*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
                      MARBLE SCONES - COUNTRY COOKING
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 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Breads                           Chocolate
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    4       c            Unsiftcd all-purpose flour
      1/3   c            Sugar
    4       ts           Baking powder
    1       t            Salt
      1/2   ts           Baking soda
      2/3   c            Butter
    1 1/3   c            Buttermilk
    2       ts           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.
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