English Royalty Chocolate Chip Scones
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1/3 cup white sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
5 tbsp. unsalted butter, chilled and cubed
1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
3 tbsp. orange juice
1. Preheat oven 400 degrees. Spray baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. With a pastry blender or a large fork, cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the chocolate chips. Mix in the orange juice to form a dough.
3. Turn out the dough on a floured surface. Pat or roll into a 9 inch circle about 1/2 inch thick. With a 2 1/2 inch fluted biscuit cutter, cut out 12 scones, pushing the dough scraps together for the last few, if necessary. Transfer scones to baking sheet.
4. Bake in a preheated oven until golden brown, about 12 minutes. Move to wire racks to cool.
132 calories, 5 grams fat per scone~
Note and changes
More orange juice and butter may be necessary to form dough. Add in small increments.