12
    teaspoon salt (heaping)
  • 14
    cup sugar
  • 2 14
    teaspoons baking powder
  • 6
    tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into pats
  • 34
    cup cream (half and half, light, heavy, or whipping cream)
  • 2
    large eggs
  • 2
    teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 12
    cups chocolate chips (9 to 12 ounces)
  • coarse white sparkling sugar, for topping (or demerara sugar)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F Lightly grease (or line with parchment) a baking sheet.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, sugar, and baking powder till thoroughly combined. Add the butter, working it in until the mixture is unevenly crumbly.
  • Whisk together the cream , eggs, and vanilla. Set aside 2 tablespoons, and add the rest to the dry ingredients, along with the chocolate chips. Mix to form a moist dough.
  • Transfer the sticky dough to a heavily floured rolling mat or other work surface. Gently pat and round it into an 8" circle. Brush the dough with the reserved egg/cream mixture, and sprinkle heavily with coarse sugar.
  • Dip a 2" round cutter in flour, and use it to cut out a total of 16 scones; you’ll have to gather the scraps and reshape the dough once. Space the scones evenly on the prepared pan.
  • Bake the scones for 20 minutes, until they’re golden brown. Remove them from the oven, and serve warm. If not serving immediately or within a couple of hours, store in an airtight container. To reheat, wrap loosely in aluminum foil, and bake in a preheated 350°F oven for about 10 minutes.
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