Cooking With Casey Crocker, Life

Cooking With Casey Crocker

Are my faithful readers ready for a treat? Both literally and figuratively! If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you may remember that about a month ago I alluded to a new food related adventure. Well you are about to find out what this is all about!

Last month, I had my dear friend Olivia over to my house to mess around with a little food photography. We enjoyed ourselves so much that we’ve decided to make it a monthly thing! So once a month, I’ll be posting a delicious recipe and she’ll be posting the photo session to make your mouth water. Are you ready for this?

First up, we have my all time favorite scones recipe! The best part about this recipe is that it’s a good basic dough to which you can add any flavor your heart desires. The scones we made are Orange Chocolate Chip Scones. If they look good enough to eat, here’s the recipe:

Orange Chocolate Chip Scones

Ingredients:
– 2 cups all purpose flour
– 1/4 cup granulated sugar
– 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
– 1/4 tsp salt
– 1/2 cup cold unsalted butter
– 1 cup heavy whipping cream
– Zest from 1 orange
– 1 1/2 cups mini chocolate chips
Directions:
– Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
– Using a whisk, mix together the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
– Stir orange zest into the dry mixture.
– Cut cold butter into the dry mixture and then use your hands to mix until the mixture resembles course crumbs.
– Add whipping cream and stir just until the dough comes together.
– Fold in chocolate chips.
– Using a spoon, drop dough onto a wax paper lined baking sheet.
– Bake for 10-15 minutes.
– Let cool and enjoy!
Since I’ve experimented a bit with this dough, here are a few tips from all my tests. 
– Zests should be added to the dry ingredients so it gets distributed evenly.
– Chocolate chips and nuts can be stirred in last.
– If you’re using berries, they should be carefully folded in after the whipping cream is mixed into the dough.
– If you’re that good, go ahead and shape your scones into squares or triangles or the Millennium Falcon before baking.
– The bigger your scones are, the longer they take to bake. Can’t have doughy middles now can we!
Enjoy this post? You can see the rest of this amazing photo session over at Olivia’s blog, Girly ‘n Camo! Hope you had fun!
Have an awesome weekend!

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