vanilla bean & chocolate chunk scones.

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My first time making scones was a success!  It’s actually a lot easier than I thought it would be.  I had an idea in my mind of how scones were supposed to be.  I thought they were dry and crumbly.  But they’re really supposed to be crumbly and moist at the same time!  I always thought it would be super hard to make more of a pastry dough than a cookie dough, but I had my Vitamix to help me out!  You need to use SUPER cold butter for this recipe.  It has to come right out of the fridge.  This is what makes the scone super flaky and delicious!  This scone has a slight crunch on the outside with a moist and crumbly inside.  With a light coating of sugar on the outside and chocolate chunks on the inside, it makes this scone perfect for any time of the day!

RECIPE:

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, very cold and cubed
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chunks

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • in a large bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder and salt
  • in a blender or food processor, add cubed butter, then the flour mixture
  • pulse 3-5 times until blended and butter is the size of tiny peas
  • transfer back to large bowl
  • in a separate bowl, mix egg, vanilla bean paste and almond milk
  • add wet ingredients to dry ingredients
  • before mixing, add chocolate chunks
  • mix with a big spoon until dough ball forms
  • transfer to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper
  • form a big round disk, about 1&1/2 inch thick, and sprinkle with more brown sugar
  • cut into 8 slices (like a pizza)
  • bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes until top of scones are golden
  • re-slice your scones (because they will bake together slightly) and let cool
  • serve and enjoy! yum!

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