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So, what are scones?
Scone is a baked pastry that differs from most mainly due to the use of different ingredients. The main ingredients usually include a leavening agent, wheat, oatmeal, and of course, the baking powder. While those are the main ingredients, you can add different foods and items including butter, which is a must in the US, and different fruits like blueberries, different jams, raisins, and numerous others.
Simply said, the type of scone actually depends on the region or the country. The mentioned raisins are mostly popular in the UK, but that is not the only thing they like to add to their scones. Other ingredients also include different cheeses, sour milk, and in some cases even potato flour.
The US on the other hand likes their scones sweet. While they are similar to their British cousins, the main ingredients used in the US include blueberries, cinnamon, and my favorite chocolate chips. The chocolate chip version is simply delicious and it goes great with a cup of coffee, or tea if you prefer it.
European countries, just like the British like their scones savory. While they use different spices and seasonings in the dough itself, they also like to add toppings from which the most popular is cheese. I tried the European version, and I can’t deny the deliciousness, but as I mentioned above, I like my scones sweetened. They simply go down easier as a breakfast or the afternoon snack.
What is the difference between biscuits and scones?
While they are undoubtedly similar, these two treats are still somewhat different. The difference comes from the ingredients used in the dough. Scones on one side are more solid and sturdy with a dose of crumbliness while biscuits are more fluffy and flaky. The reason behind this is the use of buttermilk in biscuit dough. This also gives them a more sour taste. The ingredients used in scones, which give them their texture are mainly cream and eggs.
Chocolate chip scone recipe
Scones in general are very easy to make, and these chocolate chip scones are not different. Take your main ingredients – flour, salt, baking powder, and cinnamon and dry-mix them together.
Now, let’s move to the wet ingredients. You’ll need 1 egg, brown sugar, and some cream. Mix all of the ingredients together. Now that you have two sides mixed, join them together and gently mix. During the mixing process slowly add the chocolate chips. Cut the mixture into separate pieces, and place them into the scones pan. You can brush them with cream or eggs to get a better finish.
To get the best possible results, it is smart to cool the dough in the refrigerator for approximately 30 minutes prior to baking. You can also leave them in the fridge overnight for maximum results, and you’ll have a great snack in the morning with your coffee.
Now that we got all of that out of the way, we are going to move on to scone pans. You can’t really make delicious scones without the right tools. So, we have done our research and found the best scone pans you can buy online. The options are not really abundant, but we do have some great choices for you which won’t break the bank.
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