Did you know that chocolate releases feel good hormones in your brain? It impacts your physiognomy similarly to how you feel when you’re in love, enjoying an activity, or delighted by an experience. No wonder why chocolate is our cultural go-to delight for Valentine’s Day— the day we celebrate love and life. This month, take some time out to enjoy this decadent, sumptuous recipe with those you love— whether it’s your family, yourself, your friends, or that special someone. This makes for an indulgent breakfast accompaniment or an elegant and unexpected dessert when drizzled with homemade raspberry sauce. Bring on the port, coffee, or a glass or milk, and you’ll be sure to win some hearts.
Chocolate Chocolate-Chip Love Scones
Makes 12-16 triangular scones
2 cups all-purpose flour
½ cup unsweetened cocoa
1 Tbs baking powder
½ tsp salt
7 Tbs cold unsalted butter cut up
⅓ cup granulated sugar
¾ cup chocolate chips
⅔ cup milk
Heat the over to 375. Put the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt into a large bowl. Stir to mix well.
Add the butter and cut in with a pastry bender or your fingers until the mixture looks like fine granules. Add the sugar and toss to mix. Stir in the chocolate chips.
Add the milk and stir with a fork until a soft dough forms. Pour out onto a lightly floured surface and give 10-12 kneads just until mixed and the dough forms a ball.
Cut the dough in half. Knead each half briefly and lightly into a ball and turn smooth side up. Pat each half into a 6-inch circle and cut each into 6-8 wedges. Place the wedges on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake for 13-15 minutes until the scone springs back when lightly pushed. Cool on a wire rack.