Thursday, February 10, 2011

Chocolate Orange Scones

I love scones with coffee. With tea. With hot chocolate. Basically with any warm beverage. I follow Joy the Baker's blog religiously and she always posts things that make my mouth water. This recipe was one of them.

Chocolate Orange Scones
Adapted from Joy the Baker
1 1/2 cups of flour
2 tbsp of sugar
2 tsp of orange zest
2 1/4 tsp of baking powder
1/4 tsp of baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
6 tbsp of cold butter
1 large egg yolk
1/2 cup of milk plus 2 tsp of white vinegar
1/2 cup of mini milk chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 425'. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a mixing bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, zest, baking powder and soda and salt. Cut in the butter. I had Charlie do this part and she just smashed the butter between her fingers into the dry ingredients until little pea-sized balls of dough formed.

Meanwhile in a measuring cup, mix together the milk and vinegar and egg yolk. Beat the mixture lightly with a fork.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until just moistened. Fold in the chocolate chips.

Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead around 15 times. Roll the dough into a rectangle with around a 1 inch thickness. Cut the mixture into 4 large or 6 small squares. I made my triangles. I like triangles better.

Place the scones on the parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes.

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