Dark Chocolate and Cream Cheese Scones

Dark Chocolate and Cream Cheese Scones

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I’ve looked through my cooking books and found this delicious recipe for scones. Usually, I am going for the pictures for and then for the recipe when deciding what to bake; but today I decided to think outside the box and read the recipe. I tried to imagine the taste, after all, I love all the ingredients: dark chocolate, cream cheese, and the result too: scones!  I often find myself ordering scones from Starbucks, and made some couple of times, so what could be wrong with a picture less recipe? NOTHING!!! 

I know that everyone says that their recipes are the best thing they ever tried in their entire life, and I am no exception. These scones are really good: 7 am, outside is such a clean air, bird chirping, and quiet – the exact way I imagined drinking my coffee with these wonderful scones. Nothing can beat the taste, the feeling, the gratefulness. 

The recipe is easy to make, not expensive, and it comes from a great book and great cook. As the author said herself: ” the trick with this dough is not to overwork it.” – Kate Shaffer

Dark Chocolate and Cream Cheese Scones

 

Ingredients:

Makes 8

2 large egg yolks
1 cup heavy cream 
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 cups flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp sea salt
4 oz cream cheese
8 tbsp unsalted butter, cold
1 cup chopped dark chocolate ( the original recipe uses bittersweet chocolate, I always change things around)

How to:

Preheat oven to 400*F.

In a glass measuring cup, whisk together the egg yolks and enough heavy cream to measure 1 cup. Stir in the vanilla extract. Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

Grate the butter directly into the dry ingredients, and mix in with your hands, rubbing gently.

Cut or tear the cream cheese into small chunks, and toss into the dry ingredients. Toss in the chocolate, and stir it all together.

Pour in the egg mixture and mix quickly with a large rubber spatula. Add more cream if needed, stirring briskly, with a few strokes after any addition. You should have a crumbly mixture that barely qualifies as dough at this point.

Turn the dough onto a cutting board and quickly knead together using a bench scraper to help you for the chunky mixture into a dough. Flatten the dough into a disc and cut into 8 triangles with a very sharp knife. Place the triangles onto two parchment-lined cookie sheets, four to a sheet, and sprinkle the tops with sugar.

Bake for 20-25 minutes. Rotate the sheets once during baking. 

~Cooking process can be found here~

Dark Chocolate and Cream Cheese Scones
Serves 8
I've looked through my cooking books and found this delicious recipe for scones. Usually, I am going for the pictures for and then for the recipe when deciding what to bake; but today I decided to think outside the box and read the recipe. I tried to imagine the taste, after all, I love all the ingredients: dark chocolate, cream cheese, and the result too: scones! I often find myself ordering scones from Starbucks, and made some couple of times, so what could be wrong with a picture less recipe? NOTHING!!! I know that everyone says that their recipes are the best thing they ever tried in their entire life, and I am no exception. These scones are really good: 7 am, outside is such a clean air, bird chirping, and quiet - the exact way I imagined drinking my coffee with these wonderful scones. Nothing can beat the taste, the feeling, the gratefulness. The recipe is easy to make, not expensive, and it comes from a great book and great cook. As the author said herself: " the trick with this dough is not to overwork it." - Kate Shaffer
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
35 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
35 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 large egg yolks
  2. 1 cup heavy cream
  3. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  4. 3 cups flour
  5. 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  6. 4 tsp baking powder
  7. 1/2 tsp baking soda
  8. 1/2 tsp sea salt
  9. 4 oz cream cheese
  10. 8 tbsp unsalted butter, cold
  11. 1 cup chopped dark chocolate ( the original recipe uses bittersweet chocolate, I always change things around)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400*F.
  2. In a glass measuring cup, whisk together the egg yolks and enough heavy cream to measure 1 cup. Stir in the vanilla extract. Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  4. Grate the butter directly into the dry ingredients, and mix in with your hands, rubbing gently.
  5. Cut or tear the cream cheese into small chunks, and toss into the dry ingredients. Toss in the chocolate, and stir it all together.
  6. Pour in the egg mixture and mix quickly with a large rubber spatula. Add more cream if needed, stirring briskly, with a few strokes after any addition. You should have a crumbly mixture that barely qualifies as dough at this point.
  7. Turn the dough onto a cutting board and quickly knead together using a bench scraper to help you for the chunky mixture into a dough. Flatten the dough into a disc and cut into 8 triangles with a very sharp knife. Place the triangles onto two parchment-lined cookie sheets, four to a sheet, and sprinkle the tops with sugar.
  8. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Rotate the sheets once during baking.
Adapted from Kate Shaffer
Adapted from Kate Shaffer
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