Triple Chocolate Scones with Orange Icing

by Megan on February 9, 2012

I have holes in the right elbow of most of my sweaters. I’m pretty much a ragamuffin because I keep wearing hole-y things. I suppose the only thing to do to avoid my elbow drama is to make scones. These scones will distract you from your ragamuffin ways and get your focus more on things like how to eat breakfast in a brownie outfit.

Heart-shaped scones are totally encouraged all year. But since Valentine’s Day is almost here you’ve got no excuse not to make everything you eat heart-shaped, right? And can you believe Sunday we’re hosting our 4th Valentine’s Brunch?! I’m super excited.

(Here’s a link to last year’s brunch party.)

Triple Chocolate Scones {makes 22 small scones}
Adapted from Slow Like Honey

Ingredients:

  • 3 oz. milk chocolate, chopped fine
  • 1/4 cup dutch-process cocoa powder, sifted after measuring
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 t baking powder
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 6 T cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch chunks
  • 4-6 oz. dark chocolate, cut into small pieces
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cup milk or buttermilk

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Stir milk chocolate together with the cocoa and sugar. Add the flour, baking powder and salt, and whisk together. Cut in the butter until the mixture resembles a coarse meal. Stir in the dark chocolate chunks.
  3. Whisk the vanilla, egg, and milk together and pour over flour mixture. Stir until a rough dough forms. Pour out onto a lightly floured surface and knead a few times to bring the dough together, adding more flour as needed. Pat dough down until about an inch high. (You can pat it into a round and cut out triangles or cut out shapes like I did.) Re-pat the dough down and cut out as many hearts as you can.
  4. Bake scones for about 10-15 minutes or until firm to the touch and darkened in color.

Icing everywhere with different styling options everywhere else.

Orange Icing
Recipe from this post

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 T butter, melted
  • 1 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 t orange zest
  • Juice squeezed from 1/2 an orange

Directions:

  1. Combine melted butter and 3/4 cup powdered sugar and mix with a hand mixer until combined.
  2. Add orange zest and juice and mix until no longer lumpy. Add remaining 1/2 cup of powdered sugar, 1/4 cup at a time mixing between additions.
  3. Drizzle using a spoon or fill a plastic bag, snipping the corner,  and pipe over the scones to your heart’s content. Promptly eat one. …that is if you can stop at one.

Yay! Click HERE for a printable pdf of the recipes above.

Valentine scones. Valentine Shoes.

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

mum February 9, 2012 at 9:28 am

Soooo cute <3 ! I am totally a scone kind of lady!! I think I will be making heart shaped scones SOON! AND I am eager to see the newest Brunch photos!! ly

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Megan February 9, 2012 at 1:11 pm

Yeah man, you totally should make heart-shaped everything. <3 Too bad we aren't neighbors!

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cindy February 9, 2012 at 9:54 am

these scones were delicious, for realz! and, so pretty!

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Megan February 9, 2012 at 1:11 pm

Thanks lady!

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NicoleD February 10, 2012 at 5:38 pm

Your icing skills are top-notch! I think you just need some heart patches for your elbows 🙂

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Rebecca February 11, 2012 at 12:24 pm

So cute! I just made scones for the first time. It was a good idea. Do you do a lot of leaning on your right elbow? Or rub it against things? Haha.

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