Having bought a new pan in Canada I just had to make some mini scones in it. Although the pan is for these scones they can also be made by putting them onto a parchment lined baking tray to bake as usual. The scones are shaped in triangles, which is more usual in North America than the traditional shape used in the UK. Also the scones are not quite the same texture as the British ones but they are still very good indeed.
Using mini chocolate chips, of whichever type, milk, dark, etc you wish makes these scones so very tasty.
For the recipe below I will put the instructions for baking on a baking tray, since most people will not have the pan that I bought.
Although in the video I said to bake for 13-15 minutes I actually baked them for 18 mins as they didn’t feel quite baked through at 15 minutes.
Mine turned out very well indeed, with a lovely texture and that great chocolate flavour. They were not too sweet, so just perfect as a snack in the afternoon, with tea or coffee.
- 260g(2 cups) plain flour
- 50g(1/4 cup) Caster sugar, or granulated
- 1 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 113g(1/2 cup)cold butter cubed
- 135g(3/4 cup) mini chocolate chips of your choice
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 180ml (3/4 cup) buttermilk
- Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/350F.
- Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
- Place the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda into a large bowl and stir to mix in.
- Add the butter and rub between your finger into the flour(or use a pastry blender) until the flour is a grainy texture.
- Add the chocolate chips and mix in.
- Add the vanilla extract to the buttermilk and stir together.
- Pour into the flour mixture and stir to combine. Mix only until all the flour is combined.
- Tip out onto a floured surface.
- Using floured hands pat the dough into a 9 inch square of even thickness.
- Cut the flattened dough into 4 quarters and the cut each quarter diagonally in both direction so each quarter is also four pieces in the shape of a triangle.
- Place the triangles on a baking tray, leaving some space between each one.
- If you wish you can brush the tops with a little milk.
- Bake for 15 to 18 minutes until they have risen and started to brown nicely.
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool on the tray for a couple of minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.