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Choc-hazelnut scones

  • 0:25 Prep
  • 0:15 Cook
  • Makes 16

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups self-raising flour
  • 2 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 60g butter, chilled, chopped
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder, sifted
  • 1/3 cup NESTLÉ BAKERS' CHOICE Dark CHOC BITS
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped dry roasted hazelnuts
  • Buttermilk, extra, for brushing
  • Cocoa powder, to serve

Method

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 220C/200C fan-forced. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Position oven rack in the top half of oven.
  • 2
    Sift flour, sugar, baking powder and salt into a bowl. Add butter. Using fingertips, rub butter into flour mixture until mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add cocoa, choc bits and hazelnuts. Stir to combine.
  • 3
    Make a well in centre of mixture. Add buttermilk. Using a flat-bladed knife, stir until a sticky dough forms. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead gently until just smooth.
  • 4
    Roll dough out between baking paper to a 20cm square. Cut into 16 squares.
  • 5
    Place scones, just touching, on prepared tray. Brush with buttermilk. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden and hollow when tapped. Serve dusted with cocoa.

Source: taste.com.au

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