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Friday Feast | Chocolate Chip Scones


Welcome to Friday Feast in Mary's Tavern!


Can you believe we're at the end of July?! Absolutely shocking! Chocolate is on the menu, and I'm sharing a favorite scone recipe. I made a batch last weekend and served them warm with a dollop of whipped cream and nectarine slices. Perfect for a lazy Sunday morning.


As I mentioned on Medieval Monday, the Tavern will be closed all next week. Celebrating my knight's birthday and taking a much needed break to spend time with him. Lots of fun things are planned. I can hardly wait!


Until then, may your days and evenings be filled with joy and love.


Sláinte mhath

 

Chocolate Chip Scones


Ingredients

2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour

¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

½ cup sugar

4 teaspoons baking soda

¼ teaspoon salt

½ cup (one stick) chilled unsalted butter

1 cup semisweet chocolate chips (I use 80% or higher)

¾ cup heavy whipping cream

¼ cup milk


Directions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet pan with parchment paper


In a large bowl, whisk flour, cocoa, sugar, baking soda, and salt.

Cut the butter into the mix and using a pastry cutter (or your fingers) blend mixture until this resembles a coarse pea-like mixture.

Stir in chocolate chips.

Add cream and milk, stirring until a loose dough forms

Turn dough out onto a lightly floured board. Knead a few times until the dough comes together.

At this point, you can pat dough into a 1-inch circle or divide dough in half and then create smaller scones. Large scones make 8; smaller ones about 12-14. Place your scones on prepared baking sheet.


Bake for 25-30 minutes. Let cool and then transfer onto a wire rack.


Serve with a dollop of whipped cream, butter, or your favorite jam.