These delicious buttermilk scones are something special with the addition of dark chocolate pieces, perfect with a cup of tea in the afternoon
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Buttermilk chocolate scones
Makes 5 to 6
– 150g self raising flour
– 1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda
– 60g butter
– 1 tbsp brown sugar
– 45 to 50g buttermilk
– 20g dark chocolate (we like 70% minimum), broken into small pieces
– touch of milk, to glaze
1. Preheat the oven to 180C.
2. In a large bowl, mix with your hands the flour, bicarb and butter until the mix resembles sand. Add the brown sugar and repeat.
3. Add the buttermilk and chocolate pieces and bring the mixture into a ball, scraping the sides of the bowl to collect all the floury sand. The ball shouldn’t be too wet (add a touch of flour) or too dry (add more buttermilk). Don’t over mix it.
4. Flatten it slightly (about 3 to 4cm thick) and with a small cookie cutter, stamp out rounds. Brush the surface with a touch of milk and bake in the oven for 10-15min until golden and risen.