Saturday, August 1, 2009

Strawberry Chocolate Chip Scones

Every couple of months, I go out with a group of wonderful ladies for a little time out and girl time. This time, we went to the Jefferson Hotel and had afternoon tea. It was amazing! I was so thrilled by the scones I wanted to come home and try my hand at scones.

Strawberry Chocolate Chip Scones
Adapted from: Good Things Catered

2 1/4 c. all purpose flour
1/4 c. granulated sugar, plus extra for sprinkling
1 Tbsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 stick (8 Tbsp) butter, chilled and cut into small pieces
1 egg
1/4 c. strawberry Fiber One yogurt
1/4 c. milk
1/3 c. chocolate chips

-Preheat oven to 350 degrees
-In small bowl, combine egg, yogurt, milk, whisk to combine thoroughly and set aside.
-In large bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and whisk to combine.
-Using pastry cutter or two knives, cut butter into flour until all pieces are smaller than pea-sized.
-Add chocolate chips, and toss to coat.
-Add wet ingredients to dry and mix in lightly with fork until dough just comes together.
-Turn dough out onto well floured work surface and pat into large ball.
-Shape dough into flat disk shape and cut with circle cookie cutter. Place on baking sheet. Sprinkle tops of scones with sugar and place in the oven.
-Bake until turn slightly brown, about 22 minutes.
-Remove from oven and let cool on baking sheet for 10 minutes.
-Transfer to a wire rack and let cool

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