Erica is part of the WOBM Hometown Crew.  She loves to bake and hopes one day to have her own bakery.  Every Friday she brings her goodies in for us.  Erica makes everything homemade!  And it's delicious!

 

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Espresso Chocolate Chip Scones

2 3/4 cups flour
3/4 cups sugar
2 tbs baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 cup heavy cream
9 tbs cubes chilled butter
1 1/2 tbs instant espresso
1 1.2 tbs hot water
1 cup chocolate chips

*Use Paddle attachment on the mixer

-Combine flour, salt, sugar, and baking soda
-Add cubed butter and place in freezer for a few minutes
-Mix on low speed and gradually add chocolate chips
-Combine the hot water and instant espresso in a cup
-Slowly pour the cream into the flour/butter mixture
-Incorporate the espresso to the mixture
-Use your hands to knead the dough on a floured surface
-You can shape however you like, these are made into squares.  Get Creative!
-Chill in freezer for 15 minutes prior to baking
-Coat with additional cream
-Bake at 375 for 20 minutes

Espresso Glaze
1 1/2 tbs instant espresso
1 1/2 tbs hot water
1 1/4 cup powder sugar

-Mix the espresso powder with hot water
-Add to powder sugar and stir
-Drizzle over the scones and let cool

If you're not a fan of the espresso glaze, drizzle some melted chocolate!

Enjoy with a cup of coffee or tea!