Thursday, December 25, 2014

New tradition | A Christmas failure

Alex and I started a new tradition yesterday, something we have wanted to do ever since we got married, but haven't been able to until this year.

Christmas chocolate chip scones for breakfast!

I made Alex chocolate chip scones one time before we started dating, and I think that was the day I won over his heart. This is his all time favorite recipe of mine, so I figured I had to make them as a treat for Christmas morning.

This recipe was put together from a mixture of other recipes I had found, plus one 'special' ingredient. Typically they turn out delicious... this year was an exception. I failed to follow my own recipe and used baking soda instead of baking powder, which apparently is a big no-no for flavor! Somehow, Alex claims he can't even tell the difference. Trust me, there is a difference, and it is unmistakeable. Hopefully I never mix those two up again!


3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
6 tbsp sugar
5 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 eggs
Mini chocolate chips
Half and half or evaporated milk
*You can still use regular butter, I just prefer using a sweet butter. It just adds an extra bit of flavor.

Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. The mix flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Cut butter into mixture until it resembles fine crumbs. Stir in eggs, desired amount of chocolate chips, and a drop of vanilla. Slowly begin adding half and half, about a Tbsp at a time, only add enough to bring the dough off the sides of the bowl. Roll onto a well floured surface and cut into wedges. Brush with beaten egg, and sprinkle with sugar (if desired). Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
Recipe yields 10-15 large scones. Dough can be stored in freezer up to 4 months.

I'm not an expert baker, or cook for that matter (obviously) but this is one recipe I am typically proud of. I'll just have to make a new good batch.

Hope everyone had a terrific holiday!