Chocolate Chip Scones


Ingredients

Makes about 12 medium sized scones

Ready in 25 Minutes

Butter                          125g                            

Cake flour                     3 cups

Baking Powder              4 tsp                            

Salt                               just a pinch

Sugar                            1 tbsp.                         

Eggs                             3

Milk                              ½ cup                          

Chocolate Chips            1 cup


Method

Sift all the dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl. 

Crumb the butter with the sifted dry ingredients.

Combine the milk and 2 eggs and mix well.  Add to the dry ingredients with the chocolate chips. 

Mix well but do not knead the dough, be very careful not to over mix.

Dust your work service with flour and lightly roll out the dough to about 2.5cm thick. 

Use a 5cm  round cookie cutter and cut out your scones.  Gently re-work the remainder of the dough and continue to cut out scones until all the dough is finished.

Mix 1 egg with 1 tbsp. cold water. 

Using a pastry brush, brush the tops of the scones with the egg wash.

Back in a pre-heated oven @ 230 °C for 10 Minutes.

Cool on a wire rack and enjoy soon. 

Image: Chocolate Chip Scones