Choco-Minty Scones

3.5 cups Flour
½ cup Sugar
2 tsp BP
1/2 tsp BS
¼ tsp Salt
½ cup Dutch Cocoa
2 Eggs
4 tbsp Butter
4 tbsp Light Cream Cheese
1/3 cup Light Sour Cream
1 tsp Vanilla
1.5 tsp Peppermint Extract
50 g Dark Chocolate (half of one large bar)
1 tbs Milk (or Almond Milk)
Sugar for sprinkling!
My Method:
Mix together all of your dry ingredients in a bowl.
Chop your chocolate into small pieces.
Cream together your butter and cream cheese.
Add in the sour cream, eggs, and extracts.
Slowly add the dry ingredients into your mixer until combined. Add the chocolate pieces just until mixed in.
Mix in the milk just to loosen up the mixture and to pull in any extra dry ingredients.
Pat mixture onto a lightly floured surface and cut into even sized pieces.
Roll into balls and pat into whatever scone shape you would like. Sprinkle with sugar and pop these beauties into the oven!
-You can change the extracts in this recipe for a different flavour. Try almond or orange extract!
-Using a good quality Dutch Cocoa in your recipes makes a big difference. It has a pure, intense chocolate flavour and is much better quality!
-Make sure you dont use spreadable cream cheese. It’s just not the same.
-Using cut up chocolate pieces rather than chocolate chips gives it a better texture in my opinion and allows for more chocolate throughout the scone rather than larger pieces.
16 scones
Bake at 400 degrees
15-17 minutes

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