Wednesday, March 5, 2014

mixed berry and white chocolate chip scones: a recipe

One of my favorite things to bake for breakfast is scones. We love them so much I often double the recipie so we can enjoy them a little bit longer.

2 cups flour 
1/3 cup sugar
2 tsp. baking powder 
1/2 tsp. salt 
1/4 cup unsalted butter, chilled
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream 
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla 
1 egg 
1 1/2 cup frozen berries 
6 oz. white chocolate chips 

In a large bowl stir flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt together. (I like to use my stand mixer, it makes the whole process a lot easier!) 

Cut the butter into 1/2 inch cubes. Add to the flour mixture and combine until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. 

In separate bowl stir together the cream, egg, and vanilla. 

Add cream mixture to the flour mixture and knead until combined. 

Add frozen berries and mix them into the dough (you could use fresh berries if you want, but I have found that the frozen berries add a tad more moisture to the scone which makes it taste better and last longer without being super dry).

Add white chocolate chips and knead until combined. 

On a clean surface roll the dough out until it is 1/2 inch. Using biscuit cutters cut out the dough and place on parchment paper lined cookies sheets (be sure to use parchment paper; it will make your life so much easier when it comes time to get the scones off the cookie sheet, and clean them too for that matter :). OR you can roll the dough into a 9 inch circle and cut the circle into wedges before baking. 

Bake at 375 for 15-20 minutes, the bottom edges should be lightly browned. Let cool on wire rack and store any extras in an air tight container.


....and if you're like me and like to see the everything all together, here you go...


Amy said...

Oh my word! Those look yummy!

Sarah said...

I've never made scones before...those look good! Yum!

Sarah @ The Not Quite Military Wife said...

Oh man, they are really into their scones here! Not sure if they would make it, but I should definitely send you some from England!