Chocolate Chip Scones

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Sorry I’ve been MIA for so long. The college life is busy. All I do is eat, sleep, study, study some more, occasionally watch my tv shows on my laptop, and take midterms. This quarter I’ve been going to the library more often since I learned that it is impossible to study in the dorm especially when you are in a triple. Also it’s hard to run a food blog when I don’t have a kitchen (the nearest one that I can use is my friend Brittany’s and that’s a mile away by foot). Although technically I’ve been using a toaster oven to bake desserts but since those are all from cake mix and don’t always turn out so pretty they’re not on here.

However,when I flew home for Valentine’s Day/Chinese New Year the first thing I do besides hang out with the BFFs Olga, Connie, and Roya is to make these scones! There’s a cafe on campus that sells the most delicious chocolate chips that are humongous and only for $1.70! I found out through one of my roommates and it’s a good thing that we have to use cash to buy them or else I’d probably eat a scone every day! Recipe is from Brown Eyed Baker.
Ingredients
3¼ cups all-purpose flour
½ cup sugar
1 Tablespoon + 1 teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
2 cups (12-oz) package dark chocolate chips
2 cups chilled heavy cream
2 Tablespoons butter, melted
Additional sugar

Directions
1. Heat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease two baking sheets.
2. Stir together flour, 1/2 cup sugar, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Stir in chocolate chips.
3. Stir whipping cream into flour mixture, stirring just until ingredients are moistened.
4. Turn mixture out onto lightly floured surface. Knead gently until soft dough forms (about 2 minutes). Divide dough into three equal balls. One ball at a time, flatten into 7-inch circle; cut into 8 triangles. Transfer triangles to prepared baking sheets, spacing 2 inches apart. Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with additional sugar.
5. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve warm, sprinkled with powdered sugar, if desired.

Grade: A
These were good but not quite as good as Cafe Roma’s!

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