Saturday, 28 May 2011

Chocolate Scones

This is a recipe which I have been asked for many times. With a lot of trial and error and I have came up with the below recipe for Chocolate Scones. A slightly more decadent than the traditional scone. Delicious when eaten still slightly warm with the chocolate melted inside.

The Ingredients:
360g NEILL'S®Self Raising Flour
90g Butter
40g Caster Sugar
180ml Milk
2tsp Vanilla Extract/Essence
1tsp Baking Powder
100g Chopped Milk/Dark Chocolate
1 Beaten Egg for brushing scones

The How-To:
Preheat oven to 200c
Add the flour, sugar, baking powder and butter to a large bowl (no need to sieve flour)
Using your hands rub these ingredients together until you get a bread crumbs consistency
Heat the milk in a saucepan until luke warm (Do not boil)
Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract/essence
Make a well in the centre of the flour mixture and pour in the milk while stirring.
Mix this together until a dough forms
Mix in the chopped chocolate.
Flour a work surface and pour out the dough
Sprinkle with flour, fold and turn, sprinkle with more flour. Do this 3 or 4 times until it becomes less sticky. This also helps spread the chocolate pieces evenly through the dough
No need to roll out this dough, simple press down until about 1.5 inches high.
Using a cookie cutter cut out the scones and place on a baking tray. This recipe makes about 9 or 10 Scones.
**Top Tip - Dip your cookie cutter in flour before making each cut. This stops it sticking as much**
Leave some space between each scone as they do expand slightly.
Brush the top of each scone with a little beaten egg. This makes them a nice golden brown.
Try not to get any egg on the sides of the scones as this will stop them rising.
Bake in the centre of the oven for 10 mins. Remove and allow to cool.
Be careful as the melted chocolate will be very hot when removed from the oven.

You're Done!


6 comments:

  1. These look so good. My mom makes scones. I'll be passing along the recipe!

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  2. Oh these look insanely good! I make a chocolate chip scone and it is probably one of my favorite things to whip up :)

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  3. These are going to be a firm favourite in our house from now on. Took a while to perfect the recipe. :D

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  4. Goede! I´ll put your blog on my blogroll... these look yummy :P

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  5. Just perfect. I would love one of your scones with my coffee.

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  6. Hi Renally,
    Thanks!!! I will include your blog on our permament Amsterdam page which is under development. I love all the pictures you have! :)

    Thibeault's Table,
    I wish these lasted long enough to offer people when they call in for coffee.....unfortunantly they all disappear before then! ;)

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