Thursday, February 25, 2010

A bit decadent for a scone!

I tried this recipe today from The Complete Canadian Living Baking Book. I am very fond of Canadian Living recipes, as they are reliable, not to mention tasty. These are Walnut Chocolate Fudge scones:

I haven't tried one yet, but as soon as the tea is ready, there will be eleven scones, not twelve.

Walnut Chocolate Fudge Scones

2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
2-1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp each baking soda and salt
1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
1 cup buttermilk
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup chopped toasted walnut halves

1 cup icing sugar
2 tbsp cocoa powder
2 tbsp milk (approx)
1 tsp vanilla

-Line large rimless baking sheet with parchment paper or dust with flour; set aside.

-In large bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Using pastry blender, cut in butter until crumbly. In separate bowl, whisk together buttermilk, egg and vanilla; pour over flour mixture. Sprinkle with walnuts; stir with fork to make soft ragged dough.

- With lightly floured hands, press dough into ball. On floured surface, knead gently 10 times. Pat out into 10- x 7-inch rectangle; trim edges to straighten.

-Cut rectangle into 6 squares; cut each diagonally in half. Place on prepared pan. Bake in centre of 400F oven until tops are firm to the touch, 18 to 20 minutes. Transfer to rack; let cool.

Fudge Icing:

-In small bowl, sift sugar with cocoa. Add milk and vanilla; whisk until smooth adding up to 1 tsp more milk if necessary to make spreadable. Spread over scones; let stand until set, about 1 hour.

Yield 12 scones. Store in airtight container at room temperature for up to one day or wrap each in plastic wrap and freeze in airtight container for up to 2 weeks.


  1. Thank you! Thank you! I'm trying this recipe right tomorrow. It looks delicious and easy. I'm just in the mood lately to bake what is offered on my friends' blogs. And my son, who always gets ten for each dozen of anything I bake, loves it! I've always enjoyed that magazine but I don't subscribe anymore as I have so many of them. No more space.

  2. THe scones are not super-sweet (which is fine with me!) so the icing adds a nice amount of sweetness. Hope you enjoy them!

  3. Good God, that looks delicious! I'm going to give it a try soon!

  4. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. My parents are coming soon, so I'm going to make this for them.

    Btw, I love the Day of the Dead chicken cards. Very interesting. I'm going to share with Michael's art teacher somehow and see if she will teach him something like that.

    Did I tell you that I'm beginning to buy fresh eggs from another homeschool mom w/ a mini-farm? I have lots of green eggs this week.

  5. My pleasure! Robin, I hope your parents like them. They aren't sweet like a brownie, they are very much scones, but I loved 'em. They would be good with jam and cream on top too!!

    I am fascinated with the artwork and symbolism associated with the Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexico. It's really wonderful.

    And I'm jealous of your green eggs!


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