I like hazelnut and chocolate together," Judy Burk says. Her scones - moist and light - have a tender cake texture.
About 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup mini- or coarsely chopped semisweet chocolate chips
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
About 1/2 cup (1/4 lb.) butter or margarine, at room temperature
About 1/2 cup sugar
1 large egg
3/4 cup buttermilk
3 tablespoons hazelnut-flavor liqueur, such as Frangelico
How to Make It
In a large bowl, stir together 2 3/4 cups flour, chocolate chips, baking powder, and baking soda.
In another bowl with a mixer on medium-high speed, beat 1/2 cup butter with 1/2 cup sugar until fluffy; beat in egg. Stir in buttermilk and liqueur.
Scrape butter mixture into dry ingredients; stir just until evenly moistened. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon sugar over bottom of a buttered 9-inch pie pan. Scrape dough into center of pan; sprinkle another 1 to 2 teaspoons sugar onto dough. Pat gently into an 8-inch-wide round. With a floured knife, cut through dough to pan to make 8 equal triangles.
Bake in a 350° oven until scones are golden brown and just begin to pull from pan sides, 50 to 55 minutes.
Slide a wide spatula under scones, then slip out onto a rack; let cool 10 minutes. Cut wedges apart and serve.
These came out very good, a little more moist than a typical scone. I added about 1/2 cup more chocolate chips to really get that Chocolate taste. The Frangelico added a nice accent to the chocolate. Delicious toasted with tea in the morning. These will be a staple in our house. I would definitely serve them to company or bring over to a friends house for brunch.
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