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My family has a holiday tradition, that is just too comforting and delicious not to share.  Every year, we venture off on a family holiday, usually to a sleepy coastal town, somewhere we can all relax, read novels and play card and board games together.  And every year, my husband makes a batch of chocolate, orange scones.

Now everyone knows that baking in an foreign kitchen, using odd utensils and an unfamiliar oven can be disasterous. But each year  we are treated with the most fluffy scones just oozing with slightly warm melting chocolate. It’s a wicked but delicious tradition.

The recipe changes slightly from year to year, depending on what ingredients he has at hand.  This year They were especially scrumptious……

2 cups self raising flour
1/3 cup raw sugar
125 g butter (chilled)
2 eggs
Juice and zest of 1 orange
3/4 cup choc chips

  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees
  2. Mix flour and sugar in large  bowl, add cut up butter and rub until crumbly
  3. Whisk eggs, juice and zest in a bowl and stir into flour
  4. Add choc chips and mix through. (If dough is very sticky you can add a little flour
  5. Place dough on floured surface, flatten out and fold over several times
  6. Form into a 2cm thick log and cut into 8 pieces
  7. Shape and place on tray 1cm apart
  8. Bake for 12-14 mins

We devoured them while the chocolate was all warm and gooey. Yumm…. such a holiday treat.

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