Chocolate Chip Scones

Chocolate Chip SconeHi guys! After a full and very busy fun weekend, I also now get to share with you this month’s round up of  The Secret Recipe Club! An always fun portion of the month. This month I absolutely loved my assignment. I had the pleasure of perusing Table for Seven ! I pinned more than my fair share of recipes, and I am sure eventually I will get around to making at least a few more of them. Some of my possibles ranged from Chicken Taco Egg Rolls all the way to Cookie Dough Brownies . Yes, I had appetizers, desserts, and everything in between picked as maybes. What did I make. Not surprisingly, I chose scones, because I love them, and these ones had mini chocolate chips, which I also love. A lovely afternoon treat for the family, that came together quickly and had the whole family’s seal of approval. So without further ado, I bring you Chocolate Chip Scones

 

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 TBSP sugar
  • 1 TBSP baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 6 TBSP butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  • for topping:
  • 1 TBSP milk
  • sprinkling of coarse sugar
  1. Combine first 4 dry ingredients. Cut in butter until mixture is crumbly. You don’t want any butter left, bigger than a green pea. Stir in egg and milk with fork until just combined. Then chocolate chips.
  2. Using hands form into a disc about 1 1/2 inches thick, using your hands to fold any flour that has not quite mixed in.
  3. Place on greased baking dish. Brush with 1 Tbsp. milk, and sprinkle with sugar. Cut into 8 equal sized triangles.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees.
  5. Eat and enjoy!

Lemon Cream Scones with Chia Seeds

Chia SconeI don’t know what it is, but scones just feel so dainty and refined. They actually are not that much more work than a muffin. I mean don’t get me wrong about muffins, I love my muffins. But scones just seem to be a tiny bit fancier. A nice afternoon treat with a cup of tea, or a lunch served with a side of fruit. If you haven’t made them before, give them a try. You will be delightfully surprised at the ease of baking, and then you can impress your friends too.

Recipe from Kristine’s Kitchen

For the scones:
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tbsp. baking powder
  • 3 tbsp. sugar
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest
  • 5 tbsp. cold unsalted butter, cut into small cubes
  • ¼ cup chia seeds
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • Parchment paper
For the glaze:
  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • zest of 1 small lemon
  • ½ tablespoon lemon juice
  1. Place first 6 scone ingredients in blender. Set to pulse and continue to mix until butter has been completely mixed in. Scoop this mixture into a bowl and stir in chia seeds. Fold in whipping cream until just combined. The dough should all come together. If it seems dry add an extra Tbsp. of cream. Use your hands to bring all the dough together and shape into a disc, about 1 1/2 inches thick. Cut into 8 equal sized triangles. Place triangles in parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  2. Bake for 11 minutes in 425 degree oven. Cool.
  3. Combine glaze ingredients and drizzle over scones. This is a small amount, if you desire more double!
  4. Eat and enjoy!

Pumpkin Morsel Scones

pumpkin SconeOf all the baking in all the world, Scones are one of my favourites. My parents recently got back from the states, and brought with them oodles and oodles of goodies, to take up residence on the baking shelf in the pantry. I have got so many options now, when he urge to bake comes on. I don’t think I will be purchasing anything anytime in the near future. I am WELL stocked! The first thing that got opened were the pumpkin morsels, I made up a batch of these heavenly scones. Scones, it’s where it’s at!

Recipe from Nestle

  • 2/3 cup Evaporated Milk
  • 2 cups  all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons  granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons  baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon  salt
  • 1 teaspoon  ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup  cold butter
  • 1  large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon  orange zest
  • 3/4 cup  NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Pumpkin Spice Morsels
  • 2 teaspoons  coarse sugar
  1. Combine ingredients flour through cinnamon. Cut in butter.
  2. Remove 1 Tbsp of the evaporated milk and fold in remaining into scone mixture until just combined. Add egg, orange zest and morsels.
  3. Knead very gently to make sure completely combined, then shape into 8 inch round circle. Cut into 8 triangles. Brush with 1 Tbsp. of evaporated milk and sprinkle with coarse sugar.
  4. Place on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 15 minutes at 375 degrees. Serve warm.
  5. Eat and enjoy!

 

Spiced Oat Scones with Brown Butter Glaze

Oat SconeWhen thinking of things I like to bake, scones are definitely top of the list. Right up there with muffins and cake, but then those are also the things I want to eat the most. I like baking that tends more towards the “light and fluffy”. The glaze on this particular recipe didn’t turn out exactly as I was expecting, but instead of adding more sugar to thicken it up, I just dipped it in there, for a gooey, glorious delight. They were sticky, they were messy and they were scrumptious.

Recipe from Bake or Break

For the scones:

  • 1 & 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 3 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cold and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the glaze:

  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 & 1/4 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Combine first 9 ingredients, cut in butter. Add buttermilk and vanilla and stir until just combined.
  2. Press into round disk, onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Cut into 6 scones and separate slightly.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes at 400 degrees. Cool.
  4. Make glaze by placing butter into a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat until butter starts to turn brown. Immediately remove from heat and place in small mixing bowl. Cool slightly. Add sugar, milk and vanilla. Sip scones in glaze and let harden slightly.
  5. Eat and enjoy!