Chocolate Scones

20180227_091803 sconeHere is a delicious recipe. You will need the following ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 c. flour
  • 2 T. brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 5 T. butter
  • 1/3 c. milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 c. maple syrup
  • 1/3 c. + 2 T. molasses
  • 1 1/4 c. chocolate chunks

Line baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. In a large bowl: add sugar, flour, spices, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. Blend well. Cut the butter into small cubes. Using a pastry cutter or fork, work the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse meal. In another bowl, add milk, syrup, molasses, and 1 egg. Blend well. Stir into the flour mixture. Fold in the chocolate chunks. Optional: For an extra spicy flavor, add 3 T. crystallized ginger. Transfer the dough to a floured surface and gather the dough into a ball. Pat the dough into a flat circle about 1 inch thick. Transfer to a plate and place in freezer for 20 minutes.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Remove dough from freezer and slice into 6 triangle wedges. Place scones on prepared baking sheet. Meanwhile, beat the remaining egg with a T. of water. Brush the tops of the scones with the egg wash. Sprinkle sugar on top if desired. Bake 12-16 minutes until golden brown. Cool on rack. Store leftovers in an airtight container.

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