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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Scones

Scones, for some reason I have an irrational fear of making scones.  I really am not sure why because its not like I even have much to judge scones by.  The only scone I remember eating is a really dy one in an airport years and years ago.  I think it is because when I look at the recipe and see the phrase “cut butter into” I panic.  I am not good with a pastry blender.  I make a mess….and panic…..and….. but I decided to put on my big girl panties and give scones a try.  I searched and searched and finally found a recipe that was sort of kind of what I was looking for… but not exactly….so I changed the ingredients to suit my tastes and they were REALLY YUMMY!!!!!!

I added oatmeal and chocolate chips and they were surprisingly good.  A bit of texture and chocolate.  My daughter asked what we were having for breakfast and when I said scones she made a face, you know the teenage “What were you thinking face” (I think she wanted donuts), and then she tried one, and finished it and asked for another. Success:))  I baked half the recipe for breakfast and put the rest in the fridge for dessert.  After dinner we had the second half with strawberries and ice cream, a nice alternative to shortcake.  I’m still intimidated by  “cut butter..” but scones, at least these scones are going to be added to my “go to” recipes.  They are perfect for a sweet morning.
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Scones
adapted from Baking From My Home to Yours

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1 egg
½ cup yogurt
¼ cup milk
1 ⅔ cups flour
1 ⅓ cups oatmeal
⅓ cup sugar
1 Tbsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
1 cup mini chocolate chips
10 Tbsp cold butter, cut into piecesPreheat oven to 400. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Stir together egg, yogurt, and buttermilk.

Combine flour, oatmeal, sugar, baking powder, and baking soda.
Using a pastry blender cut the butter into the dry ingredients until mixture is pebbly.

Pour the wet ingredients into the dry along with the mini chocolate chips. Stir until combined.
Knead about 10 times.
Divide in half. Pat each half into a circle and cut each circle into 6 pieces.
Place the pieces on the baking pan.

Bake 20 minutes.

NOTE: Scones may be frozen before baking, wrap individually. When baking frozen scones increase baking time for about 2 minutes.

Chocolate Chip Pie

Happy Pi Day!!!!  To celebrate this day I made my favorite pie, chocolate chip pie.  I know, I know you were expecting something more typical, maybe apple or peach, but I really do not like those.  If I am going to have pie I want it to have chocolate in it.

So chocolate chip pie is a favorite in our house.  I am not good at pie crust so I use purchased crust and since there are usually 2 in the package I double the recipe and make 2.  The pies freeze beautifully and we like them almost better after they have been frozen.  The pies are moist and just the right combination of chocolate chips and moist, sweet goodness.  Happy Pie Day!!!!

 

Chocolate Chip Pie
adapted from Nestle Kitchen

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12 Tbsp butter, melted & cooled
2 eggs
½ cup sugar
½ cup brown sugar
½ cup flour
1 cup chocolate chips
9 inch unbaked pie crust

Preheat oven to 325. Place pie shell in a 9 inch pie plate.

Beat eggs until foamy. Add flour, sugar and brown sugar; beat until well blended.
Blend in melted butter.
Stir in chocolate chips.
Pour into pie shell.

Bake at 325 for 1 hour.

Makes 1 9-inch pie

NOTE: Recipe may be doubled. Bake 2 pies, freeze 1 for later.

Yogurt Cake with Chocolate Chips

 

I was feeling something different.  I was tired of cookies and muffins so I needed something else to snack on.  I wanted something not real sweet and it had to be easy to make, no rolling or frosting.  I flipped through a bunch of cookbooks and was intrigued by the French Yogurt Cake in Dorie Greenspan’s Baking From My Home to Yours.  It sounded light but it had a marmalade frosting that just wasn’t what I wanted and I didn’t have any lemons for the lemon zest or almonds and there was no chocolate in the recipe but the basic idea of the cake was good. 
So I adapted the cake to suit my tastes, no lemon or almonds, increased the vanilla extract and added chocolate chips.  Oh and left off the glaze.  The result was just what I was hoping for, light, easy to make, and just the right amount of chocolate chips.  A yummy dessert 🙂

 

Yogurt Cake with Chocolate Chips
adapted from Baking From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan

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1 ½ cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 cup sugar
1 cup chocolate chips
½ cup plain yogurt
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
½ cup canola oil

Preheat oven to 350.
Grease a loaf pan.

Mix together flour, baking powder, sugar, and chocolate chips.
Mix yogurt, eggs, vanilla extract, and canola oil.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Mix until combined.
Pour into loaf pan.

Bake for 50-55 minutes.
Cool for 10 minutes in pan on a wire rack.
Remove cake from pan and allow to cool completely on wire rack.

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