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Marble Scones - Country Cooking

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Servings: 8
Categories: Chocolate / Desserts

4  cups  Unsiftcd all-purpose flour
1/3  cup  Sugar
4  teaspoons  Baking powder
1  teaspoon  Salt
1/2  teaspoon  Baking soda
2/3  cup  Butter
1 1/3  cups  Buttermilk
2  teaspoons  Vanilla extract
2    1-oz squares semisweet, chocolate, melted

1. Heat oven to 425'F. Grease large baking sheet. In large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. With pastry blender or 2 knives, cut the butter in until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Remove 1 1/4 C flour mixture to medium-size bowl. 2. In small bowl, combine buttermilk and vanilla. In cup, combine 1/4 C buttermilk mixture and the chocolate. Add remaining buttermilk mixture to remaining flour mixture in large bowl and mix lightly with fork until it clings together and forms a soft dough. Add chocolate mixture to the reserved 1 1/4 C flour mixture in medium-size bowl and stir with fork until it forms a soft dough. 3. Turn both doughs out onto lightly floured surface; divide chocolate dough into 6 pieces. Dot 3 chocolate pieces over surface of plain dough. Fold plain dough over and dot with remaining 3 pieces chocolate dough; knead 5 or 6 times to marbleize dough. Divide dough in half. With lightly floured rolling pin, roll one half of dough into a 7-inch round. Cut into 4 wedges. Repeat with remaining half of dough. 4. Place scones, 1 inch apart, on greased baking sheet. Pierce tops with tines of fork. 5. Bake scones 15 to 18 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm. Country Cooking/Summer/94 Scanned & fixed by Di and Gary

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