Chocolate chip chocolate scones
If you’ve read my post about the Sunday roast, you already know about my schizophrenic scone dough that thought that it was wall putty. Now in our blogoperative “Around the World in 12 Dishes” Red Ted Art posted a scone recipe and Valerie encouraged me to give it a try and see, if we could put our own spin on the traditional recipe, especially in order to entice Nico to also give them a try. Chocolate chips (or “choc-chips” as he calls them) always are a good way of reeling him in and then Valerie asked, why not use some cocoa powder as well? I was up for it and off to the kitchen I went to get this going, Nico on my coattails.
First things we noticed – got no chocolate chips or cocoa, so off to the store to get them and let’s try this again. You can follow the recipe on Red Ted Art, Nico helped me by dumping all of the dry ingredients into the bowl and then he even wanted to use the pastry cutter and get the butter incorporated – to him it was more like a spoon, so he stirred, but after a short while he did get the hang of it.
While doing that, we added 1 teaspoon of cocoa to the mix, since we didn’t want to dry it out too much, we actually had to add one tablespoon of flour to the mix, because I had added the whole milk and it turned a bit too sticky…my bad… Oh, and 1/4 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips was added for good measure as well.
We ended up with 11 cars and a little ball and with a regular oven, the time and temperature stated in Maggy’s recipe probably are right, but with our souped up macrowave of an oven 25 degrees less and 5 minutes less it still managed to burn the bottom.
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