Chocolate and orange are the best of friends. They taste so wonderful together. Have you ever combined these two flavours with a scone? How do you think they will taste?
If you would like to find out then let’s get started.
The ingredients: 2 cups Self raising flour, 150ml whole milk, 1/4th cup unsalted butter, 4 tablespoons sugar, 1 orange, 200 grams milk chocolate, 300 ml cream, raisins and a pinch of salt.
First grate the orange zest. You can do this with a grater…
or by peeling it with a peeler…
and then chop it finely. After you finish chopping it keep it aside.
Now in a bowl, mix together the self-raising flour, the sugar and the pinch of salt.
After you finish mixing the dry ingredients, cut the zested orange in half.
Now squeeze out the juice from these two halves into the bowl. Also add the milk and mix it all together till it forms a dough.
Once it forms a dough add melted butter and knead the dough.
After the butter mixes in add the orange zest and the raisins and sultanas and continue kneading.
Knead the dough for about 5 to 10 minutes.
Now using your hands divide the dough into small rounded lumps and place them on a greased tray. You could also roll out the dough and cut it with a cookie cutter.
Bake these scones in an oven preheated to 200C for 15 to 30 minutes or until they turn golden brown.
While the scones bake, prepare the chocolate filling. Place a bowl on some boiling water and add 150ml of the cream and 2 tablespoons of butter to it. Bring the cream and butter mixture to boil.
Once it starts boiling remove the bowl from the boiling water. Now you can break the bar of milk chocolate with your hands and add it to the mixture. I used milk chocolate you can use dark chocolate if you prefer it. Now mix the chocolate with the cream and butter till it melts and forms a smooth paste. Cool this mixture till it thickens.
In another bowl take the rest of the cream…
and whip it till it thickens.
As soon as the scones turn golden brown remove them from the oven and cool them. Then cut them in half and place them on a plate.
Spread a generous amount of the cooled and thickened chocolate filling onto the scones.
Now place a generous amount of whipped cream on top of this chocolate filling.
Place the other half of the scone over the chocolate and cream covered half.
Your chocolate and orange scone with cream is ready.
Do the same thing with the rest of the scones.
You can serve them plain…
or with segments of oranges.
Hope you enjoyed baking these scones. Did you enjoy eating them too? Have you got any other tips you would like to share with us? Please leave your comments in the comments box below.