Chocolate Scones

Photo: K. Henriques

I realized I hadn’t tried a chocolate scone yet so I did a little research online and ended up going with this recipe from Sugar Salt Magic. I chose this recipe because it was triple chocolate and I thought it would be fun to use the biscuit cutter for the scones rather than doing the triangular shape since that’s all I’ve made so far.

This recipe is unlike most of the other scone recipes I’ve tried; for starters, it uses a food processor. I did use a food processor rather than cutting the butter in myself because I’ve found it makes things a little easier. This recipe also calls for butter and milk (rather than heavy cream). I noticed my dough was a lot drier than normal, even after putting a little more milk in. I rolled the dough out and once flattened to the appropriate size, I used the biscuit cutters to cut out circles.

Instead of just melting some chocolate chips and drizzling it over the scones I decided to make a chocolate icing glaze. I used about ¾ cup powdered sugar, 1/4 cup cocoa powder, 2-3 Tablespoons milk, and a dash of vanilla extract.

The scones were good, but the dough felt a little tough. I’m not sure if I over mixed the dough, leading to the tough texture, or if that’s just how this recipe turns out. These did taste chocolatey, and while scones generally aren’t very sweet I do think I would have liked for this scone to be just a tad sweeter. All in all – it was a fun experiment and I definitely think I’ll try some variation of these again in the future.

Baking Ease10
Time Spent10
Taste8
Visual9

Recipe Used: Sugar Salt Magic

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