One of the many variations on the original scone recipe, this variation offers a chocolatey fruity twist. While I’m not a huge fan of the orange and chocolate combination I’ve been told others go wild for it! So have at it, and let just know what you think.
Orange Chocolate Chip Scones:
2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 cube unsalted butter
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1 tbsp orange peel
2/3 cup mini chocolate chips (or to taste)
In a large bowl, add flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Mix ingredients well.
Grate 1 cube of unsalted butter (use cheese grater) and add to dry ingredient bowl above.
Add chocolate chips and orange peel into dry ingredient bowl above.
In a separate small bowl, add heavy whipping cream, egg, and vanilla and mix together.
Slowly add the wet ingredients from the small bowl into the dry ingredients in the large bowl. Stir in by hand until ingredients come together to form a moist dough ball. If necessary, add additional whipping cream. Gently divide dough ball into small "hamburger patty" size portions and put onto greased baking pan.
Place the baking pan with scones in refrigerator for 20 minutes so that dough can chill, then remove pan and place into a 400 degree oven. Scones will take between 20-26 minutes to bake.
Will make between 6-8 scones.
Note: You can use this recipe with a variety of fruit. If you want to make Savory scones instead of sweet, reduce the amount of sugar from 1/2 cup to 2 Tablespoons, and replace fruit with 1 cup of savory ingredients - extra sharp cheddar, goat cheese, bacon, etc...