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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Heart-Shaped Chocolate Chip Scones {Valentine's Day Ideas}


Hello dear ones! I hope you are having a good week so far. :)

 I don't know how you are, but it isn't even New Year's and I am already thinking about and planning Valentine's Day! And not only the actual day, but for weeks leading up to it! 

Valentine's Day is BIG stuff here at my little nest, and preparation is in full swing! And one of the first things I think about is
what is for breakfast on Valentine's Day...


Last Valentine's, I had fun taking a beloved recipe for scones I've used since our oldest teenager was a baby, but making them into sweet little heart shapes instead of the typical wedges.





I didn't end up showing you this last year, but thought I would now! :)


 

I posted the recipe itself previously {July 2010} but it is such a good one, that it bears repeating. :) It is so easy to prepare {only six ingredients to it} and yet the finished result is absolutely soft and moist. 

Pure chocolate loveliness!

What more could a girl ask for in a scone?


 Heart-Shaped Chocolate Chip Scones

Ingredients: 

* 2 cups flour
* 1/4 cup granulated sugar
* 1 tablespoon baking powder
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1/2 to 3/4 cup chocolate chips
* 1 & 1/3 cups + 4-5 extra heavy whipping cream

  




Whisk the first four ingredients together, and then blend in the chocolate chips. We are all chocolate fanatics over here, so I always add an extra fourth of a cup, which makes for 3/4 cup versus the 1/2 cup the recipe originally called for. Now add the whipping cream,  blending it in gently with a fork until incorporated.
{Because I use the heavy whipping cream, I always add about five to six extra tablespoons to get the consistency just right. Otherwise there is simply not enough whipping cream to mix it, and the dough does not come together at all. I have found when I use anything other than the heavy cream, the scones are not nearly as soft and fluffy.}

Once you have formed your dough into a ball, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface. With floured hands, kneed the dough several times, folding it over itself each time.








Then pat it gently into a ten inch diameter circle, and use a medium-sized heart cookie cutter.








Place the hearts onto a non-greased or parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake in a preheated oven set to 425 degrees F. for 12 to 15 minutes.








Serve warm and enjoy!





Thank you for letting me share this little recipe with you, and I hope you all have a wonderful Thursday! :)

Much love,
Jenni



6 comments:

Shabby soul said...

Darling Jenni I would like to try this recipe, but please could you tell me exactly what whipping cream is?? I've never heard about here in Italy...
Have a nice day and thank you!
Silvia

michelle said...

these look so good and so cute with the heart shape. :) I have never made scones before but might have to give these a try!
xoxox

Sarah said...

Those look so yummy! I might have to try my hand at making those, thanks for sharing!

Jennie Louise said...

This looks so tasty and simple... Would love to have a go. It's great to recipe share. X

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

Jenni!
This is a lovely recipe!
I am going to make enough for my family and my work friends!

I have been enjoying the cold crisp days as well. The crescent moon and the stars have been so beautiful!

When I left work at 5pm yesterday, it was still daylight! Spring will be here before we know it!

Have a wonderful weekend!
~Lynne
[w/L]

Sandy said...

Hi Jenni! Oh I can see I've missed out on a lot just by looking at your lovely blog! I will have to stop over a whole lot more! The scones look yummy and such a great idea. LOVE the fireplace in the post below and I really loving that grey paint. You did a fantastic job! I just love fireplaces and just picked one up on craig's list a couple weeks ago. Yes I heard you had all that fluffy white beautiful snow! My Sister loved it too! (Guess what? She flew down here in November and we had some wonderful days together, so things are going great!) Oh let me know about the sweet potholders!

Have a wonderful day! I will be back to catch up! Can't wait!