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    Chocolate Chip Scones

    Source of Recipe

    Grey Gables Bed 'N Breakfast Inn Rugby, Tennessee

    List of Ingredients

    -2 cups self-rising flour
    -3 Tbsps sugar
    -1/2 cup shortening
    -1/2 cup milk
    -1 large egg
    -1 tsp vanilla extract
    -1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips


    -Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
    -Grease a baking sheet.
    -In a large bowl combine the flour and sugar.
    -Using a pastry blender cut in the shortening until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
    -In a small bowl combine the milk, egg, and vanilla.
    -Add to the crumb mixture along with the chocolate chips, blending with a fork until the mixture clings together and forms a soft dough.

    -Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead gently 5 or 6 times.
    -With a lightly floured rolling pin, roll the dough into a 7-inch round.
    -Cut it into 4 to 8 wedges.
    -Place the scones 1 inch apart on the prepared baking sheet.
    -Pierce the tops with the tines of a fork.
    -Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.
    -Serve hot.

    -Note: If self-rising flour is unavailable substitute 2 cups flour, 2 tsps baking powder and 1/2 tsp salt.

    *Makes 4 to 8 scones.




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