20 Mar 2010

chocolate scones

I bought cream the other day supposedly for my Portuguese tart which I never ended up making because I got lazy. Instead of throwing the cream out, I decided to make a batch of cream scones - just changing the recipe for some chocolate ones :) Made the scones for supper therefore the photo quality isn't that great.


chocolate scones

200 degrees Celsius
fan forced

makes around 14, depending on size
  • 3 cups self raising flour (minus 1 Tb), sifted
  • 4 Tb brown sugar
  • 1 Tb dutch cocoa powder, sifted
    (I would put more cocoa next time, for the colour)
  • 1 cup good quality chocolate chips
  • 1 egg
  • 150 mL cream
  • 150 mL milk
  • extra flour, milk and sugar

1. Combine the sifted flour, cocoa, brown sugar and chocolate chips in a mixing bowl. Stir to combine.

2. Whisk egg into cream and milk.

3. Pour the cream mixture into the flour.

4. Stir until nearly combined and empty contents to a flour dusted chopping board.

5. Gently knead the dough until it comes together and cut dough into desired size.

6. Place on a prepared baking tray, brush with milk and sprinkle a sugar (can use caster sugar too) on top.
7. Bake in a preheated oven for 15-20 minutes.
They taste best when slightly cooled from the oven. Melted chocolate, yum!