Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Downton Abbey: Mrs Crawley's Chocolate Chip Scones

Here's a simple recipe to make for your Downton Abbey viewing: Mrs Crawley's Chocolate Chip Scones. These are easy to make and delicious. They're perfect for Isobel Crawley, a distant relative of the family, who is always slightly uncomfortable with the more luxurious lifestyle of her relatives, to serve, even to the Dowager Duchess.


1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup granulated 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 (without pulp)

Preheat oven to 400. Spray baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
In large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. With pastry blender or  large fork, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in chocolate chips. Mix in orange juice to form dough.
Turn out dough on floured surface. Pat or roll into 9 inch circle about 1/2 inch thick.
With 2 -1/2 inch fluted biscuit cutter, cut out 12 scones, pushing dough scraps together for last few, if necessary.
Transfer scones to baking sheet.
Bake in preheated oven until golden brown, about 12 minutes.
Move to wire racks to cool.
Serve with clotted cream and jam!

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