Thursday, July 17, 2014
I've been on a bit of a scone kick lately! I'm not sure why - I think part of it is how easy they are to make. You would think that they are this fancy schmancy pastry that you get at a coffee shop and that they would be a lot more involved. They really aren't! I love that you can just whip up the dough, throw it down, push it into a circle and bake it. How easy is that?? Plus they are so yummy!! These scones aren't as sweet as the ones that I have been making and this is a not necessarily a bad thing. They taste delish and if you wanted to up the sweetness factor, you could brush some milk over the top and sprinkle with some additional sugar. That would be a great addition as well... But, from the way the kids and I chowed them down, I don't think they were lacking anything at all!
Cranberry and Chocolate Chip Scones
(recipe found at vanderbiltwife.com)
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup sugar
6 tablespoons cold butter, cut into small pieces
1/2 cup cranberries
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1 cup plain yogurt
1 teaspoon vanilla
Add flours, baking powder, baking soda and sugar to a mixer and blend together. Add cold butter and mix in with a pastry cutter or two forks. Add cranberries and chocolate chips and mix in. In a small bowl, stir egg, yogurt and vanilla together. Pour into flour mixture. Mix until just combined. Press together to form a ball of dough and then place on greased baking sheet. Spread dough out into a circle about 1/2 inch thick. Cut into 12 wedges. Bake at 400 for 12-14 minutes, or until tops are slightly browned and scones are cooked through.