How To Make Chocolate Scones

Scones are a quick bread that originated in Scotland, and can vary in taste and form. In Europe and many other countries, scones are often more like biscuits and are eaten with butter, cheese, or bacon.  In the United States, scones are usually sweet and are often filled with blueberries, raisins, and chocolate chips.  Although scones were originally circular in shape, the scones in the following recipes are triangular. These recipes originated in the United States, are sweet in nature, and are best eaten when still warm.

The following recipe is a double chocolate scone recipe.

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit (or 190 degrees Celsius).
  2. Combine 2 cups all-purpose flour, 1/4 cup cocoa powder, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, 3/4 teaspoons baking powder, and 3/4 teaspoon baking soda in a mixing bowl with a wire whisk.
  3. Cut in 1/2 cup softened pieces of butter until the mixture looks like coarse crumbles.
  4. Combine one beaten egg and 3/4 cup buttermilk in another mixing bowl.
  5. Add this wet mixture to the dry mixture, and stir until most and combined, and then fold in 1 tablespoon orange zest and 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips.
  6. Knead dough on a lightly floured surface several times.
  7. Roll the dough into an eight-inch circle and cut into eight slices.
  8. Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit (or 190 degrees Celsius) for 18 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.

This additional recipe is a variation of the chocolate recipe and may be considered more of a chocolate chip scone recipe.

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (or 204 degrees Celsius).
  2. Combine 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, 2 tablespoons granulated sugar, 4 teaspoons baking powder, and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a mixing bowl.
  3. Cut in 1/3 cup softened pieces of butter until the mixture looks like coarse crumbles.
  4. Now, combine two beaten eggs, 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream, and 2 cups (1 12-ounce package) semi-sweet chocolate chips in another mixing bowl.
  5. Add this wet mixture to the dry mixture, and stir until moist, combined, and feels like dough.
  6. Knead dough on a lightly floured surface for 10 to 12 strokes or until the dough is smooth.
  7. Roll the dough into an eight-inch circle and cut into eight slices.
  8. Place the slices on an ungreased cookie sheet, and brush with milk and lightly coat in sugar.
  9. Bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit (or 204 degrees Celsius) for 12 to 14 minutes or until golden brown.

 

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