Scones are a quick grab n go breakfast or a weekend treat with your morning coffee. They are simple to make and can take on just about any flavor you can think of. With fresh strawberries coming into season, strawberry chocolate chip scones seem like a good idea.
1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
2 ¼ tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
6 tbsp. cold butter
1 egg yolk
½ cup butter milk**
½ cup diced fresh strawberries
½ cup chocolate chips
½ cup chopped almonds
Preheat the oven to 375F
Sift together dry ingredients. Add cold butter and using a pastry blender or 2 forks “cut” the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs.
In a small bowl whisk together the egg yolk and buttermilk. Add to flour mixture and stir till combined.
Fold in your mix ins- strawberries, peaches, nuts, chocolate chips. Use whatever you like.
Turn dough on to floured surface and pat into a square. About ¾ to 1 inch thick. Using a sharp knife cut dough into triangles or use a biscuit cutter for a different shape.
Place on cookie sheet 1 inch apart that has been lined with parchment paper or use a baking mat.
Bake in a pre heated oven for 12 to 15 minutes, until browned on top.
They are wonderful plain but are even better when drizzled with a little powdered sugar glaze. Just mix powdered sugar with lemon juice and drizzle. Store in airtight container. Reheat to serve in microwave for about 20 seconds.
** you can make your own buttermilk in a pinch for baking by combining 1 cup milk with 1 Tablespoon of white vinegar or lemon juice. Let stand for 5 minutes and it’s ready to use.