2 cup (280 g) All-purpose flour, sifted1 tablespoon Baking powder¼ cup (50g) Granulated sugar½ teaspoon Salt⅓ cup (75g) Cold butter, cut into small cubes¾ cup Chocolate chips or mini chocolate chips1 large Egg¾ cup Heavy cream plus 1 tablespoon, for brushing the tops½ teaspoon Vanilla extract
1. Preheat the oven to 200°C. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Set aside.2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. Toss the butter into the flour mixture and mix it with a pastry cutter or your fingers until the mixture resembles a coarse meal and there are small uneven pieces of butter throughout. Mix in chocolate chips. In a small bowl mix the egg, heavy cream and vanilla extract. Add most of the mixture to the flour mixture, leaving a bit for adding if needed. Stir the mixture with a spatula or fork until dough begins to form. If the dough is too crumbly, add more of the cream mixture as needed. Don’t overmix.3. Transfer dough to a floured surface and knead gently until the ball forms.4. For round scones: Pat dough into a 9×6-inch rectangle about ¾-inch thick. Using a 2.5-inch (6.5 cm) biscuit cutter, cut out 6 rounds. Press the leftover dough into another ¾-inch thick piece and repeat the process to get 2-3 more biscuits.5. For triangular scones: Pat dough into an 8 or 9-inch (23 cm) circle about ¾-inch thick. Cut the circle into 8 even wedges.6. Place scones on a prepared baking sheet. Brush the tops with heavy cream. Bake for 12-16 minutes, or until golden brown. Transfer the baking sheet to a wire rack and allow it to cool for 10 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.7. Scones are best eaten the same day they are made but can be frozen for up to 1-2 months. If you want to serve them warm, reheat in the oven before serving.