Wednesday, February 9, 2011


Another snow day for my kids! Can you believe it? In Texas! I made chocolate chip scones and orange strawberry scones this morning for the kiddos.  these take about 5 to mix and get in the oven and another 15 to bake...Presto! Easy and De-Lish! The picture is not the best because because Tony dug right in and started eating!
2 cups flour
1/3 cups sugar
1 Tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/4 cups heavy cream
*Chocolate chip...add 1 cup to the batter*
*Orange strawberry add the zest from 1 orange and 1 1/2 cups fresh strawberries to the batter*

In a large bowl combine the flour, salt, baking powder, salt and zest if adding.  Add the cream and chocolate chips or fruit and stir gently with a fork.  Be careful not to over mix and only mix until the dough kind of "lumps" together.  kneed it 2 or 3 times on a clean surface and shape the dough into a large even, thick, circle.  Slice into serving sizes and if you are not going to glaze the scones you can brush cream over them and sprinkle sugar over the cream.  I glazed both this time with a powdered sugar icing with orange zest and a regular chocolate drizzle. I usually just sprinkle sugar on them but had extra time this a.m. Put the scones on a baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 13-15 minutes.  I usually have to bake around 18 min...until the edges start to brown. YUM!! Enjoy~

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