This chocolate chip scones recipe breaks away from tradition, they're pretty rich and dense. The brown sugar gives their sweetness a depth that goes great with the chocolate chunks. Serve with a butter and jam and a nice cup of tea or coffee.
Chocolate Chip Scones
This chocolate chip scones recipe breaks away from tradition, they're pretty rich and dense. The brown sugar gives their sweetness a depth that goes great with the chocolate chunks. Serve with a butter and jam and a nice cup of tea or coffee.Print Pin Rate Share
Servings: 8 Scones
- ¾ cup buttermilk - cold separate ¼ cup for brushing scones
- 1 large egg
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 6 tablespoon butter - 85 g cold and cut into small pieces
- 1 cup dark chocolate - roughly chopped
- sugar - sprinkling
- Preheat the oven to 400 F (200 C).
- In a bowl whisk together ½ cup of the buttermilk, egg, brown sugar, and vanilla until the mixture is well combined.
- In a separate bowl stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt then mix in the butter with your fingers or a pastry cutter until the mixture resembles coarse bread crumbs.
- Gently stir the wet mix into the flour mixture, using a fork, until it comes together as a dough, then stir in the chocolate pieces.
- Remove the dough to a floured surface, and knead gently for about 1 minute, then pat it into a ¾ inch thick round and cut it into 8 wedges.
- Put the wedges on a baking paper lined baking sheet, and brush with the remaining buttermilk, and sprinkle with sugar.
- Bake in the center rack of the oven for about 15 - 18 minutes, or until golden brown.
Calories: 317kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 420mg | Potassium: 258mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 98IU | Calcium: 158mg | Iron: 5mg
Okay these babies just came out of the oven and they are delicious! They made my house smell heavenly and they looked so divine that I didnt even let mine cool before it was on a plate and being consumed. Great scone. Not too dense not too light. The chocolate chips added some nice sweetness (I didnt have baking chocolate but I did have semi sweet chocolate chips so those went in instead.) Amazing. I made them for my neighbor and I am sure she will be pleased as punch to get them. Thanks for the recipe. After several hit dinners, appetizers and desserts you have become one of my go to recipe blogs. Thank you so much 😀
Ummm... Where does the chocolate go in?? It's not in the instructions - or am I going blind?