Edinburgh Chocolate Scones

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 18 mins

adapted from Bon Appetit. Serve warm with raspberry jam and clotted cream.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Combine flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, cocoa powder in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until a coarse meal is formed.
  4. Whisk together the egg yolk and cream in a small bowl, then stir into the flour mixture just enough to blend (do not overmix).
  5. Dump dough onto a lightly floured surface, dust your hands lightly with flour and knead dough gently 5 times, just to bring the dough together.
  6. Gently press dough into a thick round, then use a 2 1/2" round biscuit cutter to cut out scones.
  7. Gather scraps, reform your dough circle and cut remaining scones out.
  8. Bake on large baking sheet lined with parchment and brush lightly with a bit of milk.
  9. Bake until puffy and dry around the edges, about 18 minutes.
  10. Cool on racks slightly.


Most Helpful

I've made a lot of scones, but this was my first time making chocolate scones. These turned out fluffy and tender. It was almost like eating a delicate brownie. I think some mini chocolate chips would be a good addition to these. Made for Comfort Cafe.

Crafty Lady 13 December 31, 2008

These were very good. I added chocolate bits to just make them that more chocolately!

LaurietheLibrarian December 30, 2008

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