Special equipment: Decorative container Tea towels medium jar honey dipper medium jar jam spreader wooden spoon 2 1/2 inch biscuit cutter recipe card
In a large mason jar, using parchment paper as a funnel, carefully pour in the dry ingredients in alternating layers. Line container with tea towels and place all items inside. The recipe card should read as follows:
To make your cinnamon-chocolate scones, start by preheating the oven to 375 degrees. In a mixer fitted with a paddle attachment (or using a hand mixer), mix the dry ingredients. Grab a stick of butter from the refrigerator, cut it into pieces, and with the mixer running, and add the butter and mix until coarse and sandy. You should still be able to see small lumps of butter. Head back to the refrigerator and grab the milk. Measure out a cup and a quarter, then add it and mix until almost combined. Next, add the chocolate chunks and mix just to distribute them evenly through the dough. Do not overmix; there may still be some flour not mixed in.
Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead the dough 10 times to bring it together and smooth it out. Using a lightly floured rolling pin, roll out the dough 1-inch thick. Using a the biscuit cutter, cut out circles. Using a spatula, transfer to an ungreased sheet pan. Knead the scraps together just until combined, then roll out again and continue cutting out circles until all the dough is used. Bake until light golden brown, about 15 minutes. When they're all done, serve with honey and jam. YUMMY!
Courtesy Gale Gand, Butter Sugar Flour Eggs by Gale Gand, Rick Tramonto, Julia Moskin, Clarkson N. Potter Publishers, 1999