I am not a kneader.
I can cream. I can mix. I can fold. Kneading, though, not so much. Maybe it has to do with the fact that my dough always loves to stick. And I hate getting my hands all doughy.
Well, friends, for this recipe I kneaded my little heart out. And you know what? I kinda liked it.
Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Scones
1 1/2 cups flour
2 1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp sugar
6 tbsp cold butter
1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp buttermilk
1 egg yolk
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 425 degrees and place rack in the upper third of oven.
Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar. Cut the butter into the flour mixture, using two knives. When the butter is nearly incorporated, use your fingertips to mix into a coarse meal. In a separate bowl mix together the egg and buttermilk. Add to the flour mixture and mix with a spatula. Fold in the chocolate chips.
On a floured surface knead the dough about 15 times. Using your hands, pat into a 1-inch thick disk.
Cut into either 4 or 6 squares and put on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Bake for 13-15 minutes until the tops are golden.