Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Choc Chip Scones : ABC May 2012

It's time for Avid Baker's Challenge monthly bake! For this month, it is Big Batch Scones taken from The Weekend Baker, by Abigail Johnson Dodge, the book that ABC is currently baking from. For this recipe, Abby has given a couple of flavour variations for you to choose from. One of the flavour is chocolate chopped to small bits, I use choc chips instead, I never did like to cut up chocolates!


Scones are usually not so pretty looking, mine would definitely not win any prize in terms of appearance,  but don't "judge the book by its cover"! What they lack in appearance, they sure more than made up in taste! 


Abby has given a mixture for a big batch, where the mixture can easily be stored and measured out in batches as and when you need them. How very convenient! She has also given the measurement for one single recipe and I chose this instead. One of the ingredient used is buttermilk, which I do not have, I just substitute with a mixture of milk and yoghurt. 


The dough is quite sticky, but with a little dusting of flour on the worktop, your hands and on the dough, really helps. This is so easy to make that you'll be enjoying this within an hour! Would be great when my nieces and nephews come for a visit, they would definitely love this!


Overall rating : Delicious, tender, buttery scones! And even more yummy with the choc chips, lovely with a glass of cold milk!


Avid Baker's Challenge


To see the other members' scones with other variations, please visit ABC. If you would like to try at making this scone, there's a recipe over at Abby's website, which is similar to this, with a different flavour. Or get the book!  If you would like to join ABC, please contact Hanaa.


39 comments:

  1. They look lovely, Joyce. I love how they're studded with choc chips all over. This is definitely a recipe I'd make again and it was so easy!

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  2. Delicious

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  3. ohhh....es una delicia suave luce riquísimo,abrazos hugs,hugs.

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  4. Hi Joyce,

    I'm back from my holidays!

    I love to bake these chocolate chips scones too but I think I'm still "recovering" from my holidays and maybe will skip this bake :D

    Zoe

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  5. It is my first time hearing this chocolate chips scone. Must be nice having it with a cup of fresh milk. Kids definitely love this too. For me I'll still choose to go with chocolate chips instead of cutting those chocolate in pieces. With chocolate chunks, maybe it will melt in your mouth once you bite the scone.

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  6. These delicious scones look perfect to me & love the chocolate chips that you've added! I have never make scones before but love eating them though! Love to try Abby's recipe. BTW Finally, I've received my copy of my Coffee Cakes book by L.S. Pappas. Will be making the apricot, pistachio & lemon cake tomorrow! Hopefully it will turn out as well as yours! So excited! Have a lovely day, Joyce! :)

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  7. hi Joyce, no bakery will sell scones full of chocolate chips like yours!
    the great thing about homemade bakes, indeed
    looks delicious! and to me, the appearance is already wonderful!
    i'll be baking this tomorrow, but will choose orange and cranberries instead... wish me luck :)

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  8. Love it that the scones are so full of chocochips. Definitely s hit with the kiddies :D

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  9. They look delicious, as you have mentioned, scones may not look very attractive, but they make up for it in texture and taste..

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  10. Anything with chocolate are our family favourite, scones looks irresistible.

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  11. Scones look perfect and tasty.

    Vardhini
    CooksJoy

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  12. What a nice flaky looking scone. I actually prefer the hand cut chocolate as it looks a little more home made than the perfect little chips, but to be truthful, I have used the chips more often than I care to admit, because they are easier!
    Eva http://kitcheninspirations.wordpress.com

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  13. bring out the clotted cream & tea, pls!!

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    1. and served with my beautiful tea set...oops.. can I borrow yours?? :)

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  14. Joyce, these scones look awesome...love it with lots of choc chips...and the texture looks perfect...I so wish I could have one of yours choc chip scone now with my cup of coffee.
    Thanks for this great recipe and hope you are having a fabulous week :)

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  15. They look amazing! I would love a couple of those!

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  16. Oh, my. The texture of your scones is perfect!!! Beautiful.

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  17. These look so good! Want a bite right now!

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  18. First time I see scones in this shape. They look perfect for breakfast or tea.

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  19. These scones look perfect for afternoon tea!

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  20. eileen@hundred eighty degreesWednesday, May 02, 2012

    Yeah, my first time seeing triangle scones. Look extremely yummy!

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  21. They were great, weren't they? I love the look with chocolate chips!

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  22. Wow your scones look awesome!! Pretty generous with the choco chips which is my kind of scones! They rose beautifully too :-)

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  23. I love scones!!They look really delicious!!! bravissima!! ciao :)

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  24. your scone looks great! i've not eaten a chocolate scones before, all the time it's normally plain one and i've also never made this kind of shapes before. They look so tender!

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  25. These are perfect for tea!! You should try baking with chocolate chunks some time e.g. Lindt 70% Dark Chocolate, the chocolate taste is more intense!

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  26. Oh why do you do this to me! I love scones but I love my choc chip cookies more- this is the best of both worlds!

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  27. u did a great job with your scones! so much chips! yummy! my boys don't like scones though, they said too dense so I don't bake these often.

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  28. these choco chip scones are perfectly baked !!!!loved it !!!!!!!

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  29. They look very flaky and delicious and chocolate chips make everything more delicious :)

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  30. Your scones look delicious - and that is, of course, the good thing: as home bakers we don't have to skimp on the costlier ingredients. A store bought one would never have that much chocolate in it.

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  31. Those look delicious! I'm sure my husband would have preferred I made the chocolate flavor option.

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  32. Great minds think alike!! I said the same thing "Don't judge a book by its cover!" How wild. I added orange zest with my chocolate and it was great.

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  33. love their shape and sound so tasty.

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  34. They look perfect!Couldn't have only one of them:)Kisses!

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  35. o yes with chocolate chips... that's a great choice. Delicious!!!

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  36. Hi Joyce!

    Thanks for stopping by my site and leaving such a kind message. I’m so happy to be a part of ABC, and make some new blogging baker friends- hopefully you included. It's amazing to be baking along with someone on the other side of the world... I can't wait to read more about your kitchen adventures in Malaysia!

    I don't think you gave yourself enough credit for your scones- they look fantastic to me. And you can't go wrong with classic chocolate chip :)

    Hope you have a great weekend!
    Fondly,
    Joy
    http://hotovenwarmheart.wordpress.com/

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  37. Hello there!

    Could you please kindly let me know the recipe as the one that in Abby's website is quite different from yours (I think).

    Thanks in advance.

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