And I have to say that after two failed attempts on making banana bread in our bread machine these nicely replaced my confidence :) I was pretty upset to learn I couldn't conquer a bread machine but I've know decided that it was the bread machines fault altogether!!
I know you all want to try these nice tasty little scones that just go perfectly with tea! Speaking of which, I now have my next week's thought for tea time picture!
Chocolate Chip Scones
2 3/4 c. All-purpose Flour,
1/3 c. Sugar,
3/4 tsp. Salt,
1 Tbsp. Baking Powder,
1/2 c. Chocolate Chips,
2 large Eggs,
2 tsp. Vanilla,
1/2 c. to 2/3 c. Milk
Glaze:3 1/2 c. Powder Sugar
7 Tbsp. Water
1 tsp. Vanilla
1. In a large bowl, whisk together all dry ingredients.
2. Work in butter just until mixture is unevenly crumbly; it's ok for some larger chunks of butter to remain unincorporated.
3. Stir in Chocolate Chips.
4. In another bowl, whisk together the eggs, vanilla, and 1/2 c. milk.
5. Add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until all is moistened and holds together.
Stir in additional milk if the dough seems dry, and doesn't come together (I had to do that).
6. Scrape the dough onto a well-floured work surface. Pat/roll it into a 8" to 8 1/2" square, a scant 3/4" thick. Make sure the underneath is very well floured.
7. Cut the square into 2" squares and then cut each square in half diagonally, (I floured my knife and it worked better!).
8. Transfer the scones to a well-greased (or parchment paper lined) baking dish. They can be set fairly close together.
9. For the best texture and highest rise, place the pan into the freezer for 30 minutes, uncovered. Preheat your oven in this time to 425*F.
10. Bake for 19-20 minutes, until the scones are golden brown! I transferred mine after the freezer into a new baking dish to avoid cracking or braking with the temperature change.
11. Make the glaze now. If your sugar seems lumpy sift it before making, for an extra smooth glaze.
12. Now, glaze each scone! I used a pastry brush and glazed the tops, let it harden, then dipped the bottoms in glaze and set upside down to harden that. If you want additional yummy glaze tops then glaze as much as you'd like ;)
I glazed the scones over a rack in a sheet cake pan to catch the drippings!
13. Put your tea kettle on, invite a friend, make some tea, and serve with these yummy chocolate chip glazed scones!!
This recipe came from the King Arthur Flour website, but the pictures are mine :) If you're pinning to Pinterest please leave my link in caption!