Dark Chocolate and Cherry Scones
Crumbly, fluffy and soft scone filled with melted dark chocolate and dried cherries with and yogurt icing drizzle. Ooh yep. This should be on your weekend baking list
So, if you are after an easy afternoon snack then I would well recommend this delicious Dark Chocolate and Cherry Scone. Don’t get me wrong, I love a traditional scone, but sometimes it’s fun to veer away from the norm and do something a little different. This is one of those times. I was going to keep it simple with just some dark chocolate added, but I saw a little bag of dried cherries and threw them in too. It was a perfect addition.
Without further ado- here’s how you make them:
2 Cups Self Raising Flour
1 tbsp Caster Sugar
Pinch of Salt
60g Butter, chilled and cubed
3/4 Cup Buttermilk
75g Dried Cherries
100g Dark Chocolate, chopped
1 Cup Powdered Icing Sugar
1 tbsp Greek Yogurt
- Pre-heat oven to 220C and line a baking tray with grease baking paper.
- In a large bowl, sift flour, sugar and salt together.
- Add butter into flour mixture and rub in with your finger tips until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.
- Add cherries and chocolate into butter mixture and fold together.
- Make a well in the bowl and add buttermilk and stir with a flat bladed knife until a sticky dough forms.
- Lightly flour a surface (not too much otherwise the dough will become dry) and lightly knead until the dough is smooth.
- Roll out dough until approx 2 cm thick with a lightly floured rolling pin and shape into a circle. Slice the circle into 8 segments with a sharp knife
- Brush scones with buttermilk and bake in your pre-heated oven for 20-25 minutes until golden. Cool on tray for 5 mins before transferring to a wire rack.
- Whilst waiting for the scones to cool, in a bowl add the icing sugar and mix in water bit at a time until you get a good consistency. Drizzle over the scone before serving.
In my opinion this is best served warm with a cup of tea! You can even add a big dollop of double cream (my preference…just saying!). I guarantee that there won’t be many left for long and your baking paper will look a lot like the below!
Love and sweet treats!