These easy chocolate chip scones are the British version of a biscuit and go great with a nice warm cup of coffee or espresso if you’re feeling up for it. I don’t usually drink coffee, but since it was snowy this past weekend, I was in the mood to have a cup. Something that goes great with coffee is a nice, light, flaky scone. I found this recipe from Joy of Baking and it was delicious! What’s even better, it is all ingredients you most likely already have in your kitchen (minus the buttermilk. But if you do not have buttermilk, a quick way to make it is to add 1 TBSP of vinegar or lemon juice to 1 cup of milk. Let stand at room temperature for 10 minutes and it’s ready!). Also, these were prepped, baked and dishes done in just 35 minutes! Paired with a cup of coffee from my goat coffee mug, made for a breakfast after our run!
Speaking of goats, I did the coolest thing yesterday… I went to a goat yoga class! What is goat yoga you ask? A normal yoga class, with cute baby goats walking around making noises, and crawling underneath of you while in downward dog. You just cannot help but be happy! Most people do not know, but a dream of mine would be to eventually own a few goats. Ryan thinks I am crazy 🙂
Anyway, I had never heard of goat yoga until we were watching the Amazing Race on TV and 2 of the contestants were goat yoga instructors. I got a bit excited (OK, REALLY excited), immediately looked up studios in the Baltimore region that had this and followed them all on social media to get updates on classes. About a week later, I saw there was a class that registration just started and I immediately signed up. To my surprise, this class actually filled up in A FEW HOURS! Apparently this is super popular. Side note, I wouldn’t bring your best yoga mat to class as out of the 25 people in the class… the goat picked my mat to pee on. Oh well, this is a great excuse to buy a new mat anyways 🙂
So go search some goat yoga classes, and then come home and eat some scones with coffee! Sounds like a great day to me. Enjoy!
Recipes Similar to Easy Chocolate Chip Scones:
Easy Chocolate Chip Scones
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter cold
- 1 cup dark chocolate chips
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup buttermilk
- Preheat oven to 400F. Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl.
- Grate the cold butter using a cheese grater. This is an easy way to get it into small pieces to incorporate in the dry ingredients. If you do not have a cheese grater, you can just cut into small cubes. Blend the grated butter in with the flour mixture using a pastry cutter or 2 knives. The mixture should be clumpy and look like course crumbs. Mix in the chocolate chips.
- In a small measuring cup, mix together the buttermilk and vanilla. Mix into the flour mixture until JUST incorporated. DO NOT over mix, this will make the scones too dense.
- Put a small amount of flour onto a clean surface and knead the dough briefly. Shape the dough into a circle that is about 1 1/2 inches thick. Cut the circle in half and then each half into 4-5 wedges (depending on how big you want your scones).
- Put the wedges on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Brush the tops with a little bit of milk and then lightly sprinkle with sugar.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes until tops are golden brown and toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack and eat!