A good friend of mine at work is one of the funnest people to make food for. Weird, I know, but I love how excited she gets when I tell her what I plan to make.
So every once in a while, my co-worker and her roommate have girls brunches.
SO FUN! The one this past weekend was to celebrate “not being mothers” as well as “Derby Day.” My contribution?
CAKE BATTER SCONES with a chocolate drizzle.
– 1 cup all purpose flour
-1/2 cup sugar
-4 teaspoons baking powder
– 1/2 teaspoon salt
-1/2 cup boxed yellow cake mix
– 2 eggs
-1/4 cup heavy cream
-1/2 cup fat free, plain vanilla yogurt
-1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Step one: Sift together flours, sugar, baking powder, salt and cake mix
Step two: Whisk together eggs, heavy cream, yogurt and vanilla
Step three: Slowly fold dry ingredients into wet ones, first using a wooden spoon then diving in with your hands and needing batter
Step four: The fun part! Dump in the nonpareils. I used my hands to fold them into the dough
Step five: Kneed dough for about 3 minutes until it forms a ball
Step 6: Flour a rolling pin. Roll the dough out (on a floured surface) into a 12″ by 15″ rectangle, about a 1/4″ high. Then cut this rectangle in half lengthwise so you have two rectangles 5″ by 12″.
Step seven: Working with one rectangle at a time, start in the lower right corner and cut up/diagonally towards the left, about 2.5″ high on the left side. Yes, I realize how confusing that sounds. Just look at the pictures! :) repeat until until entire rectangle has been cut into triangles.
Step eight: Lay the scones out on a two nonstick baking sheets, evenly spaced. In a small bowl whisk 1/4 cup milk and one large egg (you can also use melted butter instead of this). Brush the milk and egg mixture over each scone as a glaze.
Finale: After you glaze all the scones, you can sprinkle some chocolate chips on top then, pop the pans into a 350 degree preheated oven for approximately 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
Cool and serve or…
Finale Part 2: Melt 6oz (half a bag) of semi-sweet chocolate, either in the microwave or using a double boiler. Remember to head chocolate slowly, mixing constantly as to not burn and ruin the chocolate. Once the chocolate is smooth and creamy dip a cereal spoon in, scooping just a little bit of chocolate out. Drizzle over scones.
Let dry and SCARF THESE DOWN!