All happiness depends on a cup of leisurely coffee. Add to it a plate of freshly baked scones drizzled with sugar glaze and there is not much to complain in life.This is the first time I baked scones and I am so glad at the result. Crisp on the outside and cake-y on the inside, these are an absolute treat and so simple to make. The best part is the juicy strawberries and molten chocolate chips.
The chocolate chips happened on a complete whim and it is important to let your whims take over sometimes.
Recipe (adapted from Natasha’s Kitchen)
1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 cup of wholewheat flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter (cubed and chilled)
3 tbsp sugar
2 large eggs
1/2 cup cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
8-10 strawberries (hulled and sliced)
Handful of chocolate chips
For the glaze:
8 tbsps of icing sugar
1 tbsp of water
Preheat oven at 200 degrees C. In a large mixing bowl, mix the flours, sugar, salt and baking powder. Add the butter cubes and gently mix it into the flour with your fingertips until the mixture resembles bread crumbs.
Add the sliced strawberries and chocolate chips and mix gently.
In a bowl beat the eggs, add cream, vanilla extract and whisk it together. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and add the wet ingredients. Be careful as to not over knead the dough. Place the dough on a parchment lines baking tray and cut wedges.
Brush the wedges with egg wash and sprinkle sugar before baking in the oven for 18-20 minutes until cooked through and crispy outer.
To make the glaze, add water to icing sugar and mix until desired thickness is achieved.
Cool the scones for 10- 15 minutes before serving with generous drizzling of the icing sugar glaze.