Death By Chocolate Scones

17Aug09

Wow, guys, let me try to express how busy last week was. I had three out-of-town houseguests, a boyfriend who himself is out of town (Europe, to be exact), one dinner/movie night with the girls, one Red Sox game to attend, and one delicious lasagna dinner made by said houseguests. All of which added up to… not a lot of kitchen time for me! Although I ate well and must admit that even after all this kitchen activity on my part, a hot dog with the works at the ball game still tasted damn good.

Anyway, this weekend I ventured up to the Adirondacks again to visit with the crazies, aka my mom and her college friends. Dad and I try to fit in but had to sneak away to the swimming hole for a couple beers at one point πŸ™‚ Talk about food lovers! I think 90% of our conversations were about recipes, techniques, cheese!, etc etc. Which was all fine by me, obviously! Overall a great weekend but lots of driving. Anyway I finally have some more things to share with you all… two chocolate recipes and another mint recipe! So stay tuned for more after this.

ChocoScones_plate

Onto the meat of this post… or should I say chocolate? As soon as I saw this recipe a week or two ago I knew I needed to try it. I don’t even usually go crazy for scones… but chocolate scones? I could get excited about that. This weekend was the perfect opportunity to try them. Amanda over at Slow Like Honey warned me that they were dangerously good… she was right! Scones definately need to be eaten fresh out of the oven, and with this recipe I tried a couple ways of accomplishing that. Obviously the ones I baked the day of were great. I also froze some of them and reheated them in the oven a day or two later and they were also good, but not as good as fresh. The other thing I tried was refrigerating the dough, unbaked. I then rolled it out and baked it two days later. This, I think, is the way to go. Although you must let the dough come to room temp after taking it out of the fridge. Otherwise the insides will still be chewy by the time the outsides are cooked! I also found that the scones rose more two days in. Maybe the baking powder had more time to act or something? Maybe it was my imagination. Either way, these were DELICIOUS. Thanks Amanda!

Death By Chocolate Scones (makes 12)
9 oz semi-sweet Chocolate Chips
1/4 cup Cocoa
1/2 cup Sugar
2 2/3 cups Flour
3 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Salt
6 Tbsp Cold Butter
1 Egg
3/4 cup milk (I used 2%)

Preheat to 400. Using a food processor, chop half the chocolate chips up into small pieces. Mix togethr the cocoa, sugar, flour, baking powder and salt, and add to the chopped chocolate. Using a pastry cutter or two knives, cut in the cold butter. When the mixture resembles cornmeal, add in the rest of the (whole) chocolate chips. In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg and the milk. Slowly add the milk mix to the dry ingredients and stir to combine until evenly moistened.

ChocoScones_batter

Knead the dough together a few times until the dough is one solid ball. Divide into three chunks. Here’s where you can set some aside to refrigerate if you’d like. Otherwise, roll out each chunk of dough into a circle, about an inch thick or a little less. Using a knife, cut the disc into four wedges.

ChocoScones_tobake

Place all the wedges onto a cookie tray lined with parchment paper and bake for 15 minutes or until the tops start to get the slightest bit golden. Serve alone or with a little butter! YummmMMM!

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12 Responses to “Death By Chocolate Scones”

  1. 1 Sara

    you ate well last week?! what about all those birthday cakes?! lol..

  2. 2 katemotter

    Eating well doesn’t always mean being on a diet. I ate well – I ate good food with good people. What’s better than that?

    Isn’t it funny, though, how in America “eating well” is interpreted as sticking to a diet? Where as in Europe or even in past times in the US, “eating well” often means/meant eating richly, or “eating like a king,” or just eating good food?

    Americans have such a disturbed view of food and eating sometimes. What a fat-assed, weight-loss centric country we live in. Ridiculous, really.

    OK I’m done.

  3. wow, those scones look so good! i love scones, but i’ve never had chocolate ones. thanks for the recipe.

  4. Death by chocolate “anything” sounds good to me. These scones really are appealing. Looking forward to making them. I am glad I found your site via the foodbuzz widget.

  5. 6 katemotter

    Lola and Lisa – thanks! They were so tasty. Foodbuzz is great for discovering new blogs!

  6. 7 Cheri

    I’m going to substitute a few tablespoons of the milk with cold espresso. I hope it turns into a Cafe Mocha Scone. Thanks.

  7. 8 jenn

    the consistency of the dough is not what i expected so dont mind when it’s thicker than most doughs. They’re really delicious. I made a batch with and without chips. I should have added a little extra sugar to the batch with no chips but the original recipe posted is perfect. not too sweet and very satisfying.

  8. 9 Amanda

    Thanks for posting such an easy recipe! I have to say, I agree with Kate; the media is getting everyone afraid of eating “good food” anymore. However, its not “Americans” per se that are like this, its the media and pop culture scaring everyone to death over butter and chocolate! All that could make this recipe better is a little bacon! Ah..The 3 best ingredients! And now that most people are too terrified to eat them anymore, well, more for me! πŸ™‚

  9. 10 Darla

    I just made these to send to my daughter in Afghanistan. They are amazing!!!! I hope she loves them as much as I do! These are the first scones I’ve ever made and this recipe is a keeper! Thanks for the recipe.

  10. 11 leslie

    hey do you know the actual values of the ingredients, us brits dont use the cup measurement? 😦


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