Category Archives: Scones

Fluffy Mint Chocolate Chip Irish Scones

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I’m honestly not very big on St. Patrick’s Day.

I’ll be 21 this year, though, so maybe I’ll enjoy the holiday a little more. 😉 Did you know St. Patrick wasn’t even Irish? He was British.

Anyway, I do enjoy all of the recipes.  I mean you can’t really fail with chocolate + mint.  Plus the decorations are cute, so there ya have it.

I wanted something not only chocolate and mint, but also Irish.  I did a Google search and found these “Real Irish Scones” on The Kitchn and it was settled.

I loved these.  I can’t even tell you how good they are.  They batter by itself was unbelievably fluffy, but when they came out of the oven I was shocked at how much they had risen.  Ahh… and they are completely studded with chocolate chips and the hint of mint just sets it all off.  I highly recommend these!

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Fluffy Mint Chocolate Chip Irish Scones
Adapted from: The Kitchn

2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
2 teaspoons granulated sugar
1 teaspoon fine salt
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2-3/4 cup milk
1 cup chocolate chips
1 tsp mint extract

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Place a baking sheet pan lined with parchment paper or a Silpat in the oven.
  2. Sift together the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt into a mixing bowl. Use your fingertips to work the butter into the dry ingredients until the mixture just holds together.
  3. Working the mixture as little as possible, add 1/2 cup milk and sour cream and mix until it forms into a soft, slightly sticky ball. Add more milk if needed to reach desired consistency.
  4. Place the dough on a very lightly floured work surface. Using a floured rolling pin, gently roll the dough to a 1-inch thick slab. Dip a 1-2-inch biscuit cutter in flour and cut out the individual scones, or slice the dough with a knife.
  5. Remove baking tray from the oven and arrange the scones on it. Bake 10-15 minutes until just barely brown.
  6. Serve with butter, preserves, and freshly whipped cream.  I served mine with chocolate butter.
  7. If you have leftovers, reheat at 350°F for 2-3 minutes or until warmed through, or freeze by wrapping completely cooled scones in plastic wrap, then placing in a zippered bag or freezer-safe storage container. To reheat, thaw at room temperature in the plastic wrap, then unwrap and re-heat as above at 350° F.

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What are you all doing for St. Patrick’s Day?? I’ll be running a 5k!

P.s. The coconut oil giveaway    is still happening. Don’t forget. 🙂

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NYC Trip/ Fig and Blueberry Scones

Wow wow wow!!!

I’m feeling a little overwhelmed about writing this post, so if it’s scattered, bear with me!

I just got back from New York and it was amazing.  We had great food, awesome entertainment, and wonderful hosts.  I am so bummed to be home; school, work, and exercise just don’t compare.  Back to reality it is…. but I don’t like reality, so I’m going to relive our trip in this post with pictures.

Also, a HUGEEEEE thanks to Alyssa for doing a guest post for me.  I hope you all made her yummy balls (ha ha ha).  They’re next on my to-do list.

You should all go enter in this amazing giveaway, by the way!

New York: Spring Break ’11

View from Central Park… It was a pretty chilly.  I hate cold weather, but I would take it right now!

Kellen and his bro, Stuart on the subway.  I llooovveed the subway.  Freak? Maybe..

We had a pastrami sandwich at Kat’z.  It was so, so good.  I wish I would’ve taken pictures of all the food we ate.

Beautiful St. Patrick’s  Cathedral.

So. Much. Walking…

In awe of the gorgeous church.

My silly boyfriend…

…posing.  What’s new?

Taking a little photo shoot break.

View from the Brooklyn Bridge.  We walked all the way across.  So many lights!

Still loving the subway.

Times Square!

Checkin’ out the sky from the Museum of Modern Art.

Haha!

Kellen could not get enough sushi.  I’m pretty sure we ate it 3 times… and then had it for dinner the day we got home. Ridiculous.

Yumm… Donut Plant donuts.

The Met!!  So awesome.

Watching “Newsical the Musical”.  It was hilarious!!!  If you go to New York, I definitely recommend going to see it.  I laughed all the way through.

Bye, New York… 😦

Well, there’s our trip in a nutshell.  I wish I would have documented more, but it’s probably a good thing I didn’t, considering that this post already has about 50 pictures.

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When I got home, I had a nice surprise waiting for me.   I’m going to leave you with these Blueberry and Fig Scones from the Green Market Baking Book that I wrote about last week and I’ll let you figure out what the surprise was.  😉

By the way, the book is now half off at Amazon if you click on this link.  I suggest you buy the book and make these scones because they are seriously tasty.  The outside has a nice crunch to it and the inside is soft and fluffy.  Also, I never realized how easy it is to make scones.  I was always too intimidated to make them before because they seemed like a daunting task.  Not even!!  I was unsure about the fig and blueberry combination, but it’s to die for.  For real.  If you buy the book, the recipe is on page 96.

Any guesses as to what my surprise was? 🙂

NYC Trip/ Fig and Blueberry Scones

Wow wow wow!!!

I’m feeling a little overwhelmed about writing this post, so if it’s scattered, bear with me!

I just got back from New York and it was amazing.  We had great food, awesome entertainment, and wonderful hosts.  I am so bummed to be home; school, work, and exercise just don’t compare.  Back to reality it is…. but I don’t like reality, so I’m going to relive our trip in this post with pictures.

Also, a HUGEEEEE thanks to Alyssa for doing a guest post for me.  I hope you all made her yummy balls (ha ha ha).  They’re next on my to-do list.

You should all go enter in this amazing giveaway, by the way!

New York: Spring Break ’11

View from Central Park… It was a pretty chilly.  I hate cold weather, but I would take it right now!

Kellen and his bro, Stuart on the subway.  I llooovveed the subway.  Freak? Maybe..

We had a pastrami sandwich at Kat’z.  It was so, so good.  I wish I would’ve taken pictures of all the food we ate.

Beautiful St. Patrick’s  Cathedral.

So. Much. Walking…

In awe of the gorgeous church.

My silly boyfriend…

…posing.  What’s new?

Taking a little photo shoot break.

View from the Brooklyn Bridge.  We walked all the way across.  So many lights!

Still loving the subway.

Times Square!

Checkin’ out the sky from the Museum of Modern Art.

Haha!

Kellen could not get enough sushi.  I’m pretty sure we ate it 3 times… and then had it for dinner the day we got home. Ridiculous.

Yumm… Donut Plant donuts.

The Met!!  So awesome.

Watching “Newsical the Musical”.  It was hilarious!!!  If you go to New York, I definitely recommend going to see it.  I laughed all the way through.

Bye, New York… 😦

Well, there’s our trip in a nutshell.  I wish I would have documented more, but it’s probably a good thing I didn’t, considering that this post already has about 50 pictures.

————

When I got home, I had a nice surprise waiting for me.   I’m going to leave you with these Blueberry and Fig Scones from the Green Market Baking Book that I wrote about last week and I’ll let you figure out what the surprise was.  😉

By the way, the book is now half off at Amazon if you click on this link.  I suggest you buy the book and make these scones because they are seriously tasty.  The outside has a nice crunch to it and the inside is soft and fluffy.  Also, I never realized how easy it is to make scones.  I was always too intimidated to make them before because they seemed like a daunting task.  Not even!!  I was unsure about the fig and blueberry combination, but it’s to die for.  For real.  If you buy the book, the recipe is on page 96.

Any guesses as to what my surprise was? 🙂