Chocolate Chunk & Pecan Scones

We had a friend stay over the other night but nothing for breakfast in the morning. So I pulled together these scones with what we had and they turned out to be quite simple and perfectly delicious! Even better when eating them with a hot cup of dark coffee.

Chocolate Chunk & Pecan Scones

2 3/4 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup/1 stick butter; cold!
1/2 cup buttermilk (I used almond milk and 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar to make mine)
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 egg; cold
3/4 cup dark chocolate chunks (or chips)
1/2 cup pecans
1 egg yolk
2 tbs milk
cocoa nibs and chocolate chunks for sprinkling on top

1    preheat oven 350 degrees F
2    mix flour, baking powder and soda, salt, and sugar together in a medium bowl
3    pour  mixture into food processor and add butter in pieces (or use a pastry cutter or 2 knives to cut in the butter) pulse a few time to chop butter into mixture
4    pour mixture back into bowl
5    in another small bowl whisk together buttermilk, cream, and vanilla
6    slowly pour into flour mixture and stir them together
7    stir in chocolate chips and pecans, don't overmix
8    flour a piece of parchment paper on table, gather dough and place on floured paper
9    knead the dough 2-3 times and then pat into a circle about 1 inch thick
10  put a few chocolate chunks and cocoa nibs on top and push them into the dough
11  cut circle into 8 wedges and pull them apart about 1 inch from each other
12  place parchment with scones on baking sheet
13  whisk together egg yolk and milk, using pastry brush, brush the tops of each scone
14  bake for 35-40 minutes, or until tops are golden brown
15  top them with a little bit of butter and dig in

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