Strawberry And Chocolate Chip Scones
I woke up this morning with an itch to bake. A sweet smell of chocolate was lingering in my house from last night’s chocolate fondue party. There was no special occasion, no plans I don’t even have a fondue pot, but still my daughter had her friends over, for an evening of chocolate fondue.
Every weekend my daughter and some of her friends, go for a run. Last evening they decided to hang out at a fondue place after the run. Sadly, they did not get the reservation, the place was fully booked for the evening. Since this place is one block away from our house my daughter asked if everyone can come over to their house. Before I could think or say anything, she pleaded on the phone, “Mom Please… please.. please, I promise there won’t be any mess”. “We will do everything …we’ll buy the fruits …. and don’t worry about the cleanup…..Thank you..thank you. You are too good, mom”.
I was not going to refuse at first place, her friends come over all the time, they are quite responsible, I love to have them around in my house. This was so sudden that she did not give me time to wind up the giant mess I have these days from a decorating project, I am working on for their school.
With in hour the girls bought the fruit, diced and melted chocolate in a regular pot. I was too busy to take any picture or see what they were doing but here is a picture ( from one of my daughter’s friend) I dreamed of and woke up with a desire to bake.
I do not wanted to bake anything complicated.
Who has time in the morning?
Hence, I could only think of scones at that moment. Scones are easy and quick to make, and they’re extremely delicious when eaten warm with tea, milk or coffee. Which is why we love to have them for breakfast. I always bake in the morning, but on those days I keep the dry ingredients ready at night and leave in the fridge. This helps to save time and keep the rubbed butter nice and cold for flakier scones. Then, the following morning, I just have to add the wet ingredients, pat, cut and pop in the oven.
This is a great recipe of scone with a delicious combination of strawberries and chocolate chips. What sets it apart is that I have also added rolled oats to get that extra wonderful texture and a nuttier flavor. Taste scrumptious! They are the best the same day they are baked with clotted cream (if you can find some), and frothy beaten coffee (if you can make some in the morning), then you’ll be in heaven. If there are any leftover store them in container wrapped in foil. They will still be great the following day when reheated in oven.
- 94 g (1 cup) old fashioned rolled oats, plus more for topping
- 195 g (1 1/2 cup) brown rice flour mix
- 50 g (1/4 cup) white granulated sugar
- 250 ml cream, (more if required)
- 1 egg
- 6 tbsp butter
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 3/4 cup strawberries, diced
- 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
- 1 egg beaten with 1 tsp water or 2 tbsp cream for brushing
- extra rolled oats for topping
- Preheat oven to 400° f. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Sift the flour, salt and baking powder in a medium bowl. Add sugar and oats.
- Cut in butter with pastry cutter or fork.
- Beat cream, vanilla essence and egg in a small bowl. Stir into flour mixture until it starts coming together.
- Add the strawberries and chocolate chips, stir just until combined.
- Turn out the dough onto a lightly floured surface or the prepared baking sheet. Shape dough into a 8" round about 3/4 " thick flat circle.
- Cut into wedges, then pull them apart so that there is an inch between each wedge.
- Brush with cream or beaten egg ( I used cream). Sprinkle with oats.
- Bake until scones are golden and firm,15-18 minutes.
- Serve with tea, milk or coffee (whatever is on hand).
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