Chocolate Brownie Scones – photo tutorial

I love chocolate and I love scones.  So I put them together in my yummy Chocolate Brownie Scones.

These rich in chocolate scones have cocoa powder, melted bittersweet chocolate, and chocolate syrup.  And, to enhance that rich chocolate flavor, I add a little espresso powder.

Chocolate Brownie Scones are quick and easy to make, and will make for an anytime of the day chocolaty treat.

Let’s BAKE!


8 tablespoons butter
1-1/4 cups unbleached flour
1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, divided
2 teaspoons espresso powder
2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
1 cup buttermilk
1 egg, slightly beaten


Preheat oven to 400ºF.  Grate butter and put in freezer.  Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl combine both flours, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.

Melt 2 ounces bittersweet chocolate in microwave, stirring every 30 seconds.  Stir espresso powder into melted chocolate.  Stir chocolate syrup into melted chocolate-espresso mixture.  Whisk melted chocolate mixture into buttermilk until it looks like chocolate milk; set aside.

Add frozen grated butter to dry ingredients, stirring until all butter is covered by flour mixture.  Add chocolate-buttermilk mixture to flour-butter mixture, stirring until just combined (do not overmix).

Place dough on a heavily floured work surface, pat into a square. Roll out dough into a 12-inch square.  Fold into thirds, and then fold into thirds the other direction (you should have a square dough).  Place square dough on a flour plate and put in the freezer for 5 minutes.

Cut square dough into 3 equal pieces.  Pat each piece into a circle, approx. 5″ x 3/4″ thick.  Cut each circle into 4 pieces. Place 1-1/2″ apart on a parchment-lined baking sheet.  Brush tops with slightly beaten egg.

Bake at 400ºF. for 15-18 minutes.  Do not overbake.  Cool on cooling rack.

Melt remaining 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate in microwave, stirring every 30 seconds.  Pour melted chocolate into sandwich-size ziplock baggie; snip off corner; then drizzle melted chocolate on cooled scones.

Serve and enjoy!