Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Chocolate chocolate chip scones

Soft, fluffy chocolate scones filled with chocolate chips are the best way to start your day! Top with some sugar for a fun crunchy texture!

What do you guys like to eat for breakfast? If you've been an Eva Bakes reader for a while, you know that I don't like to eat cereal (it's the soggy part that has always bothered me). Being an athlete, I usually need to eat something with more substance.

Typically, I've turned to English muffins, muffins and quick breads, but even that gets old after a while.
This week, I opted to make some scones. It's been a while since I've made them so it was time to try them again.

These scones were nice and crunchy on the outside with a nice crispy exterior and a great crunch from the layer of granulated sugar on top. The insides were soft and fluffy and full of chocolate chips.

My daughter was a huge fan of these, probably because of all the chocolate and cocoa that I put into the scones. I liked the fact that these started with a chocolate base and included chocolate chips as the add-in. You can customize these to your liking and swap out the chocolate chips with dried fruit or any baking chips of your choice.

Chocolate chocolate chip scones
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup plus 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 5 Tablespoons unsalted butter, cold and cut into pieces
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips or chunks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cups cream or milk
Preheat your oven to 450 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat and set aside.

In a large bowl, mix together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt, and 1/3 cup of the sugar until well blended. Using your hands, add in the butter and press the butter in between your fingers and keep blending until the mixture resembles wet sand and you get some small chunks. Add in the chocolate.

In a small bowl, whisk the egg and vanilla extract together. Add this to the large bowl. Again, mix everything together with your hands. Slowly drizzle in the cream or milk and keep kneading until you achieve a uniform dough. It should be slightly sticky but not enough to completely stick to your hands.

Roll the dough out onto a lightly floured surface into a circle, about 3/4" thick. Cut like a pizza, into 8-10 wedges or slices. Place on your prepared baking sheet. Brush the tops with some cream or milk and sprinkle on the remaining 2 Tablespoons of sugar. Make sure you leave some room in between each scone. Bake for about 8-10 minutes or until the scones are set but still slightly soft in the middle. They will continue to set while they cool.

Allow the scones to cool before serving. Store scones in an airtight container at room temperature. They will keep for a few days.

Yield: About 8-10 scones

Source: How to Bake Everything by Mark Bittman


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