Wednesday, July 16, 2008

chocolate strawberry scones

I made these for tonight's book club. I had to try them, to be sure they aren't poisonous. And they aren't. Perhaps poison to skinny that skinny thighs would likely swell into chubby thighs after consuming these....but who likes skinny thighs, anyhow?

Not this gal.

The recipe is one that I've had for years, and have tweaked it here and there. Mostly because I have trouble following a recipe to a T. You know, that whole "don't boss me" thing I have....patterns, restricting.

Anyhow, the recipe I used for these...

chocolate strawberry scones
2 cups flour
1/4 cup sugar
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
6 tbsp butter
{cut these together}

1 egg, beaten with enough buttermilk to make 1 cup

{add to mixture}

1/2 cup chocolate chips
3/4 cup fresh strawberries, cut into 1/2" bites

{fold into mixture}

Turn out onto floured surface.
Pat into a square shape, about 3/4" thick.
Cut into triangles, place on baking sheet.
Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes.

(I find it's best to test 3 or 4 of them, to be sure they are safe for consumption by loved show how much you really care.)


betty r said...

Oooh these scones look so delicious. I agree, you have to try a couple of them just to make sure that they are good enough to serve..(grin)

redeemed diva said...

You cruel woman! To show a picture of melting chocolate to a pregnant woman...oh, the insanity of it...just a note: licking the screen does not bring any sense of satisfaction