Well I am starting to bake again, my freezer is soooo bare. I made these chocolate scones and my girls went crazy over them. They are easy enough to freeze. Set the scones uncooked on a baking sheet and set in the freezer. After they freeze, transfer the frozen scones to freezer bags. Just pull out a few at a time a bake them off frozen. Do NOT defrost. They might take a few more minutes but not much. You can make these with all with white flour or pastry. I just like to mix it up and use lots of different flours. Also normally with scorns I just use a lot of butter. Here I experimented with butter and a little oil. It made them a bit softer and moister. I am still playing, I encourge you to do the same thing.
So is everybody ready for Easter? Do I dare confess, I think we will not be doing much. My hubby works, I have no other family except my mom and the girls told me they would rather have a little good dark chocolate, then an Easter basket. Where do they get this from ;-) I think Easter may be a good movie and tea, sighhh. We did not even decorate this year. We are soooo lame in my house right now. Enjoy the rocks and if you make them please let me know what you think, remember be honest xoxoxox
Chocolate Rocks (scones)
make 12 scones
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1 and 3/4 cup assorted whole grain flours, I used brown rice, quinoa and spelt
1/4 cup coco powder
2 cups rolled oats, I used thick. Do not use instant
1/2 evaporated cain or any sweetener
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup oil
1 TBL. vanilla
1 cup or more of buttermilk
1 cup chopped dark chocolate
Pre heat over 375
In a food processor or bowl add all dry ingredients and sugar, chop butter in till it is the size of small peas. Add one cup of buttermilk. Whole grain flour can absorb more liquid, so look at the dough, you should be a able to grab balls of dough. If too dry and crumbly, add some more buttermilk. Add chocolate, scoop big balls of dough and set on a greased pan. It is sort of like drop biscuits. They can be close, but not touching. They do not spread a lot.
Bake 15-20 minutes till when inserted with a skewer, they come clean.