For this month's Bread Bakers, the theme is chocolate and our host Shireen Siqueira wanted us to make bread with cacao, cocoa or carob in any form, as a filling, topping or in the dough. Initially my plan was to try my hands on chocolate babka and the scones were my Plan B, in case the babka did not work out. Well I did make the babka and am so glad I tried them. Even though they did not come out perfect, they just tasted out of the world. I'm definitely going to try them again soon and will surely post it.
Coming to my backup plan!!! From the time I baked these cranberry and orange scones, I just love scones!!! Since scones are very rich and loaded with calories, I make only small batches so that we don't end up eating a lot. Chocolate scones can turn out little dry, but the addition of cream and gooey chocolate chips keep them moist. These scones are bursting with chocolate flavor - from the cocoa powder, chocolate chips and finally the chocolate drizzle. If you love bread baking and want to be part of this wonderful group, go through the details at the end of the post.
While I was drafting the post, I noticed that this is my 350th post. Thank you all for the love and support, and keep visiting the blog. Off to the recipe!
Notes and Tips
- It is very important for the butter to be frozen. Otherwise it will be difficult to grate and the scones will not turn flaky.
- You can use a mix of milk, white and dark chocolate chips.
- The chocolate drizzle is optional. I made one set of scones without the chocolate drizzle and they were equal good.
- If the dough is very dry, add more cream or buttermilk as required.
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Breads with Cocoa, Cacao or Carob in any form
- Chocolate & Cherry Swirl Breads from The Bread She Bakes
- Chocolate Orange Swirl Buns from Mayuri's Jikoni
- Chocolate and Vanilla Brioche from Kidsandchic
- Chocolate Banana Quick Bread from Basic N Delicious
- Chocolate Buttermilk Quick Bread from Cindy's Recipes and Writings
- Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls from A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Chocolate Filled Bundt Bread from Food Lust People Love
- Chocolate Hazelnut Banana Bread from Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks
- Chocolate Monkey Bread from Sara's Tasty Buds
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Quick Bread from Magnolia Days
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Cinnamon Rolls from From Gate to Plate
- Chocolate Yeast Bread from Cook's Hideout
- Croatian Povitica - Chocolate Walnut Swirl Bread from Herbivore Cucina
- Dark Chocolate Cherry Pocket Bread from Karen's Kitchen Stories
- Dark Chocolate Chip Hot Cross Buns from Baking in Pyjamas
- Double Chocolate Espresso Scones from Wholistic Woman
- Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread from Sizzling Tastebuds
- Egg Free 45 Minutes Chocolate Buns from Gayathri's Cook Spot
- Eggless Chocolate Babka from I Camp in my Kitchen
- Eggless Chocolate Swirl Buns from Seduce Your Tastebuds
- Eggless Triple Chocolate Scones from Spill the Spices
- Four-Chocolate Sour Cream Quickbread from What Smells So Good?
- Leopard Print Bread from Spiceroots
- Pain Au Chocolat (Chocolate filled Croissants) from G'Gina's Kitchenette
- Pane Al Cioccolato - Chocolate Bread from Ruchik Randhap
- Petits Pain au Chocolat - Mini Chocolate Croissant from Sneha's Recipe
- Sourdough Cacao Sweet Bread from The Schizo Chef
- Sweet Russian Chocolate Braid from Hostess At Heart
- Two Chocolates Greek Yogurt Banana Bread from La cocina de Aisha