I love making scones almost as much as I love eating scones. Up until I discovered my version of scone bliss at Panera a few years back, I always tuned my nose up to them thinking they were a slightly glorified biscuit. As much as I love me a good biscuit – scones are different and scones are delicious.
My latest shipment from Green Mountain Coffee included a variety of K-Cup® portion packs from the The Donut House® Collection. From the minute I opened the box, I knew something mocha was going to be happening in my kitchen.
My initial thought was to make cupcakes – go figure, right? But I wanted to branch out beyond the cupcake and decided to try give Mocha Scones a try. I used my favorite basic scone recipe and infused it with strong, freshly brewed coffee and semi sweet chocolate chips. Then I decided to take the mocha flavor to the next level by drizzling them with a mocha glaze that added the perfect finishing touch to an already incredible scone.
The scones turned out beautifully – they were tender, moist and perfectly sweet. Every single bite was bursting with mocha flavor and I must say they made my cup of Sunday morning coffee all that much more enjoyable.
Whether you’re looking for a midday pick-me-up or a delicious accompaniment to your morning coffee, these scones are sure put a little pep in your step.
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August 29th, 2011
Yield: 8-20 scones depending on size
For the Scones
2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
8 tablespoons unsalted butter, frozen
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup strong coffee, room temperature
1 large egg
For the Mocha Glaze
1/4 cup strong coffee
1 ½ cups confectioners’ sugar
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted
For the Scones
1. Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position and preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
2. In a medium bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Use the large holes of a box grater to grate the butter into the flour mixture. Use your fingers to work in butter (mixture should resemble coarse meal), then stir in chocolate chips.
3. In a small bowl, whisk sour cream, coffee and egg until smooth.
4. Stir sour cream mixture into flour mixture until the dough comes together. I typically just use clean hands for this process. Then use your hands to press the dough against the bowl into a ball. The dough will be sticky, but it will come together.
5. Place on a lightly floured work surface. Now at this point you can either pat the dough into an 8-inch circle about 3/4-inch thick and use a sharp knife to cut it into 8 triangles. Or you can pat it into a rectangle, then use a sharp knife to cut 10 even squares. Then cut 10 even squares in half to create 20 smaller triangles.
6. Place scones on prepared baking sheet, about 1 inch apart. Bake until golden, about 15 for smaller triangles and 18-22 minutes for larger triangles.
7. Cool on wire rack. Once scones are cool, prepare the glaze.
For the Mocha Glaze
1. In a small bowl, combine coffee and confectioners’ sugar and whisk until smooth. Whisk in melted chocolate until thoroughly combined.
2. Lay a large piece of parchment paper on your work surface, place a wire rack over the parchment paper. Place scones on wire rack. Place chocolate glaze in a large zip top bag, use scissors to snip a small piece of the bag off the corner of the bag.
3. Drizzle chocolate glaze over the scones. Allow glaze to set for about an hour.
- Store scones at room temperature for up to 3 days.
- Scone recipe is adapted from Pam Anderson via allrecipes