I am a coffee addict. And to make things worse, I started this thing a while ago where I have to have something with my coffee every morning, like a muffin, bagel, scone…It got expensive to buy something at school everyday, so I learned how to bake my own scones. I love chocolate, so I perfected this recipe first…but I also want to find one with fruit so stay tuned 🙂 You might find it strange that this recipe calls for orange juice, but it gives the scones a really unique, sweeter flavor that makes this recipe so delicious! Serve with butter and a cup of coffee or tea.
- 1¾ cups all-purpose flour
- ⅓ cup white sugar
- 2 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- 5 tbsp unsalted butter, chilled
- ½ cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 6 tbsp orange juice
- 2 tbsp milk
- Preheat oven to 400 °F.
- Whisk flour, salt, baking powder, and sugar in a large bowl until blended well.
- Cut in chilled butter with a pastry blender or fork until crumbly.
- Stir in chocolate chips with a fork.
- Add 1 tbsp of orange juice and milk in at a time, mixing it into the dough until the dough becomes wet enough to stick together in a ball. You may need to add a little more or less for all of the dough to stick. Do not add too much or dough will be too wet and mushy.
- Gather dough loosely into a ball. On a floured surface, pat dough flat about ½ inch thick.
- With ~2 inch biscuit cuter or cookie cutter, cut scones out and transfer to baking sheet.
- Bake about 12 minutes, or until they are golden brown.
- Transfer immediately to wire racks to cool.
See this post on Mix it up Monday!