February 18, 2013
Yesterday was the anniversary of my brother's death. Last year I made these Fresh Cranberry Scones with Lime Glaze, since they're a comfort food for me. Growing up in the U.K nothing says comfort quite as much as a nice "cuppa" tea and a scone.
I thought this year would be a good time to make another scone recipe, so I threw in some chocolate chips and added a peanut butter glaze. What's more comforting than chocolate and peanut butter?
These scones are moist, fluffy and oh-so good. If you're having a bad day, or just want a pick-me up, throw a tray of these your oven and you'll be set. :)
Chocolate Chunk Scones with Peanut Butter Glaze
Yield: 10 Scones Printable Recipe
2 1/2 cups all-purpose four
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
6 tbsp unsalted butter, cold and cut into pieces
1 1/4 cups milk chocolate chips
1 large egg
1 large egg yolk
1 cup heavy cream
Peanut Butter Glaze:
2 tbsp butter, softened
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1/3 cup powdered sugar
1 tbsp milk
Preheat oven to 400 F and grease a large baking sheet. Coarsely chop the chocolate chips. In a large bowl combine the flour, 1/2 cup sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut in the butter with a fork or pastry cutter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir the chopped chocolate into the flour mixture. Combine the egg, yolk and cream, then add to the flour mixture, stirring just until combined.
On a well-floured surface with floured hands, gently pat dough into a 1-inch-thick round (about 8 inches in diameter). With a sharp knife cut the round into thirds one way, then make perpendicular slices the other direction to make diamond shaped scones. Depending on how you slice them, you should get about 10-11 scones. Use your hands to gently shape any leftover scraps into scones. Do NOT roll dough out. Place scones onto a greased baking sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until lightly golden. Depending on your oven you may need to adjust baking time. Remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack.
For Peanut Butter Glaze: In a small bowl combine the butter, peanut butter, powdered sugar and milk to reach your desired consistency. Drizzle glaze over warm scones and allow to cool. Enjoy!