Friday, June 28, 2013

Chocolate Chip Cream Scones

I have been off the internet for about a week. My service was messed up and it took three technicians and a lot of customer service calls to get the "issue" resolved and for the moment it is.

It's funny what happens when access to the internet s denied, all these other things happen; like the house is in order, I play with the kids more and in general I just enjoy "living' more. But on the downside, work that I do via the internet is put on a stand still which is not fun for people waiting for their party items I created. Luckily everything worked out, I lived in the outside world more and everyone got their custom party stuff on time!

So I figured as I enter back into this stay a home work mode again, I will keep things simple with a favorite simple recipe.

Chocolate Chip Cream Scones.

I know a lot of people have pre-conceived notions about scones,  I did as well until I had a cream scone and was hooked. They are moist and offer just enough sweetness without too much  of a sugar laden dessert feeling, these are perfect with morning coffee or afternoon tea.....or both :) It's also enough to satisfy a chocolate fix :)

This is what you need to make them.....

This is what you will need...

For the Scones

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1- 1/2 cups Heavy Cream
  • 1/3 cup  chocolate chips
For the chocolate glaze
  • 3/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. milk 
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract.
In a medium sauce pan (or in the microwave) heat milk and whisk in  powdered sugar and cocoa, add in vanilla extract. Whisk until smooth, keep in mind to just heat it enough to incorporate all the ingredients.

To make the scones....
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Combine the sugar, flour baking powder and salt and make a small well in the middle of the mixture.  Add your heavy cream and chocolate chips to the well and combine. The mixture should be crumbly and not mixed smooth. So just quickly incorporated all the ingredient just until they are loosely mixed.

Spoon onto a parchment lined baking sheet. You can shape them up a little if you like.

Bake them until they start turning golden brown on the edges, about 12-15 minute. DO NOT over
bake them or they will dry out.

Add glaze to tops if you like after they have completely cooled!

Enjoy them anytime, all day and night long :)

And as long as you don't over bake them they will remain moist on the inside!!

Hope you enjoy these!!

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