I’ve been looking for a scone recipe that is perfectly soft and sweet without breaking my attempts to eat healthy and this recipe is it! They are perfectly soft and airy with a great touch of sweetness. I chose to add chocolate chips to mine but you could easily substitute for any other fruit, nut or sweet. This recipe pairs perfectly with a cup of tea or coffee and easily makes a great mid day pick-me-up.
3/4 cup buttermilk 1/4 cup sugar 2 tsp. vanilla extract 1 large egg
2 cups flour 1 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. salt 3 tsp. cold butter
3/4 cup chocolate chips 1 egg lightly beaten sugar to sprinkle on top
Preheat oven to 375
Mix flour, baking powder and salt together in a bowl then cut in cubed cold butter with either two knives or a pastry blender, then gently fold in chocolate chips. In a separate bowl whisk together buttermilk, sugar, vanilla extract and egg. Next pour your wet ingredients into your dry ingredients stirring gently. **It’s important not to over mix your dough because it will become very tough when baked** So when you’re stirring all ingredients together just make sure to get the wet ingredients mixed in, if there is still flour at the bottom of the bowl or the dough in flaky, don’t fret, that’s how it should be.
Next pour dough out onto floured surface and gently knead a few times to incorporate the remaining loose flour. Press dough into a circle about 3/4 – 1 inch thick and cut into 12 wedges. Line cookies sheets with parchment paper and use a pie server to transfer scones onto the cookie sheets.
Lightly brush beaten egg over scones and finish with a sprinkle of sugar.
Bake for 18-20 minutes until golden brown.