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Homemade Chocolate Scones: A Delicious Treat

These homemade chocolate scones are the perfect way to indulge your sweet tooth at breakfast. They’re incredibly soft and flaky, with a rich chocolate flavor that pairs beautifully with your morning coffee.

Why You’ll Love These Scones

Making scones at home is easier than you might think, and the results are far superior to store-bought varieties. These chocolate scones are no exception! They’re bursting with chocolate flavor, have a hint of coffee for added depth, and boast a melt-in-your-mouth texture. The decadent chocolate ganache drizzle on top is the ultimate finishing touch.

Simple Ingredients, Big Flavor

The beauty of this recipe lies in its simplicity. You likely have most of the ingredients on hand already!

  • All-purpose flour: The base of the scones, providing structure.
  • Sugar: Sweetens the scones and helps them achieve a nice tenderness.
  • Cocoa powder: Delivers the rich chocolate flavor we all love.
  • Espresso powder (optional): Enhances the chocolate flavor for an extra decadent experience.
  • Baking powder: Ensures the scones rise beautifully for a light and fluffy texture.
  • Salt: Balances the sweetness and elevates the overall flavor.
  • Unsalted butter: Grated and incorporated into the dough for flakiness.
  • Heavy cream (or half and half): Adds moisture and tenderness to the scones.
  • Egg: Binds all the ingredients together.
  • Vanilla extract: A touch of warm vanilla flavor.
  • Chocolate chips: Melty pockets of chocolate goodness throughout the scones.
  • Additional heavy cream: Used to create the chocolate ganache drizzle.

Easy Steps to Scone Perfection

In just 30 minutes, you can be enjoying these delightful chocolate scones!

  1. Prep the Oven and Pan: Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Mix the Dry Ingredients: In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, espresso powder (if using), baking powder, and salt.
  3. Grate and Work in the Butter: Use a box grater to grate the cold butter into the dry ingredients. Toss the grated butter with the flour mixture using your hands until it resembles coarse crumbs.
  4. Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients: In a separate bowl, whisk together the cream, egg, and vanilla extract. Pour this wet mixture into the dry ingredients and gently fold it in with a rubber spatula until just combined. Avoid overmixing.
  5. Shape and Cut the Dough: Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface and gently knead it into a ball. Work the dough as little as possible. Flatten the dough ball into an 8-9 inch disc and cut it into 6-8 equal wedges with a sharp knife.
  6. Bake and Chill (Optional): Place the scone wedges on the prepared baking sheet, leaving space between them. For an extra flaky texture, you can chill them in the freezer for 15 minutes before baking. Otherwise, bake them straight away. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until the edges are set. Let the scones cool completely before adding the ganache.
  7. Make the Chocolate Ganache: Heat the cream in the microwave for 25 seconds. In a small bowl, combine the chocolate chips and pour the hot cream over them. Let it sit for 1 minute, then whisk gently until smooth and glossy.
  8. Drizzle and Enjoy! Drizzle the chocolate ganache over the cooled scones and savor these delicious homemade treats!
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Scones Recipe

Scones Recipe


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  • Author: Mekar Official
  • Total Time: 35 minutes

Description

These homemade chocolate scones are the perfect way to indulge your sweet tooth at breakfast. They’re incredibly soft and flaky, with a rich chocolate flavor that pairs beautifully with your morning coffee.


Ingredients

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  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ⅓ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp espresso powder (optional)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup cold, cubed butter
  • ⅔ cup cold heavy cream
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ⅓ cup chocolate chips
  • 3 tbsp heavy cream

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk dry ingredients (flour, sugar, cocoa powder, espresso powder, baking powder, salt).
  3. Grate cold butter into dry mix. Toss with hands until crumbly.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together cream, egg, and vanilla. Add to dry mix and stir gently until a dough forms. Briefly knead on a floured surface to form a ball.
  5. Flatten dough to an 8-9 inch disc. Cut into 6-8 wedges. Place on baking sheet, leaving space. Optionally, chill for 15 minutes.
  6. Bake 18-20 minutes or until edges are set. Cool for 25-30 minutes.
  7. For ganache, heat 3 tbsp cream for 25 seconds. Pour over chocolate chips, let sit 1 minute, then stir until smooth. Drizzle over cooled scones.
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Category: Bread, Breakfast, Dessert
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 6
  • Calories: 542kcal
  • Sugar: 24g
  • Sodium: 226mg
  • Fat: 32g
  • Saturated Fat: 20g
  • Carbohydrates: 60g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 8g
  • Cholesterol: 108mg

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