Today is the last day of July and the worst of Winter is most likely coming to an end. Fingers crossed! To celebrate I wanted to share with you how I adapt the PWMU’s scones recipe (2004 edition) into something extra special by adding choc chips! Yummo!! When I was first learning to cook, scones were the only thing that would turn out right, today I’m going to share how I make these delicious choc chip scones.
What you’ll need:
- 2 Cups (300 g) Self Raising Flour
- 1 Teaspoon Sugar
- 1 Tablespoon Butter or Margarine
- 3/4 cup (190ml) milk I use no fat milk
- 1/2 cup of choc chips (or choc melts cut into 4) – My addition to the recipe
How I make them:
Preheat the oven to 220°C. Cut up the 1/2 cup of Melts into quarters (or measure out the choc chips). Either will work, I just prefer the melts. Using my Kenwood Multipro food processor with the dough blade, I add the flour, sugar, margarine and choc chips. I start the processor and add the milk through the top spout at about half speed and leave it going until it’s in a nice clump of dough. Because of a wrist injury in my late teens I couldn’t kneed the dough so I got the food processor to do the hard work for me.
I roll it out to just under 2 cm thick and use a round aluminum cup (7 cm diameter) that’s been dipped in flour to cut them out. If you can, try to cut them so the choc chips aren’t too close to the edges or hanging out or they will goo out the sides when being cooked – I didn’t do this and the choc bits aren’t so pretty. Place them on a baking tray that has baking paper on it. Glaze the tops with a little bit of milk. Pop in the oven for 12 minutes. Makes 12.
Best served warm. Add a little butter or margarine if needed but I find the choc chips make them sweet enough on their own. If you want to make plain scones, just leave the choc chips out. They are great with strawberry jam!
Thoughts on the recipe:
I love making these as a treat. They are easy to pop in the food processor and get your dough ready without having to do much work or make a big mess. I also like that the 12 minutes is the perfect amount of time to clean up and wash all the dishes whilst they are baking and you get a reward at the end. We don’t have a dishwasher, so I do it by hand. The cookbook was given to me for Christmas the year I turned 19 and this page has been well used.
They’re not the prettiest scones you’ve ever seen but they do taste great and for me that’s what’s more important. As someone who isn’t all that confident in the kitchen this was a great recipe for me to start with and grow my confidence. I also love that it doesn’t really require special ingredients that you wouldn’t already have in the pantry or fridge.
A definite helper to beat those winter blues.
Do you make scones? What are your favourite kind?