I had a period of time where I was obsessed with Downton Abby. Many of my friends know this and I am not ashamed to say so.
Where am I getting with this? Scones. And what do scones have to do with Downton Abby? Well, scones are served at tea time, and they had tea time at Downton Abby. Did you know that it’s actually pronounced as if it were to rhyme with “gone?” Not scone as in sc-own but scone as in sc-awn. Mind blown.
Enjoy with a side of tea, or in my current case, Starbucks.
Chocolate Chip Scones
recipe adapted from Sugary Winzy
makes 12 mini scones
2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
½ cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
⅛ teaspoon salt
½ cup cold cubed butter
¾ cup chocolate chips
1 teaspoon vanilla
½ cup milk
Preheat oven to 350°F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
In a small bowl, whisk together the egg, vanilla, and milk until well combined. Set aside.
In a large bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add in the cold butter and using a pastry blender, cut in the butter until it resembles coarse crumbs and is the size of small peas.
Add chocolate chips and use a rubber spatula to evenly distribute. Pour in the milk mixture and fold into the flour until just combined.
Remove dough from bowl onto a floured surface and if the dough sticks, sprinkle flour over the dough and on the countertop. Form into two equal sized disks and cut six slices per disk. Flour the knife to prevent it from sticking to the knife. Transfer onto a nonstick baking mat or parchment paper.
Lightly beat one egg and one tablespoon milk. Brush egg wash over each slice and bake for 25 – 30 minutes or until golden brown. While it is cooling, melt the chocolate over a double broiler until it is melted, the drizzle onto slightly cooled scones.