Friday, September 12, 2008

Chocolate Chip - Toffee Scones

Dry.
Crumbly.
Eat it now or it will soon turn into an inedible mass that you'll need to dip in your coffee to soften enough for consumption.

Those are the thoughts that flash through my mind when I think of scones. So I rarely make them... unless I can eat them now or serve them soon after removing from the oven.

This recipe for Chocolate Chip- Toffee Scones was calling out to me... "Try me! I won't be like the rest! I'll be the best scone you've ever had!" How could I possibly resist that?

Side note and/or fact about me: I have some sort of addiction to all recipes that have "toffee" within the title.

I guess the thought of noshing on a baked good that has all of those melted toffee bits hiding inside is just too difficult to refuse. See that sneaky bit of toffee oozing out? Heaven!

These amazing little scones were anything but dry and crumbly. They were actually even better the following day. When you let those chocolate chips and gooey bits spend the night buried within their doughy exterior, they manage to fend off the dryness and intensify the flavor.

A coating of coarse sugar allows for a sweet bite all around.

Tried it? Check.
Like the rest? Nope
Best scone I've ever had? Hard to say as I've had a few in my day, but it's definitely among the top three.

These were happily consumed and enjoyed. Every last toffee bit.

This recipe can be found HERE.

42 comments:

Clumbsy Cookie said...

Funny how recipes talk you into making them! Lol! They look wonderful and not dry at all! I'm also a sucker for all toffee things, plus if chocolate is there as well!

Manggy said...

I feel the same way about chocolate chips! Hee hee. For all the sweet stuff I've made, I've actually never attempted scones. I've been afraid they'll come out dry and an utter waste of all that butter. I'm bookmarking these!

Sylvie said...

They certainly look different to the regular type of scone. I'd happily dip them into my glass of milk!

Nina Timm said...

Oh wow, these scones look super yummee. Are you serving them with cream???

Patsyk said...

I've never made scones, but with toffe AND chocolate in them this may be the recipe to start with! Yum!

Anita said...

Mmm, chocolate and toffee - not a bad way to start off the day!!

alexandra's kitchen said...

you're so right. I usually have to lather my scones with butter to make them taste ok. these really do look nice and moist. And even better the next day? I'm sold!

Deborah said...

I'm a sucker for toffee as well, and these look amazing!

Laura said...

I *have* noticed you like toffee! :) For those of us who do not--would all cc chips work?

Gloria (Canela) said...

They look wonderful and the word toffe!!! stop me!!! heeeyy! I lovbe toffe,xxGloria

Daziano said...

Wow! Living in Chile I learned the custom of having full tea... and your scones are the perfect treat for a Chilean full tea!!!

chuck said...

Lori those cookies look amazing. Every year we bake cookies for Christmas and give them out to people we know. I'll have to add this recipe this year. Yummy!

Maria said...

Oh wow these look delicious! I'd love a slice now to dip into my tea ;o)

Maria
x

Pam said...

Yum. I just made chocolate chip and toffee cookies and they were fantastic...I have been wanting to make scones for a long time but haven't done it yet. This recipe makes me want to finally do it!

Teresa said...

OK recipe girl, you've won my heart with this chocolate chip toffee scone recipe. I'm already salivating. Can't wait to try them. Great post.

noble pig said...

Oh how yummy! I love it! Toffee in scones sounds like the perfect breakfast.

Dawn said...

Oh yes I will make these. I love scones, but I hate boring ones. This is NOT a boring scone; one I want to taste. Thanks for sharing.

dobetter said...

Those look really good! I love buttery scones, and the toffee looks like a great addition.

That Girl said...

This looks like both the best and worst breakfast ever!

bella said...

your scones look awesome ,very interesting recipe !!

Grace said...

although i've never taken a bite of a scone and enjoyed it, i suspect that one of these would make that a false statement. chocolate and toffee are alternate words for delicious in my world. :)

VeggieGirl said...

The ONLY scones that I've ever eaten in my life are the ones that I made a while back, from the Veganomicon cookbook (they were Pumpkin Cranberry scones) - they were moist, flavorful, and delicious; so I never thought that scones could be dry and crumbly, haha!! :0) But hey, yours look sooo luscious - yum!!

Ivy said...

They look delicious and I have bookmarked them.

Nicole said...

These look soooooo good and moist and yummy.

Heather said...

mmm i love a good scone! these look delicious with the toffee!

Maria said...

I am obsessed with toffee! I have never put it in scones. I need to make these now!

Jessy and her dog Winnie said...

Those look great, kinda like a cookie!!

Kristen said...

Those look like delicious scones! I am a sucker for toffee too.

~Priscilla~ said...

thanks for the recipe, i'll be trying it!

Lina said...

those look soooo yummy! any breakfast that includes chocolate is a wholesome breakfast to me

Lisa said...

Yum! I love all toffee things also.

Rindy R said...

These look great! I had to laugh as I have the same aversion to scone making. Thanks for sharing.

Obsessive Foodie or Food Addict....You Decide said...

YUM

Half Baked said...

wow scones with toffee. two of my favorite things together! these look yummy!

Cynthia said...

Man these look good! I am so tempted to go bake :)

CookiePie said...

Beautiful scones! I love the side view with the oozy toffee and chocolate bits, YUMMY! I'll take one with a hot cup of coffee, please!

Prudy said...

I share your love of toffee and a good scone is always welcome at my table.

hot garlic said...

They look so, SO good!

HoneyB said...

These look soooo good! I love toffee....wouldn't mind one with my coffee!

Sandie said...

Scones featuring chocolate chips & toffee? I'm all over it. (Chocolate & toffee is a combo I just cannot get enough of!)

Janna said...

These look positively mauvelous, dahling! (said in badly typed English accent) I am going to have to make these because a) I haven't made scones yet b) my husband LOVES toffee (as in big puffy beating heart "loves") c) they look so darn good!

Rosie said...

Oh boy these look scones look amazing!

Rosie x