Chocolate Chip Scones with Buttermilk | Kitchen Confidante

Simple Sundays | Chocolate Chip Scones

It was one of those weeks. You know, the kind where you are juggling many balls in the air, tethered to your calendar and your phone, and all you can think is I just need to get past Friday. Well, Friday did arrive and I…

Chocolate Chip Scones with Buttermilk | Kitchen Confidante
Simple Sundays | Chocolate Chip Scones

Chocolate Chip Scones with Buttermilk | Kitchen Confidante

It was one of those weeks. You know, the kind where you are juggling many balls in the air, tethered to your calendar and your phone, and all you can think is I just need to get past Friday.

Well, Friday did arrive and I gave myself permission to ignore my emails. The weekend was still very busy, but it was occupied with the things I wanted to do. Like clean the kitchen. Watch my children play at the school carnival. Eat cotton candy. Wine taste with my husband and dear friends. And bake these Chocolate Chip Scones.

This was my Saturday morning, my indulgence. My hands worked the sticky dough into a promising disk, and it was the type of busy work I wish I could indulge in every morning. I hope you find time for you this weekend. Pamper yourself. Hopefully, it will involve these scones.

Chocolate Chip Scones

Makes 12 scones. | Prep: 10 minutes | Cook: 15 minutes

I love that these scones strike the right balance between just the right amount of chocolate goodness without being too sweet as a breakfast treat. It's not the type of goodie that will keep long, but that shouldn't matter. If your family is anything like mine, it will be long gone before then.

Ingredients

2 cups all purpose flour, plus extra for kneading
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup sugar, plus 3 tablespoons
3/4 cup chocolate chips (milk or semisweet)
1 1/4 cups buttermilk
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees, placing a rack in the center of the oven. Line a heavy baking sheet with a silicone mat or parchment paper.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt and 1/4 cup sugar. Stir in the chocolate chips. Add the buttermilk and stir with fork until the dough starts to come together and pulls away from the walls of the bowl. It will be very sticky.

Lightly flour a work surface and turn the dough out. Sprinkle with a little more flour and knead the dough, giving it 10 turns (fold the dough towards you, push it out with the heel of your hand and give it a quarter of a turn each time). Pat it into a disk about 9 inches wide. Brush with the melted butter and sprinkle with the remaining sugar. Cut into 12 wedges and place on the baking tray, about 1 inch apart.

Bake for 15 minutes, until the scones are golden brown and still tender. Serve immediately.

Lightly adapted from Chocolate, Williams-Sonoma Kitchen Library (Williams & Brody, 1993). The original recipe called for heavy cream. This version, made with buttermilk, lightens it up considerably, without loosing flavor or texture.

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  1. Tracy

    I have a new baby and she is up all during breakfast time so it makes it hard to make breakfast. I made these as a treat for the morning! found this on pinterest.

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    • Liren

      I remember those days very well, Tracy! I’m so glad you were able to make and enjoy the scones!!

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  2. Linda | The Urban Mrs

    I can’t believe how simple this recipe is. I love choco scones and haven’t found the perfect recipe (not flaky). But yours seem to be so perfect. Bookmarked!

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  3. Jen Laceda | Tartine and Apron Strings

    HI, Liren! To me, everyday is, “if only I can just get pass Friday…” hehe! Scones are one of my fave things to have for breakfast! The addition of buttermilk adds a tangy background note to baked goods – just the way I like it! I’m sure this was a hit with your familia!

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  4. Becca from It's Yummilicious

    OMGosh Liren… those scones are totally calling my name in a HUGE way right now!

    I’m glad you gave yourself permission to take some time off and spend it with your hubby. We all need those decompression moments from time to time :)

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