So remember how I said I was going to update the Fresh Apple Cinnamon Scones on Instagram? Well I got to thinking, why in the world would I update/re-share a fall recipe during the month of love!? Since I couldn’t come up with a completely valid reason I decided to hold off till this fall, but I just couldn’t resist sharing another scone recipe because I am addicted to scones – especially ones with dark chocolate!
Last week when we went to Publix strawberries were 2 for $5 & usually that means we will just get one (half off) but this time I convinced Roger that we needed two. One for him & one for me so that I could make at least 2 strawberry recipes for Domestically Blissful – aka YOU!
While today’s focus will be on these Dark Chocolate Strawberry Scones with Strawberry Drizzle, don’t forget to check back this Thursday for my Dark Chocolate Strawberry Milkshake recipe – yes the same one I have been teasing you with on Intstagram.
What sends these Dark Chocolate Strawberry Scones over the top is the Strawberry Drizzle – which my husband said tasted like a strawberry milkshake. I’m not sure what I love more about this Strawberry Drizzle, the sweet taste or the bright pink color!
2 & 3/4 Cups Flour + Extra for Stickiness
2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
1 Pinch Salt
¼ Cup Sugar
1 Stick of Cold Butter (1/2 cup)
½ Cup Half & Half
½ cup French Vanilla Creamer + 1-2 tablespoons extra
¾ Cup Chopped Dark Chocolate
¾ Cup Diced Strawberries
First, preheat your oven to 400° degrees (unless you are going to freeze the dough – see below), then in a bowl sift all of the dry ingredients 2 & 3/4 cups flour, 2 tsp baking powder, 1 pinch of salt, & ¼ cup sugar.
Use your hands to crumble one stick of butter into the dry ingredients. You want the butter crumbles to be somewhat small, about the size of large peas, & dispersed throughout the dry ingredients.
Next, fold in the ¾ cup dark chocolate & ¾ cup diced strawberries.
Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients & pour in your ½ cup of half & half & your ½ cup of French vanilla creamer & gently combine the ingredients. Make sure that you don’t over mix, simply make sure that all of the ingredients are evenly combined to make a dough.
You can skip to the next step if you are in a hurry, but I like to place my scone dough in the freezer for 30-45 minutes (covered in cling wrap) so that the butter gets nice & cold. That way when the scones bake there will be yummy pockets of butter in your scones!
Split the Dark Chocolate Strawberry Scone dough in half & place both halves on a well floured surface & using your hands to shape the dough into round disks making sure it is about 1 & 1/2 inches thick. Putting a little extra flour on top of the dough when shaping it will help prevent stickiness. Usually I divide the dough into two disks making 12 normal sized scones. But to make them mini like these you will want to divide the dough into four disks – each disk being cut into 6 mini scones – making a total 24 mini scones.
Cut the dough into the perfect scone shape by using a pizza cutter. Place the scones on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper & brush each scone generously with French vanilla creamer. Place the scones in your preheated oven and bake them for 20 minutes. The Dark Chocolate Strawberry Scones are done baking when they are lightly golden.
While the scones are cooling, this is the perfect time to make the Strawberry Drizzle. First puree two strawberries with a hand blender – I used the Cuisinart chopper/grinder attachment – then add 2 cups powdered sugar, & 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. If needed add more powdered sugar till it is at your desired thickness.
Once the Dark Chocolate Strawberry Scones have cooled drizzle on the strawberry icing & let the icing harden. Although to be honest I usually eat one right after they come out of the oven, another right after I drizzle on the strawberry icing, & then again after the strawberry drizzle has hardened! I can’t feel guilty when they are mini!
Keep in a loosely sealed container for up to a week. (If kept in a sealed container the scones often become too moist.)
I’d love to see your Dark Chocolate Strawberry Scones with Strawberry Drizzle! Instagram your Domestically Blissful inspired recipes with the hashtag #DomesticallyBlissful and you might find your picture featured on DB’s Instagram!
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