Okay! I admit it, I am a severe Chocolate Lover. I don’t go quite to addict, because I have promised myself I am going to lose weight and chocolate is off limits – lots at a time anyway. Today I decided it was time for some chocolate and I needed some tea, so what better way to ease the pain but to make scones with chocolate. UUUhhhhh!!!! So off to the cookbooks, teabooks, sconebooks for the right recipe.
CHOCOLATE SCONES.

    2/3 cup heavy whipping cream
    1 large egg, lightly beaten
    1 tsp vanilla
    1 3/4 cup AP flour
    1/4 cup cocoa powder (unsweetened)
    1/3 cup sugar
    2 1/2 tsp baking powder
    1/4 tsp salt
    1/3 cup (5T) cold unsalted butter, in pieces
    1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chunks/chips
    1/3 cup white chocolate chunks/chips (I made my own – extra chunky!) 

  • Preheat oven to 375
  • In bowl whisk cream, egg, and vanilla together. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl mix dry ingredients. Cut butter pieces into dry mix to resemble crumbs. (And, as usual, I used my processor. Much easier.) Add chocolate. Add cream mixture and process until dough comes together. If too dry add a tad of cream.
  • Transfer dough to lightly floured surface and knead a few times. If you don’t want the white flour on the scones, dust surface with chocolate powder. Shape dough into a 7″ circle. (I actually made two 6″ circles, but they were not as tall when baked.) Cut into 8 wedges with sharp knife. Brush tops with a mix of 1 beaten egg and 1T milk.
  • Bake 15 minutes until firm on edges and soft in center. Inserted toothpick should come out clean. Cool on wire rack.
  • Enjoy with a little clotted cream or lightly whipped cream.
  • MMMMMM!!!!!!!

    Well, that solved my chocolate needs!!!

    Let me know how you like them.