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Wednesday
Nov092011

chocolate chip mini scones

 

 

Popular with all ages, these little scones are a yummy treat fresh from the oven...either for breakfast or as a little snack with tea or coffee. You can make the scones a day ahead and bake them just before serving.

 

Chocolate Chip Mini Scones

makes about 2 dozen 1 1/2 inch round scones

 

2 cups all purpose flour, plus more for dusting

1/3 cup sugar

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 stick cold unsalted butter, diced

zest of 1 orange

generous half cup mini chocolate chips (I prefer dark chocolate)

3/4 cup buttermilk

1 egg yolk

milk for brushing tops

 

Preheat oven to 400°. Sift together the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add butter and orange zest and mix in using your fingertips until the mixture is crumbly and the butter pieces are a quite small. Combine buttermilk and egg yolk and beat with a fork to break yolk. Pour over flour mixture and stir with a fork until all the flour has been incorporated but the dough is still crumbly. Stir in chocolate chips and turn out onto a lightly floured surface and pat into an oval about 1 inch thick. Using a 1 1/2 inch biscuit cutter cut out scones and transfer to a silpat or parchment lined tray.  Brush lightly with milk. Bake for about 15 minutes, or until tops are golden brown.

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Reader Comments (2)

This recipe for choc-chip mini scones lookes divine. BUT I am in South Africa and we don't have sticks of butter - can anyone help me convert a "stick of butter' into weight (preferably grams as we are on the metric stsyem). Thank you

November 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJanet Lovell-Greene

Hi Janet!
Are you in Cape Town? We have spent a lot of time there!
An american stick of butter is 4 ounces or 8 tablespoons. I believe the conversion is 4 ounces equals about 113grams.
I hope you enjoy the scones!
Amy

November 18, 2011 | Registered Commentereclecticmom.com

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