Scones. I'll be honest and admit that for a long time I wasn't even sure what they were. And then for along time I thought they were something fancy and really hard to make.
But it turns out when I found this recipe that 1.) I'm still not sure what you'd call them...a type of biscuit? A kind of cookie? and 2.) they are super easy to make. Oh, and 3.) I looooove them.

Sweet version:
What you'll need:
2 cups all purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 TBS baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup chopped chocolate (I cheated and used mini chocolate chips)
1 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream

What you'll do:
Whisk together the first four ingredients.
Stir in the chocolate chips.
Pour in cream and mix until moist.
Knead the dough in the bowl a few times until all the mixture forms a ball.
Place the ball of dough onto a parchment papered cookie sheet.
Pat out into a circle about 3/4 inch thick.
Use a pizza cutter and divide into 8 or 12 pieces.
Separate the pieces slightly since they'll puff up a bit as they cook.
Brush some extra cream on top and sprinkle with sugar.
Bake at 425 degrees for about 15 to 20 minutes or until lightly browned.


For a savory version I just left out the sugar and added some fresh rosemary and Italian seasoning. Instead of chocolate chips I used shredded sharp cheddar cheese. Oh, my were they good!
As an added bonus I tried making them with a gluten free flour and they turned out great!




5 Comments

  1. Lovely scone recipe. I like that it has two versions! Thanks for posting this on Melt in your Mouth Mondays. I will be visiting often. HOpe to find your blog on bloglovin'. Deb @ Kneaded Creations

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  2. I love scones, but have never tried to make any myself. You have inspired me! Thanks for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday!" I hope you will be able to join us again this week. http://our4kiddos.blogspot.com/2013/09/try-new-recipe-tuesday-september-17.html

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