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|Hot from the oven|
Chocolate Chip Scones
Bisquick, incase you've never heard of it, was (and probably still is) a pantry staple for your grandmother. It makes everything from no fail, no fuss biscuits to fluffy pancakes and crispy waffles with 21st century packages sporting the recipes for home made chicken fingers.
It's just flour, shortening, leavening and salt in a box but on days that you want to bake up something yummy, chocolate and fast you'll appreciate this retro pal.
Chocolate Chip Bisquick Scones
Not too sweet. Just chocolate-y enough to satisfy. Quick and easy. Impress your Valentine with hot out of the oven chocolate chip scones for brunch or a late night treat.
Makes 1 (7 inch) round cut into 8 scones
Uses cookie sheet and baking parchment
2 1/4 cups Bisquick (other biscuit mixes not recommended)
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
2/3 cup milk (whole or 2 %)
All purpose flour for kneading - about 2 tablespoons (sort of optional - See Karla's Tip below)
Position oven rack so scones will bake in center. Preheat to 450 degrees (yes, 450 degrees). Line a cookie sheet with baking parchment.
|Knead just enough to form |
a smooth ball
|Press dough into an 8 inch circle|
|Cut dough into eigh wedges|
|"Knocking up" the dough|
Non bakers don't always have flour around so if that's you, try wetting your hands in cool tap water (don't dry them) so the dough doesn't stick as you knead it (briefly) and pat it into a circle.
You might also try a bit of Bisquick on your (dry) hands but since Bisquick has shortening in it, the heat of you hands may melt the shortening and make it stick. You might also try spritzing your dry hands with cooking spray to keep the dough from sticking. Just do the best you can.