Chocolate Lover's Nutty Fudgey Scones

Leslie Speed Dutton

By
@leslieann1968

These are a chocolate lover's dream! My friends are always asking for this recipe.

Makes a great Valentine's Day morning oh so special.

Some serving suggestions:
1. Sprinkle powdered sugar on top.
2. Fresh berries and whipped cream.
3. Drizzle melted semi-sweet chocolate chips or hot fudge over the tops of scones and fresh strawberries.

Bake and serve in 1 day.


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Serves:

Makes 10 scones

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

4 c
all purpose flour
2/3 c
cocoa, unsweetened
4 3/4 tsp
baking powder
1 tsp
salt
2/3 c
sugar
3 Tbsp
sugar
12 Tbsp
butter, unsalted, cold, about 1 12 sticks, cut into tablespoon pieces
4 large
eggs
1 1/3 Tbsp
vanilla extract, 1 tbsp plus 1 tsp
2/3 c
heavy cream
3 Tbsp
heavy cream
2 c
semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 c
walnut pieces or pecan pieces
1/3 c
crystalized sugar (or granulated sugar) for sprinkling on top of dough

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F: Line 2 heavy cookie sheets or rimmed sheet pans with lengths of cooking parchment paper.
2
Mix the dough: Sift the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt, and granulated sugar into a large mixing bowl.
3
Drop in the chunks of butter and, using a pastry blender or two round-bladed knives, cut the fat into the flour mixture until reduced to large pieces about the size of large pearls. Reduce the fat further to smaller flakes, using your fingertips.
4
In a medium-size mixing bowl, whisk the eggs, vanilla extract, and heavy cream. Pour the egg mixture over the sifted ingredients, scatter the nuts and chocolate chips over, and stir to form a dough.
5
Gather the dough into a rough mass. Knead the dough lightly in the bowl for 30 seconds to 1 minute.
6
Form the scones: Divide the dough in half. On a lightly floured work surface, pat or roll each piece into a disk about 7 inches in diameter. With a chef's knife, cut each disk into 5 wedges.
7
As the scones are cut, press in any chips and nuts that may stick out of the sides. Transfer the scones to the prepared pans, placing them 3 inches apart. Assemble 5 scones on each pan. Sprinkle a little sugar on top of each scone.
8
Bake and cook the scones: Bake the scones in the pre-heated oven for 17 to 19 minutes, or until set. Begin checking the scones at 16 minutes.
9
Transfer the pans to cooling racks. Let the scones stand on the pans for 1 minute, then carefully remove them to cooling racks, using a wide offset metal spatula. Cool completely. Serve the scones freshly baked.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #walnuts, #scones, #pecans