So I did what any great baker does, I found a recipe online and quickly realised while putting it together, adjustments HAD to be made. More chocolate of course... I mean they are chocolate chip scones! But as we made them we quickly realized they needed MUCH more flour. How did I know this? Well you see as the oldest country kid (7) was going "when can we cut them out" over and over again, the youngest country kid (1 1/2) decided to drop trow, remove his diaper and sprint through the kitchen. How did this make me realize we needed more flour? Well because I was stuck to the counter with a sloppy mess that should have been my dough. So after scraping my hands (and the counter) I threw it back in the bowl.... washed my hands.... chased down the naked boy, returned a small amount of modesty to my home and then washed my hands again (there was a lot of hand washing going on) and slowly started to add more flour in till I could easily remove my hand from the dough and not be stuck like a mouse on a live trap.
|Cutting in the butter|
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips (we chopped ours up in the blender)
|Adding in the chopped up chips|
|We used a biscuit cutter|
I am happy to report that after all the "drama" during the making of these scones, the scones did turn out edible!!! The oldest Country kid downed two and is still begging for another! The youngest country kid would take a bite, giggle and spin in a circle! I would say that is approval!!!! While is was an adventure to get to the finished projected, I would have to say it was a total success. We spent time together in the kitchen, learning how to improvise and got to enjoy the rewards of our labors. All and all, I would say THAT makes for a good time!!