Double Chocolate Scones

Chocolate deliciousness.

Makes 8 scones.

Ingredients:

2 cups flour

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/3 cup Dutch processed or dark cocoa powder (unsweetened)

1 tablespoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/3 cup cold butter, cut into small pieces

1 egg, slightly beaten

1/2 cup milk or cream

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted*

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

In a large bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.

Using a food processor or pastry cutter, cut in the butter until the mixture resembles a coarse crumble.

In a small bowl, whisk together the egg, milk or cream, and vanilla.

Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture, stirring until a dough forms.

Knead in the chocolate chips and pecans.

There are 2 ways to do the next step:

1. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface and pat into and 8 inch round about 1 inch thick.

Cut the round into 8 wedges.

Place the wedges 1 inch apart on an ungreased baking sheet.

OR

2. Divide the dough between the 8 sections of a scone pan. (Maple Oat Scones)

Bake for 12-14 minutes.

Serve warm.

*To toast the chopped nuts, place them in a pan just large enough to hold them and toast in a 350 degree oven for 2 minutes or until they smell so yummy that you want to eat them all.

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Comments on: "Double Chocolate Scones" (2)

  1. I love, love, LOVE these scones!! So chocolatey and delicious.

  2. These look so YUMMY! Your pictures make everything look good!

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