Chocolate Chip Scones

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


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


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.

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