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Have you ever met someone and they could do something you could never do?

Something that was so wonderful and awe-inspiring…..that if you lived to be 125….and you tried extra hard every day of your 125-year-old-life….

….you still wouldn’t be able to do it.

Have you ever met someone like that before?

Me, too.

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Lately…..I’ve been baking.

Nothing too exciting….just a step up from a box of Duncan Hines brownie mix and a couple of eggs.

And I’m a little all about myself and my progress and my attempts to learn the difference between all-purpose flour and self-rising.

But never….never….and I mean never….in all my 125 years…..

….will I be able to bake like Tiffany.:)

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She’s amazing.

And that is a total understatement.

I’ve been following her blog forever and a day and a couple of weeks ago….I asked her to let me share some of her recipes.

Well….actually….I called her and begged her and got down on one knee and told her the earth might stop spinning on its axis if I couldn’t feature her recipes on the blog.

And she sweetly and quietly and in that super nice way that people who are extra-talented-except-they-don’t-really-know-it-so-they-get-embarrassed-when-you-make-a-fuss-over-them have….

….said yes.

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So 2014 is going to be the year of Tiffany.

She is going to help me to be the best baker I can be…..and I hope bring a little joy to all of you, too.

Each month she’s going to post a new recipe here.

And then we can all collectively sigh together….

….and add a little baking inspiration to our day. 

PS  I just showed this recipe to my husband and he made a touchdown sign.

Toffee Chocolate Scones are going to be in the house. 🙂


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Scones are my go-to baked treat when I’m in the mood for something simple and adaptable. The therapeutic mixing, dough rolling, cutting and basking in the delicious smell of lightly sweet biscuit wedges puffing to golden perfection in the oven is just the cherry on top.

Scones are wonderful. They can be a light dessert, a breakfast, a snack — they keep well, which means they make a great gift or potluck side, and you can easily create your own flavor variations by adding things like nuts, fruits, chocolates, candies or even experimenting with frostings and glazes.

This recipe yields a light, buttery scone with the rich caramel flavors of toffee and the smooth sweetness of chocolate chips throughout. My favorite way to enjoy these is fresh from the oven, early in the morning with a hot cup of coffee.



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Toffee Chocolate Chip Scones

Makes 16 scones

2 cups all purpose flour (or 9 oz. – weigh it if you can!)
1 Tbsp baking powder
4 Tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
4 Tbsp cold unsalted butter, cut into cubes
3/4 cup heavy cream
1 egg slightly beaten
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (I love Ghirardelli)
1/2 cup toffee bits

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Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

In a food processor, combine the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and butter. Pulse a few times until everything resembles course meal. (You can also use a fork or pastry blender for this)

Transfer the mixture to a large bowl. Stir in the heavy cream and egg.  Mix by hand until a moist dough forms. Stir in the toffee bits and chocolate chips. I used a stand mixer with the dough hook, but either works fine.

On a floured surface, divide the dough into 4 equal pieces and form each into a ball. Press the balls into disks and push down the outer edges so they are domed in the center. Cut each disk into 4 equal wedges and transfer the pieces to a parchment lined baking sheet.

Bake for 15 minutes until the bottoms are golden brown.
If you liked this, you’ll love the Buttery Vanilla Breakfast Scone recipe on my blog, offbeat + inspired!

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  1. Image for Marisa Franca Marisa Franca

    WOW!! Those look yummy. I have baked biscotti, ciabatta, tiramisu, pies, countless cookies, but I've never baked a scone recipe. You have inspired me to try. Thank you for the recipe and Karianne - I want to hear the blow by blow story of how your scone adventure goes :-)

  2. Image for Kris Kris

    Mmm, I love baking. Such a cozy warm activity, complete with yummy scents and goodies to eat at the end. :) Karianne, good for you for going outside of your comfort zone and trying something new. One of my favorite blogs is has amazing, tasty baked goods and the recipes are easy to follow with everyday ingredients. She explains the WHY of what she does and has great pictures--it's kinda like the baking version of thistlewood farms! (She's funny, too).

  3. Image for Sherry Sherry

    Oh my goodness, these look so good. And they don't sound too hard to make. Wish I had one now! Turn the oven on, this is perfect for the freezing temps we're having! I'm heading over to visit Tiffany.

  4. Image for BrocanteuseRose BrocanteuseRose

    Yummy Yum YUM! The only problem I can't taste the pictures, not that I'm licking my computer or anything. uh hem. :) Also does Tiffany make house calls? Perhaps with scones in hand? :)

  5. Image for Lisa @ Practically Perfect Home Lisa @ Practically Perfect Home

    Oh my, those look tasty! The photography is incredible, also! We eat with our eyes first, right?! Pinning now!

  6. Image for Regina Regina

    You had me at toffee . . . and you kept me at chocolate chip . . . :) I will be trying this recipe!!!! Now my cup of Earl Grey looks lonely . . .

  7. Image for Cynthia Cynthia

    OMG these sound so good, I pinned this and I am making these without a doubt. I can't wait to get in the new house to start really baking and cooking again. I love scones!!! Thanks for sharing this. Cynthia

  8. Image for Polly Polly

    Hope its warmer in KY than Indiana!! I hate to be the bump on a log, but is there a substitute for the heavy cream? Dairy goods and I do not get along at all....... Have a great week-end everyone, we are suppose to get 4-6 inches more of lovely snow (NOT).

  9. Image for Kris Kris

    Yum! I love scones but have never tried to bake them. I may go outside my comfort zone and try these. Thanks for the inspiration to try something new. I love to bake so this could be something new for me to try. Kris

  10. Image for Anne @ Walden Woods Anne @ Walden Woods

    Oops? I wrote out the recipe - since I too have a thing about scones and chocolate & toffee are too good to pass up - the directions include adding vanilla but the amount is not listed. I'm assuming 1 teaspoon or so ? You might try sprinkling some sanding sugar on top before baking - it's a favorite little trick of mine - just a little extra touch. Looking forward to the next recipe -

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