Mocha SconesSeptember 23, 2011
These mocha scones are awesome! If you like scones, and even if you don’t, you must try these. Coffee+chocolate= perfection!
I made these yesterday morning for a tea/coffee/snack get together, and they were a hit! Before I left the house, Reinman kept asking me to leave him a few. Hehe.
recipe from My Baking Addiction (great food blog, by the way!)
- 2 1/4 cups of flour
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 8 T butter, frozen
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/2 cup strong coffee, room temperature
- 1 egg
Mocha Glaze Ingredients:
- 1/4 cup strong coffee
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 2 oz unsweetened chocolate, melted
- Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position, and heat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Using a box grater, grate your frozen butter in flour mixture. Mix until you get a coarse meal, and then add in chocolate chips.
- In a small bowl, whisk sour cream, coffee, and egg.
- Stir sour cream mixture into flour mixture until you get a nice dough formed. Then use your hands to get a nice ball formed. The dough with be sticky.
- Lightly flour a work space, and put your dough there. You can cut these scones in two ways: You can form dough into a circle and cut into 8 triangles, or you can form dough into a rectangle and cut dough into 10 squares, and cut those squares into triangles to get 20 scones. I did the rectangle version, and got 20 scones.
- Put scones in prepared baking sheet about 1 inch apart. Bake until golden, about 15 minutes for smaller triangles, and 18-22 for larger triangles.
- Cool on wire rack. Once cool, time to make your glaze!
- In a small bowl, combine powdered sugar and coffee and whisk until smooth. Whisk in melted chocolate until smooth.
- Lay a piece of parchment paper on a work surface, place a wire rack over paper, and put scones on rack. Put chocolate glaze in a zip baggy, and cut off a small piece of plastic off the corner of the bag.
- Drizzle glaze over scones, and let glaze set for an hour.
There ya go! So yummy, and really pretty easy.
— the Jilb