TWD: Chocolate Chip Cream Scones with Pearl Sugar

Chocolate Chip Cream Scones with Pearl Sugar

by Holly on July 12, 2011

I love scones. Especially scones made with heavy cream, where I can add chocolate chips and sprinkle on some of my pearl sugar stash. Really. Here’s more proof! Anyway, these scones were wonderful – sweet, tender and light. I decided to cut mine out with a little round biscuit cutter instead of the usual wedges. I still ended up with 12 scones. The only changes I made to the original recipe were to substitute chocolate chips for the raisins or currants originally called for, and to add the pearl sugar on top for a little extra sweet crunch. Lovely, lovely scones!

I feel exceptionally lucky to live in a great little neighborhood surrounded by lots of other families. I was especially lucky with this Monday morning when I realized, half way through making these scones, that I didn’t actually have any eggs. This meant that, while for once I was actually ahead of the game and getting the recipe made, baked and done – on time no less – I wasn’t actually prepared to finish anything.

Drat! Foiled again!

While I thought about substituting something for the egg, I just didn’t really want to deal with figuring that out. Lucky me, I sent a text to one of my darling neighbors, Erin, and begged for a couple of eggs. Sweetheart that she is, she was home and did indeed have eggs to loan.  In return for the eggs I had Aidan deliver a few scones to her house once they were done for her and her little family to enjoy.

While I was out picking up the eggs from her though, I had to laugh because Cole came running out our front door in one of his usual get-ups that I like to pretend he doesn’t run around in (or rather lack of outfit) all day at our house – he had on oversized blue sunglasses, a blue fleece ski hat and his Cars Pull-Up… and that was it. I’m not sure, but he may of at least had socks on too.  Anyway, it was worth a good (if a little embarrassing) laugh. Cole topped his performance off by proceeding to also pluck one of Erin’s flowers right out of her front yard and right in front of her.  Thank goodness for neighbors that understand, because it was one of those moments when I was a bit flabbergasted as to how and why Cole is still such a little hurricane!

So, thanks again Erin for the eggs… and the lovely orange lily! Kids, can’t train ’em, can’t seem to hide from ’em. What’s a Mom to do?

Have another scone I guess.

This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe, the first I’ve managed to be on time for in the past few weeks no less, is chosen courtesy of Lynne of Cafe Lynnylu. Thanks for picking a great one! For more scones be sure to check out the TWD blog.

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cindy July 12, 2011 at 1:53 am

I wish I would have added chocolate chips. They look yummy. I have a sweet neighbor like yours. We are always borrowing from each other. She has several little kids, not only does she loan me goods but one of her sweet kids delivers them to me! Service for sure. Have a happy day.

Cakelaw July 12, 2011 at 3:50 am

These look so pretty with the pearl sugar on top.

Peggy July 12, 2011 at 6:23 am

Yours look so pretty in all their roundness! And the chocolate chips in them sound fabulous. Good choice.

juliana July 12, 2011 at 6:56 am

wow! i love scones! and this looks sooo good!

Becky O. July 12, 2011 at 7:28 am

Great idea on pearl sugar and the round shape. Chocolate chips sound great! Where’d you get your pearl sugar?

Holly July 12, 2011 at 5:45 pm

Thanks Becky! I actually bought it a while ago at Sur la Table at Gateway. I found it here online too. Hope that helps!


Tia @ July 12, 2011 at 8:12 am

they look nothing short of perfect!

Beth July 12, 2011 at 9:16 am

I added chocolate, too. Great minds think alike!

Jessica of My Baking Heart July 12, 2011 at 10:51 am

Cute post! And I just love the scones… the shape, the chocolate chips and especially the pearl sugar. Gorgeous! 🙂

Nicole July 12, 2011 at 11:40 am

What a nice neighbor! I don’t know any of my neighbors and I live in a townhouse. It’s this area I guess. Your scones look beautiful!

Jodie July 12, 2011 at 6:01 pm

Love that sugar. I need to make these….

Spike July 13, 2011 at 10:46 am

I love the pearl sugar on top

Margaret July 13, 2011 at 8:24 pm

Sciones with chocolate chips are always perfect. Have to try those. Don’t you love kid’s outfits. Mine had some real doozeys, but always laughable.

Michelle July 14, 2011 at 6:58 pm

Chocolate chips sound great! love the pearl sugar!

Betty @ scrambled henfruit July 15, 2011 at 11:04 pm

Beautiful scones- I love the chocolate chips. Chocolate for breakfast is perfect. 🙂

steph (whisk/spoon) July 17, 2011 at 8:36 am

they look wonderful. i’m sure erin was happy to give you and cole eggs and a lily in exchange for a few of these!

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