August 23, 2010

my sous chef, betty crocker and i

This morning I woke up feeling great - I'm on vacation! I've been fortunate to have a lot of vacation this summer, but today marks the first day of my last week off...September is going to hit hard! But, I will certainly enjoy it while I can.

A good friend of mine was coming over for tea this morning, so little lady M and I decided to make some scones. I turned to my favourite Betty Crocker cookbook, found a recipe for chocolate chip scones I hadn't tried before, and we were off! They turned out to be really delicious, so I thought I would share the recipe we used....

Ingredients: 

1 3/4 cups flour (I used a combo of white and whole wheat)
3 tablespoons sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salf
1/3 cup firm butter or margarine
1 large egg, beaten
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
6 tablespoons whipping cream
1/2 cup chocolate chips
Additional whipping cream
White coarse sugar/decorating sugar

Directions:
  • Heat oven to 400 degrees fahrenheit.
  • In large bowl, mix flour, 3 tablespoons sugar, baking powder & salt. Cut in butter, (using pastry blender, or two knives) until mixture looks like fine crumbs. Stir in egg, vanilla, whipping cream and chocolate chips. Mix until dough leaves side of bowl. 

  • Place dough on lightly floured surface; gently roll in flour to coat. Knead lightly 10 times. On ungreased cookie sheet, roll or pat dough into an 8-inch circle. Cut into 8 wedges with a sharp knife that has been dipped in flour, but do not separate wedges. Brush with additional whipping cream and sprinkle with sugar crystals. 

  • Bake 14 - 16 minutes or until lightly golden brown. Immediately move from cookie sheet, separate wedges and serve warm. 


They took only about 15 minutes to make, and were delicious. Good ol' Betty - she never disappoints. More importantly, lady M and I had a great time baking together.

6 comments:

Trishy xo said...

Awesome morning! :) Sounds like a fun, delicious treat!

Krin said...

I really hope there are some left!!!!

Cal said...

hmmm that should say CAL said...

Krin said...

Ha ha - guess I was logged in on your computer?!
There are plenty left...don't you worry!!!

Faiza said...

looks yummy. i don't think my never-had-a-cuppa-tea- mouth has ever had a scone.

btw i especially love the pink flower!

Ali said...

yummy! cute sous chef :)