Scones are biscuit like cakes. They are lightly sweetened and are often served with cream tea. Preparing dough is more like a muffin batter but then continues to behave like a cookie dough and then after being baked its a cake..Whoaa :). I prefered it with some frosting on top to enrich the whole thing.
- Milk or cream – 2/3 cups
- Egg – 1
- Vanilla Extract – 1 teaspoon
- All-purpose flour – 1 3/4 cups
- Cocoa powder – 1/4 cup
- Sugar – 1/2 cup
- Baking powder – 2 teaspoons
- Salt – 1/4 teaspoons
- Butter ( Cold and firm) – 1/3 cup
1. Preheat oven to 180 degree C. Place oven rack in the middle of the oven. Mix flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Whisk them well to combine all dry ingredients together. Add milk in other bowl.
2.To the milk add egg and vanilla extract and combine them well. Make a well into the dry ingredients and pour wet into it. Mix them until just combined. Cut the cold butter into small cubes add them into the dough. Use your hands to break the butter and get them combined well again. Do not over mix.
3. Transfer the dough to a floured surface, flatten it evenly and use a dough cutter to cut them into 8 wedges. Line up a baking tray with parchment paper, arrange the wedges onto them. Brush the top of wedges with milk and bake in pre-heated oven for 18 – 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into one scone comes out clean. Cool them on wire racks and serve them warm or store them in airtight containers. Serve them with any preferred frosting for added richness.
Adapted from: Joyofbaking