Hi everyone! This is Jenna from EatLiveRun and I’m honored to be guest posting for Miss Wenderly today. A while back, she did an amazing guest post on my blog that left me drooling for more and I can only hope that this batch of warm chocolate chip apricot scones does her post justice!
I love scones for many, many reasons. The obvious is that they’re ridiculously delicious, but they also are perfect for those stressful life moments when you need a comforting baked good fast and don’t have time to spend baking bread or cupcakes.
You know the feeling.
The combination of chocolate and apricot is a traditional one, but if you prefer, you could substitute the apricot chunks for dried cranberries and the dark chocolate drizzle for white chocolate. Voila! A whole new scone.
I hope you enjoy these scones—from my kitchen to yours!
Chocolate Chip Apricot Scones
makes 12 scones
2 cups all purpose flour
1 T baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup sugar
6 T cold unsalted butter, cut into chunks
1/2 cup + 2 T cream
1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips + 1/2 cup chocolate for drizzle
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Cut in the butter with your fingers and work mixture together until it resembles coarse sand. Add the chopped apricots and chocolate chips.
Add the cream and mix with your hands until a dough forms. Make an eight inch circle with the dough and slice into 12 small wedges. Place wedges on a lined baking sheet and bake for 16-18 minutes, until golden brown.
Melt additional half cup of chocolate chips in the microwave, stirring every thirty seconds until melted. Put melted chocolate in a small plastic bag, snip off the tip and drizzle scones with chocolate.