Looking for an easy chocolate chip scone recipe? Look no further! In this blog post, we will walk you through the steps to making delicious and fluffy scones. Scones are a great breakfast pastry that can be enjoyed with coffee or tea. They are also perfect for a quick snack or dessert. We will give you some tips on how to make the perfect scone, as well as provide a recipe that is sure to please everyone. Let’s get started!
How to make chocolate chip scones
Chocolate chip scones are simple to make, even for the newest of bakers.
Here’s what you’re going to need:
- Chocolate chips
- Baking powder
- Softened butter
- Granulated sugar
- Heavy cream
- Lemon Zest
You’re probably going to read a lot of scone recipes out there that are overly complicated, but the truth is it really doesn’t have to be.
The trick is to whisk together the softened butter, sugar, and lemon zest. Then lightly beat the eggs, and mix them into the butter mixture. Little by little, add the heavy cream and milk and keep whisking.
Sift the dry ingredients together, and add in batches, before you add the chocolate chips.
Now here’s the trick – make a ball, wrap it in plastic wrap, and refrigerate it for a few hours, or even overnight.
Next, is a big decision point – do you want your scones to be round or triangular? This really comes down to your own preference, but roll out your dough – you want a nice thick circle of about 2.5″, then and cut out your scones with your favorite pastry cutter.
Finally, brush with milk or heavy cream, then sprinkle the tops with sugar, and bake for 15-18 minutes at 400F.
That’s all there is to it!
Still have questions? We have answers.
What can I substitute for heavy cream in scones
If you’re in a pinch and don’t have heavy cream on hand, there are a few substitutes that will work just as well in scones. One option is to use sour cream, which has a similar consistency and will add a nice tanginess to the scones. Another option is to mix together equal parts milk and melted butter. This will give the scones a richness without being too heavy. Or, if you want a non-dairy option, you can use coconut cream or full-fat yogurt. Just be sure to thin out the yogurt with a little bit of milk before adding it to the scone dough. With any of these substitutes, your scones will still be light, fluffy, and delicious.
Do scones rise in the oven?
Many people are stumped as to how scones rise in the oven. The answer is actually quite simple – it’s all thanks to the baking powder. Baking powder is a leavening agent, which means that it helps doughs and batters to rise. When scones are placed in the oven, the heat causes the baking powder to activate and release gas bubbles. These gas bubbles get trapped in the scone dough, causing it to rise and giving the scone its characteristic light and fluffy texture. So next time you enjoy a scone, remember to thank the humble baking powder for its role in making this delicious treat!
Can I use Greek yogurt instead of heavy cream in scones?
If you’re looking for a delicious, cream-filled scone recipe, you may be wondering if you can substitute Greek yogurt for heavy cream. The answer is yes! Greek yogurt scones are a great way to get all of the flavor and texture of traditional scones without all of the fat. Simply swap out the heavy cream for an equal amount of Greek yogurt and you’ll be good to go. Keep in mind that scones made with Greek yogurt will be slightly more dense than those made with heavy cream, but they will still be just as delicious. So go ahead and give it a try – your taste buds will thank you!
Why brush scones with milk or cream?
One of the most important steps in making scones is brushing them with milk or cream before baking. This simple step helps to create a crispy, golden-brown exterior. But why does it work? The fat in the milk or cream forms a barrier that prevents the scones from drying out during baking. In addition, the milk or cream helps the scones to brown more evenly. As a result, brushing scones with milk or cream results in a better-tasting, more visually appealing final product. So next time you’re making scones, don’t skip this important step!
Chocolate Chip Scones
- 3 cups of all purpose flour
- 1 cup of chocolate chips
- 1 ¼ tbsp of baking powder
- 3 ½ ounces of soft butter
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- ¼ cup heavy cream
- ½ cup warm milk
- zest of half a lemon
- 2 eggs
- Mix the flour and baking powder, then sift twice.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the soft butter and sugar, add the lemon zest. Lightly beat the eggs and mix into the butter in three steps.
- Lightly beat the eggs and mix into the butter in three steps.
- Add the milk, a little at a time, stirring well each time so that the mixture becomes smooth.
- Add the flour mixture in four portions, kneading a smooth, elastic dough.
- Add the chocolate chips, and mix until incorporated.
- Make a ball, wrap in plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator overnight.
- The next day, grease the baking tray with oil or line it with parchment.
- Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface in a 2 inch thick layer.
- Cut out circles or triangles - your choice! You can also use fun cookie cutters.
- Place dough cut outs on baking tray. Brush the top with lightly whipped cream and a pinch of salt and sugar.
- Bake in a preheated oven at 400°F for 15-18 minutes.
- Allow to cool on a baking rack, and enjoy!