Monday, September 3, 2012

SRC: Double Chocolate Scones

Its SRC reveal time again. What a ride The Secret Recipe Club has been! I've been a part of it for more than a year now and have had a blast. I've been a part of Group B since the member were first split into groups and have gotten to know some wonderful people there. This month though, is my first month with Group A and at the helm is Jane Evans Bonacci a.k.a The Heritage Cook. I'm looking forward to meeting all the wonderful folks in Group A; I can't wait.

This month, I was assigned Noelle's blog - Opera Singer in the Kitchen. Hi Noelle!!! You can head over to check out some of her performance videos. She is mommy to the gorgeous little Julianne and is currently expecting her 2nd little bundle of joy. Oh and she blogs regularly. I'm in awe of her ability to do it all. I had the most wonderful time going through her blog this month and have made a nice little list of things I'd like to try. For this months reveal, I picked the Double Chocolate Scones. Things have been insane around here lately and I needed a chocolate fix. This seemed perfect. It was so simple to put together and in no time I was sitting back with some lovely warm scones.

I didn't make any changes to the recipe except for swapping the heavy cream for yogurt, since I was out of cream and cut down on the amount of chocolate chips. The scones still turned out really well. As a personal preference, I think I will make these with Vanilla extract the next time and maybe add some toasted chopped hazelnuts to switch things up.

Double Chocolate Scones
Makes 8

1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1/4 cup cocoa, unsweetened
1 tbsp baking powder
A pinch of salt
1/3 cup cold butter, cubed (I used salted and reduced the amount of salt)
1/2 cup sugar
1 large egg
1/2 cup yogurt, unflavored (The original recipe calls for cream)
1 tsp almond extract
1/2 cup bittersweet chocolate chips
Icing sugar for sprinkling, optional

Line and grease a cookie sheet with baking paper.

Preheat the oven to 180ÂșC.

Sift the flour, cocoa, salt, baking powder together to make sure they've mixed well.

Place these dry ingredients in a bowl and add the sugar. Stir to incorporate well.

Rub the cold butter into the dry ingredients till it reaches a crumb stage.

In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs, yogurt and the extract to blend them well.

Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ones, add the chocolate chips and stir with a wooden spoon to form the batter.

On a floured surface, roll out the dough to an 8" disc and cut into 8 wedges or cut using a biscuit cutter. Place on the prepared cookie sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes.

Serve them warm or cool completely and store. Sprinkle with icing sugar (if using) when the are cool.

Do you wanna see what they look like on the inside? Absolutely yummmmm!!!


  1. They look delicious - I'm always up for double chocolate anything!

  2. These look good. Scones are one of my favorite things to bake so I'll have to give these a try.

    1. I've only recently fallen in love with them - this is just the second time I've made scones ... the possibilities are endless. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Welcome to Group A! Great looking scones. Love the perfectly cut circles--well, and I love the chocolate, too. ;)

    1. Thanks Katrina. By the way, are you going to be a part of 12WOCC this year?

  4. Aww thanks so much for the write up! Welcome to SRC. Now I am going to have to make these scones again! GLad you chose these. :-)

  5. Welcome to group A and your scones look wonderful!

    If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my SRC entry: Fried Green Tomatoes.

    Cook Lisa Cook

  6. I need to try these. They look so delicious. Great SRC pick.

  7. Welcome to Group A!!! Great SRC pick

  8. I've wanted to try my hand at scones for quite awhile. Now that I've seen this recipe for double chocolate ones, I MUST make them now. They look great.

  9. These scones look lovely. Great choice! Welcome to Group A!

  10. Replies
    1. That a good choice. You need a little something to wash it down with!

  11. Your scones look really tasty. I love scones and chocolate so this is a definite winner.

  12. These scones sound amazing with that douvle dose of chocolate! Great SRC choice!

  13. Mmm scones are the best and these look amazing. Great pick!

  14. Thanks very much for following Carole's Chatter. I am also going to enjoy having a peek at these SRC entries. Have a great week.


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