Our Knaughty Farms® Chocolate Chip Scones are perfect with a cup of coffee or tea.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, cold
1/2 cup Knaughty Farms® Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 cups dark chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 400°F. 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. Slowly add in the Knaughty Farms® Extra Virgin Olive Oil and continue to mix. 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 ½ 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 20-22 minutes until tops are golden brown and toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.