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Chocolate Chip Scones Recipe- Egg and Nut Free

| October 18, 2013 | 17 Comments

I just love scones!  My mother is British so I blame my scone love-affair on her.  One of my favourite things to do is go to the Chateau Laurier and have high tea and gorge on scones and cream and preserves.  Happy sigh.

Having two kids with food allergies, my scone affair has hit some road blocks.  No more just stopping by the bakery to bring them home.  No more heading out to a cafe to have one on a Sunday morning.  I had to find a way to make them myself, without eggs, and get them to taste good.

When my boy was first diagnosed with his egg allergy, my mother-in-law mailed me the book Bakin’ Without Eggs by Rosemarie Emro.  This book has so many great recipes in it, and of course there is a great scone recipe in it as well.  Her recipe calls for nuts, so I take those out, as well as the dried cherries, as I am just not a fan.  For fun I add chocolate chips sometimes, but they are just as good plain.  Here is the recipe with my modifications:

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A fresh out of the oven scone

Delicious Chocolate chip scones from Rosemary Emro with modifications

Ingredients

  • 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar plus 1 tbsp to sprinkle on top
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup chilled butter, cut up
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 1/4 tsps vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cups chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine flour, 1/3 cup of sugar, baking powder, baking soda, butter, buttermilk*, and vanilla; with a fork, blend until mixture forms a dough, then fold in chocolate chips. *I make my own buttermilk by mixing 1 cup of milk and 1 tsp of vinegar and microwaving for 1 minute.
  2. Preheat oven to 400F. Lightly butter a cookie sheet.
  3. Shape into scone shaped mounds and place on the cookie sheet 2 inches apart (they will spread). Sprinkle each evenly with remaining sugar for a frosted top. (I use a castor sugar for this)
  4. Place in oven and bake for 12 to 15 minutes (they will be browned on the bottom). Mine are always ready after 12 minutes.
  5. Cool in pan for a few minutes, then remove to wire rack.
http://ottawamommyclub.ca/chocolate-chip-scones-recipe-egg-and-nut-free/

I am happy to say that my kids are now scone aficionados like their mother.  In fact, I just made a batch and I may not get one as they may have gobbled them all up while I was writing this!

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I am an active mother of two fabulous kids that make me smile every day. I love to cook old favourites and try out new recipes and never let my kids’ nut and egg allergy get in the way! I am forever dragging my husband all over town to try out the latest and greatest new spots to eat but for the most part I think he’s a willing participant. I would call myself a Foodie but then you would think I was pretentious, so I won't go there. I am an avid reader, pretty much anything I can get my hands on, anytime I can squeeze it in. (Yes that was me you saw reading while I was running on the treadmill at the gym). I love to write and share all my great finds whenever I can! Let’s eat! Author's website.

Comments (17)

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  1. Victoria Ess says:

    I absolutely LOVE scones, especially because a good scone recipe can be so simple in terms of ingredients, and are easy to make allergen-free.

  2. Judy C (Cowan) says:

    I love Scones! This recipe looks really good, may have to try it out this weekend. Thank for sharing!

  3. Jo-Anne Pfoh says:

    these look delicious i never thought to add chocolate chips ty for post

  4. Heidi C. says:

    Love this recipe! Sounds so easy yet would make for a nice high tea treat!

  5. I’ve never made scones before. This looks yummy!

  6. Cheryl (@loucheryl) says:

    I would love one of these scones right now!

  7. kristy demmans edgington says:

    I can’t wait to make these, I have a nephew with a peanut allergy and These look yummy!

  8. Karen E. Hill says:

    Great recipe for that chocolate fanatic

  9. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I really do love scones, that’s the Brit in me I guess! There’s nothing nicer than high tea down in the south of England – scones, butter, clotted cream and home-made jam, to die for!

  10. kathy downey says:

    I’ve never made scones before,would love to try these

  11. kathy downey says:

    This recipe looks really good going to try this over the holidays

  12. kathy downey says:

    Have made these a few times now,delicious

  13. kathy downey says:

    When I find myself with no eggs and hungry for a treat I make these

  14. Treen Goodwin says:

    Yummy these sound so good , i will have to try the recipe out thanks for sharing !

  15. Heidi P says:

    What an easy delicious recipe to whip up and now with the cool weather these would be a perfect afternoon snack.

  16. Francine Anchondo says:

    Thanks for the great recipe.

  17. Kam says:

    Love scones! And chocolate! Yum!

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