Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Chocolate Buttermilk Scones {the not-so-skinny ones}


One of my Pinterest boards, is titled "Recipes to Try".  Perhaps many of you also have a board that is similar to this one.  Well, I decided it was about time to start trying those recipes out!  {This is the danger of Pinterest.  We find great ideas and then just spend lots of time looking, but no time creating}.

This is the original pin and if you follow the link it will take you to the recipe.

Looks great and I'm sure they're wonderful!  However, I'm more of a not-so-skinny kind of cook, so I changed it up a bit and made my own 'fat' version of this one.  The hubby liked them.  My friend who received the ones wrapped in the package above {I really need to invest in some baker's twine and brown paper} liked them.  It's a keeper.  Perfect for any out-of-town guests you might have with you celebrating Independence Day this week!

Chocolate Buttermilk Scones

2 cups all purpose flour
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
5 Tablespoons cold butter, cut into pieces
1/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup buttermilk
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 egg
3/4 cup chocolate chips
egg white

In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt.  Cut in butter using a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.  In another small bowl, combine sugar, buttermilk, vanilla and egg; whisk to combine.  Pour this mixture into the large bowl and stir until just combined.  Fold in chocolate chips.  Place dough onto a well-floured surface, and knead a few times.  {I had to keep adding in more flour so that the dough wouldn't stick to me}.  Form dough into a 9-inch circle, on a greased or parchment lined baking sheet.  Cut with a knife dipped in flour, all the way through the circle, into 12 wedges.  Brush egg white all over and sprinkle with extra sugar.  Bake at 375F for 18-20 minutes, until golden brown.

source:  slightly adapted from Skinny Taste


  1. yes! i was just thinking about scones and a tea party with the girls and my mom in a couple weeks... this shall be perfect!

  2. I love scones but have never attempted to make them; I need to change that. These sounds great, probably because there's chocolate in them :) And I love that you called it a fat version! And I'm the same with pinterest; I've probably made about 5% of my pins.

  3. Ok I'm seriously starving for these right now!

  4. These were great, Lauren! Is there a reason the kneading step is in there? I didn't knead mine, and they seemed to turn out fine. What do you think?

    1. Not sure. I was mostly following the original recipe. Mine were VERY moist, so while I kneaded, I kept adding more flour to keep from sticking to my fingers; this made it better for me, but I'm glad to know this step isn't necessary! Thanks, and glad you liked them!

  5. These look really good! I haven't made scones in a while so maybe I will try this recipe next! And I'm over the skinny recipes... I like the fat version better! :)


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