This weekend I busted out the ULTIMATE tool: the Hamilton Beach® Professional 14 Cup Dicing Food Processor and got baking with a good friend of mine :). If you've been looking for the perfect gift idea for Mother's Day.... look no further! This machine does it all: it dices, slices, shreds, kneads, chops, mixes and purees. Seems too good to be true... right? Well I put it to the test with homemade scones - and spoiler alert: they were DELICIOUS, so easy to make because of Hamilton Beach's food processor, and took under 30 mins from start to finish!
My fave feature of Hamilton Beach's Professional 14 Cup Dicing Food Processor is that it's really quiet... much quieter than the others out there. It also comes with a super practical storage box to keep all the accessories organized which means no searching through my mess of a kitchen drawer to find them! But the best... the blades, bowl and lid are all dishwasher safe #mom win. It would made a great gift for Mother's Day... or for yourself :). This recipe, from start to finish, took 30 mins thanks to this food processor that can do it all!
What you'll need to make the most delicious White Chocolate and Pecan Scone Recipe (taken and slightly adapted from geniuskitchen.com)
2 cups flower
1/3 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/3 cup salted butter
1/2 cup milk
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla
6 ounces white chocolate
3/4 cup pecans
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Cut up butter into cubes and put in the freezer! (this will help your scones stay fluffy and airy)
- Add pecans and white chocolate to Hamilton Beach's Professional 14 Cup Dicing Food Processor with the slicing blade attachment - Use pulse feature until the chocolate is in chunks and the pecans are chopped. Remove and add to bowl on the side.
- Remove the slicing blade and add the kneading plastic blade
- Add in flower, baking powder and pulse until mixed
- Add frozen butter cubes and pulse until blended. Do not over mix. You want the mixture to remain lumpy and the butter cubes to be intact.
- In a small bowl, mix together the milk, egg, and vanilla and add to the flower mixture - pulsing again until mixed.
- Add the white chocolate and pecans and mix again until evenly distributed. **You want the mixture to remain lumpy (like the picture below... it will ensure airy and fluffy scones!!! DO NOT over mix.)
- Remove mixture and knead the dough on a lightly floured surface until it is approx 1.5 inches thick.
- Cut into desired shapes!
- Bake scones for 11-15 minutes - or until lightly browned on top!
These scones are sure to please anyone you have over for Mother's Day brunch! They were so easy to make thanks to Hamilton Beach's Professional 14 Cup Dicing Food Processor! I can't think of a better Mother's Day gift than this! It's a must have in every kitchen!