February 13, 2012

Valentine's Treat: Chocolate Chip Yogurt Scones

It must be some latent British genes that have caused Chris to be so enamored of scones.  I probably make this version a few times a month, and it's rare that they last beyond a few days.  They're great for breakfast (often I use frozen blueberries in place of chocolate) and are especially tasty with coffee or tea.
I'm forgoing the chocolates boxed in hearts and rich, fudgey cakes in liue of these not-so-sweet sweets for my sweetheart.  Easy to make, and too easy to eat!

Chocolate Chip Yogurt Scones (makes 8 scones)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar (plus a tsp extra for sprinkling)
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbsp canola oil
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 tsp vanilla (omit if using vanilla flavored yogurt)
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips (semi-sweet are fine)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  In a large bowl, beat the egg, oil, sugar, vanilla until smooth.  Add the yogurt and stir until thoroughly combined.

In another bowl, mix the flour, baking powder and salt.  Add to the wet mixture and fold together until flour is incorporated.  Add the chocolate chips and stir to combine.  If the mixture seems really dry, add a tsp of milk or two.

Flour your work surface, then turn the dough out onto it.  Knead a few times (flour your hands to help), then pat into roughly an 8" circle.  Sprinkle with remaining sugar and cut into 8 wedges (cut in half, then half, then half, then half) and transfer onto baking sheets.   For my Valentine ones, I made a little indentation with my floured finger at the top to create a heart-like shape.
Bake for 20 minutes or until brown on top.  Cool on a wire rack, and devour!

4 comments:

  1. Those look amazing!!!

    We love scones too, and in our house, it's a tradition to have scones every time it snows! :) I always make ours with cream, but your version sounds quite a bit healthier!

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  2. I've never made scones...maybe I'll try these!

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  3. Yum! The hearts are so cute, too. I grew up in the mountain west, where scones are a fried bread. They're yummy, too, but I like these biscuit-like midwestern (and everywhere else?) treats, too. I like them with orange zest best, I think.

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