Chocolate Chip Cream Scones

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Chocolate Chip Cream Scones
Chocolate Chip Cream Scones

Morning.
Tired.
Hungry.
Carb needed.
Butter needed.
Chocolate needed.

Scones.

Chocolate Chip Cream Scones Collage
Scones are the best because you can make it all in one bowl, be half asleep listening to NPR Morning Edition or watching the morning news, pop them into the oven, and take a shower. When I headed out the door to work, I threw them into a cardboard bakery box and walked out the door with some lovely scones (my baking instructor drilled into me not to put hot items into any plastic container...they need to breathe in a cardboard container!)
 
Chocolate Chip Cream Scones
Adapted from: Cream Scones from the Art and Soul of Baking (page 152). This is a very good book - buy it on Amazon or find it in your library.

2 cups (10 oz) all-purpose flour
1/4 cup (1 3/4 oz) granulated sugar
2 1/2 t baking powder
1/4 t salt
1 stick butter (4 oz) (cold, cut into pieces)
1 cup (8 oz) heavy whipping cream (cold)
1/2 - 3/4 c miniature chocolate chips (depending on preference)

Topping
1 egg, lightly beaten
2 T sanding sugar or granulated sugar

1. Preheat over to 425 degrees
2. Mix together dry ingredients.
3. Using a pastry cutter, two knives or your fingers (I use my fingers), cut in the butter. (The book uses a food processor, but I like to make scones by hand...less to clean up!)
4. Add whipping cream and chocolate chips. Blend together quickly (I use my hands and/or a spatula). Do not overmix.
5. Shape into a round or square.
6. Brush with egg wash. Sprinkle with sugar.
7. Cut into shapes. Place on parchment or Silpat covered baking sheet.
8. Bake for 14-16 minutes until golden brown and delicious. I cut my smaller and got 16 scones.
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33 comments:

Mr. P said... [Reply to comment]

Can you come work with me? Nobody brings scones in to work here :(

Federica said... [Reply to comment]

complimenti che bontà! è sempre un piacere passare nel tuo blog! baci!

Sarah-Lyn said... [Reply to comment]

They look just lovely and delicious!
Fantastic photos too :)

SL
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My Kitchen in the Rockies said... [Reply to comment]

Oh, yes, I would take one for breakfast right now. Scones are always a winner at my house.
I like your pictures.

vanillasugar said... [Reply to comment]

OK. this is good. I am making these because i want the squares.

DarleneEats said... [Reply to comment]

What a perfect breakfast! Plus I like the idea of square scones.

Teresa McFayden said... [Reply to comment]

These look amazing! Yummy...wish I had one right this very minute.

Audrey said... [Reply to comment]

They do look good! I have everything but the heavy cream, so I'm just (barely) resisting the temptation to make some right now.

Esi said... [Reply to comment]

Scones are my favorite thing to bake. Love these simple treats.

Mary said... [Reply to comment]

I need a baking instructor :). I like the square shape...

Kat said... [Reply to comment]

Did you cut them before baking or part way through? I love the square shape too!

Jo said... [Reply to comment]

Ok. Must make this weekend. I haven't made scones for a bit, and admittedly, tend to use the food processor... but I don't think I'll be able to resist making these. :)

Carlos said... [Reply to comment]

I like to bake Scones and love to eat them too. They look amazing!

The Food Librarian said... [Reply to comment]

@Kat

I made a big square, brushed with egg wash and sugar and then cut into squares. Then I baked them. - mary

Tracey said... [Reply to comment]

These are gorgeous Mary! You inspired me to make scones tonight :)

KK said... [Reply to comment]

You had me at "morning"... Seriously - where do you find the time. You're like superwoman... Who makes delicious chocolate chip anything before work?!

BTW loving that first photograph. And I love the way you've started adding the text to your photographs - nice.

Patsyk said... [Reply to comment]

I can't wait to make these! I will have to get some cardboard bakery boxes now!

Eliana said... [Reply to comment]

You are so right Mary! This book is wonderful. And your scones - even better!

delphcotecuisine said... [Reply to comment]

this looks delicious.

Paula said... [Reply to comment]

when I look at this scones I want breakfast time again :)

Paula {Salad in a Jar} said... [Reply to comment]

You make these sound and look so very tempting although I don't often cook breakfast. Snow on the ground and your pictures are making me seriously consider it though.

darcyeats said... [Reply to comment]

Yum! these look scrumptious and simple...you can't beat that! I may have to whip some up this weekend.

Dionne Baldwin said... [Reply to comment]

These look good enough to eat. I can tell by your beautiful photograph that this would definitely be worth making!

bevvbevv said... [Reply to comment]

I love your intro. That's pretty much how I wake up, too!

Brilynn said... [Reply to comment]

I'm totally going to make scones for the ppl at work this week!

leigh said... [Reply to comment]

I'm new to the whole baking thing, but I decided to give these a shot last night as the recipe seemed simple enough to follow. They turned out quite well! The only problem I had was that the dough didn't quite come together with the 1 cup of cream, so I ended up having to use a little extra milk (at which point I put too much in - making the dough a bit sticky). I thought I had definitely ruined the scones, but they still came out looking great and tasting pretty darn good!

Thank you so much!

Christi @ Love From The Oven said... [Reply to comment]

These look absolutely amazing. I've yet to try making my own scones, but you've put it on my to-do list for the weekend!

eatme_delicious said... [Reply to comment]

This is exactly what I've been craving recently!! Thanks for sharing. They look perfect. I love that you cut them into squares.

Wendy said... [Reply to comment]

I normally don't care for scones because all of the ones I've had in the past have been very dry. I came across this post and thought I'd give it a shot since there was cream involved, they had to be more moist than what I had experienced in the past. I made these today with regular sized choc. chips (didn't have the minis).... YUM!!!! Big mistake keeping these here over the weekend, I am going to have to send some with my husband to his work to share with his coworkers!

DeniseF said... [Reply to comment]

I made these and brought them to work this morning. They were a hit!

morenumerousthansand said... [Reply to comment]

I made your scones last night (with m&m's). They didn't look as pretty, but they tasted delicious! Thanks for a great recipe.

Monika said... [Reply to comment]

Can the dough be refrigerated overnight and then baked in the morning?

The Food Librarian said... [Reply to comment]

@Monika #32 - Monika, I've never refrigerated the dough. However, I have frozen scone dough in the past and that works great (just add a few minutes to the baking time - do not thaw before baking). If I'm going to bake something in the morning, I freeze the cut dough, I don't refrigerate it. - mary

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