Are these real scones? I've seen several recipes out there and they aren't all the same. So, what constitutes a real scone?
Let's hope it's not the thing that I gagged on ate the first time I ever had [what I thought was] a scone. Well....it may have been a real scone recipe and the gal who made them (bless her sweet, cant-make-a-scone-worth-eating heart) just couldn't bake.
So, I looked it up and this is the definition that I found (the quickest)....
Scone: a small biscuit (enriched with cream and eggs) cut into diamond shapes or sticks and baked in an oven or on a skillet.
Well crap. Thats pretty broad. But, looking at the recipe I just used, which doesn't contain eggs (which actually might be a good thing for some people)....could mean that these aren't actually scones. They're clones.
Well....Hershey's is calling them scones (thats where I got the recipe from, although I slightly altered it). I'll just call them:
Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chip Scone Clones
3 1/4 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
12 oz dark chocolate chunks or squares that have been chopped
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups whipping cream
2 tablespoons melted butter
Preheat your oven to 375' F
Lightly grease two baking sheets (or just use parchment paper and forget the grease).
Stir together the first 4 ingredients in a large bowl. Then add the chocolate chunks.
Stir the vanilla and whipping cream into the flour mixture until just moist.
Turn out onto a floured surface
and gently knead until the dough comes together. Divide into 3 equal balls
Take one ball and flatten it out into a circle....about 7" in diameter. Cut the circle into 8 pie shaped slices
Place the triangles onto your baking sheet and repeat the process with the remaining balls. Brush each triangle with the melted butter and sprinkle some granulated sugar on top.
Bake for 15 - 20 minutes (I believe my scone clones baked closer to the 20 minute mark...maybe even a minute or two longer). You want them to be lightly browned.
Serve warm and garnish with powdered sugar
Well...if all scones taste similar to these....then I guess I do like scones. For years I thought otherwise.
I should've given them a second chance long, long ago. These are wonderful with your morning coffee, or midnight glass of milk....or as a late afternoon snack. They're not too sweet, nor too dry or too moist....they just kinda satisfy something...a need, a desire......for something sweet yet in a more adult form.
Don't you feel like your more grown up when you say you're "eating a scone" (said in some sort of snobby accent)
I can't wait to try more flavors!
Printable Version: Semi Sweet Chocolate Chip Scones