Friday, April 12, 2013

Yummy Chocolate-Cinnamon Scones...Buttermilk Not Necessary!

I needed a scone recipe that didn't require buttermilk.  Of course, I couldn't find one that looked good, so I did a little searching and discovered that one cup regular milk mixed with one tablespoon of white vinegar would do the trick instead.  And it did!  These scones have a great texture and flavor.  Enjoy with a nice cup of tea and a good episode of Downton Abbey :)

Yummy Chocolate-Cinnamon Scones

2 cups unbleached, all-purpose flour (or half whole-wheat flour and half unbleached flour)
1 Tbs baking powder
3 Tbs sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
5 Tbs cold butter
1/2 cup miniature semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup milk mixed with 1 Tbs white vinegar (let stand 5 to 10 minutes)

1 Tbs milk
1/4 cup sugar
1 to 2 tsp cinnamon


Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.  Mix together the flour, baking powder, sugar and cinnamon.  Cut in the butter using a pastry blender or fork.  Stir in the chocolate chips and then fold in the milk.  Mix until the dough forms, but don't over mix.  Transfer the dough to a floured surface and knead into a ball.  Pat or roll the dough into a circle and cut it into triangles (or cut circles or another shape using a large cookie or biscuit cutter).  Place scones on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.  Brush each scone with milk and then sprinkle the cinnamon and sugar topping mixture over each one.  Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, or until the scones are lightly browned.

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