Sunday, August 10, 2014

S'mores Scones

Happy National S'mores Day! Try these graham cracker scones oozing with chocolate and marshmallow to celebrate!

S'mores Scones
A classic scone recipe made without eggs, a nice soft crunch on the outside and a tender inside filled with chocolate and marshmallows! I started to glaze these. I decided against it. The more I looked at those amazingly perfect little
toasted marshmallows I just knew they should be "naked". Why mess with the simple perfection of a toasted marshmallow? They are one of the most effortless treats on the planet. These scones are a simple treat to make as well. I was done in under an hour, start to finish, from grinding the graham crackers through the baking time. They bake up so big and beautiful. I cut my scones into eight wedges, but you could easily cut it into twelve and they will still be nice sized scones. A perfect s'mores treat, the closest thing I've had to a real s'mores made outside around the fire. The marshmallows are toasted, the chocolate is melty and the graham cracker scone has just the right balance of soft crunch. An ideal alternative to making s'mores around the campfire!

               S’mores Scones

2 Cups Honey Graham Cracker “Flour”-Ground Finely*
1 Cup All Purpose Flour-Small amount of extra for shaping scones
1 Cup Evaporated Milk-Cold**
2 Cups Mini Marshmallows
1 and ½ Cups Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
1 Stick of Butter-Cut into small cubes-Make sure butter stays cold***
2 Tablespoons Sugar
1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
½ Teaspoon Salt

Preheat oven to 500 degrees.
In a large bowl mix finely ground grahams, flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Whisk to mix all ingredients together.  Add cold butter that has been cut into small cubes. Cut into flour mixture with pastry cutter or two knives until mixture looks crumbly. Add chocolate chips, toss to mix. Make a hole in the center of mix and add evaporated milk. Stir just to mix evenly, dough will come together quickly. On a lightly floured surface turn dough out and pat down slightly, with floured hands. Add one cup of the mini marshmallows right in the middle, spread them out evenly. Fold dough over several times to incorporate marshmallow. Using a round nine inch non stick cake pan dusted with flour, push dough in to form an even circle. Turn dough back out on flour dusted surface, now you have an even circle for your scones! Spread the other one cup of marshmallows evenly over top and lightly press each marshmallow into dough. Using a floured knife cut into eight even size wedges. Leaving an inch between each scone, place onto parchment lined baking sheet or stoneware baking sheet-this is what I used. Place into oven and reduce heat to 400 degrees. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes.

*I used my vita mix to grind the grahams into graham cracker flour. This could be done in a food processor.

**I placed my can of evaporated milk in the fridge overnight.

***You want to make sure you have very small cubes; they will incorporate easier when cutting into the flour mixture. If they start to melt while cutting, place back into fridge for a few minutes before adding to flour mixture.
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Happy National S'mores Day!

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