Chocolate and Orange Scones recipe

Serves: 14

Prep time: 25 mins

Cook time: 10 mins

Total time: 30 mins


Meal type: dessert snack


Occasion: afternoon tea

Author: dghchocolatier

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  • 150g of Plain Flour
  • 12g of Cocoa Powder
  • 30g of Caster Sugar
  • 35g of Unsalted Butter
  • 110ml of Double Cream
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 50 Chopped Dark Chocolate
  • 4 drops orange oil


Preheat the oven to 180°C/gas mark 4

Lightly butter two baking sheets.

sieve the flour, baking powder and cocoa powder into a bowl.

Add the sugar and rub in the butter until the mix resembles fine breadcrumbs

A little at a time, add the chocolate chips, cream and gently work the mix with your hands until a dough forms - you may not need to add all of the cream

Wrap the chocolate mixture in cling film and rest in the fridge for 2 hours

Once the dough has rested, roll out on a lightly floured surface to approximately 1/2cm thick
Use a round 6cm cutter to cut out the chocolate scones, being careful not to twist the cutter or the circles will be wonky
Place the circles on a greased baking tray, cover with a tea towel and leave to rest in a warm place for 1 hour
Bake the chocolate scones for 9 minutes. Then, remove from the oven and allow to cool, dusting lightly with icing sugar