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Come in and make yourself at home. I'm so happy to be able to share my recipes here with you.

I bake mostly cookies, quick breads, muffins and scones -- sometimes pie, sometimes cake, but nothing too fancy. I prefer simple recipes that call for ingredients that I already have in my kitchen.

These are the recipes I will share with you. They come from family and friends, magazine clippings saved through the years, favorite cookbooks, and other blogs.

I'm so glad you came to visit. Enjoy your stay!

Michael Ann

Monday, November 21, 2016

Chocolate Chip Scones

I have many scone recipes on this blog. We love scones at our house!  I didn’t think I would need any more scone recipes, but my friend Jennifer brought these to work and I tried one and…. OMG…. so light and buttery and melt in your mouth! I HAD to have this recipe. Jennifer told me she got it from America’s Test Kitchen. The recipe calls for currents but she substituted mini chocolate chips. Bravo! These are a winner and you won't believe how simple they are to make. Try them, you’ll like them!

Chocolate Chip Scones

Makes 8 scones

2 cups flour
1TB baking powder
3 TB sugar
½ tsp salt *(omit if you use salted butter)
5 TB cold unsalted butter
½ cup miniature chocolate chips
1 cup cold heavy cream

Preheat oven to 425 F.

In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, sugar and salt*.

Using a cheese grater, grate the butter into the flour and stir it in. You can also cut the butter into small pieces and incorporate it with a pastry cutter, but the cheese grater is so much easier! Stir in the chocolate chips.  Pour the heavy cream on top and mix until a soft dough forms. Knead the dough a few times if necessary.

Press the dough into an 8-inch cake pan, then turn it out onto a lightly floured surface. Cut into eight wedges.  Transfer scones to an ungreased baking sheet and bake 12-15 minutes, until lightly browned.

Remove from pan and serve warm. Yum!


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