No. 42: Chocolate Scones – 27.5.12
Feels like a life time ago I did a new recipe. It’s now about quarter to 11pm as I write this and I have done my recipe for this week! I panicked when I realised I hadn’t done one so searched my cookbooks for something quick, simple and sweet. Something I could bake because I knew I would have all the ingredients here. I also had a bar of 70% Dark Chocolate with Raspberries in my cupboards so looked for something chocolatey too. I remembered I owned Marks and Spencer’s ‘Chocolate Box’ Cookbook so skimmed through it and found Chocolate Scones. I’ve never heard of putting chocolate with scones and you only needed 55g of it so I thought why not?! It’s quick and very simple!
Makes 9 scones PREHEAT the oven to 220oC
70g butter, plus extra for greasing
280g self raising flour, sifted
1 tbsp caster sugar
55g Chocolate Chips, or chocolate chopped into chips
plain flour for dusting
Lightly grease and line a baking sheet
Place the flour into a bowl and cut the butter into small pieces. Add this to the flour and rub it into the flour until it resembles fine bread crumbs.
Stir in the caster sugar and chocolate chips and then pour in the milk a little at a time, stirring as you go until it forms a soft dough. You may not need all of the milk.
Lightly flour a work surface and roll out the dough until it forms a 10x15cm / 4x6inch rectangle, about 2.5cm / 1 inch thick and cut into 9 rectangles.
Place the scones on the baking sheet spacing them well apart, brush the top with a little milk and bake for 10-12mins or until golden brown and risen.
And that’s it! That is all you need to do! It’s pretty straight forward and a quick and easy recipe. They look so good and smell great when you take them out of the oven. I had one straight away, the dough still warm and the chocolate melted and oozing from the scone. They were nice…. Basically a scone with chocolate chips…. That’s all really! Don’t get me wrong, the outside was crisp and crunchy whilst the inside was perfectly soft so they were good scones! But they weren’t really anything special. To be honest, when looking at the ingredients list I didn’t expect much. I think it could be a good idea to add some spices or something into the dough mixture to add a little more depth, for example, nutmeg or cinnamon, or anything of your choice really! They were just a bit plain for my liking!