31 Days of Seeking Simplicity: Scones and Tea
It was rainy and cool here today. Fall has definitely arrived. Some days it is nice to bake up a nice treat to enjoy with a cup of coffee or tea.
This scone recipe is one of my favorites. It is super simple, too. I will say that I always need to add more orange juice when I make them. Today I added cinnamon chips instead of chocolate chips.
Here is the recipe, courtesy of allrecipes.com.
English Royalty Chocolate Chip Scones
- 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup white sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled and cubed (I do substitute unsalted margarine.)
- 1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips (or regular chocolate chips or cinnamon chips)
- 3 tablespoons orange juice
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. With a pastry blender or a large fork, cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the chocolate chips. Mix in the orange juice to form a dough.
- Turn out the dough on a floured surface. Pat or roll into a 9 inch circle about 1/2 inch thick. With a 2 1/2 inch fluted biscuit cutter, cut out 12 scones, pushing the dough scraps together for the last few, if necessary. Transfer the scones to the baking sheet.
- Bake in preheated oven until golden brown, about 12 minutes. Move to wire racks to cool.
Did you make anything yummy today? I'd love to hear about it!