Monday, August 15, 2011

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Scones

I am undeniably a coffee person.  In the mornings there is nothing more enticing to me, than waking up to the smell of a fresh pot of brewing coffee, and what goes great with coffee?  Scones. 

These soft and heavenly scones are definitely a favorite between my husband and myself, and are made quite frequently.  The best part about them is that they don't take long to make and I usually have all the ingredients on hand.  Not only do they make a tasty breakfast, but they also make a great afternoon snack.

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Scones
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Makes about 9 scones
1 ½ cups plus 2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
¼ cup sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
dash of salt
1 cup heavy cream (I sometimes use skim milk)
1 1/4 cups white chocolate chips
¾ cup macadamia nuts
1 Tbsp. butter, melted
Additional sugar for sprinkling
Additional white chocolate for drizzle (optional)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or line with parchment paper.  In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.  Add in the white chocolate chips and macadamia nuts, stirring to combine.  Add the heavy cream to the flour mixture combining just until a dough forms and the dry ingredients are incorporated.  Knead the dough, with well floured hands, until everything is combined and evenly distributed.

Using your hands, or a dough scoop, tear off rounds of dough and place onto prepared baking sheets.  Brush lightly with the melted butter and sprinkle lightly with the extra sugar.  Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the tops are lightly browned.

Let cool on a wire rack and then lightly drizzle with white chocolate (optional).  Melt your white chocolate in a double boiler, becuase it will burn if you try to mircowave it.

Source: Inspired by and adapted from Annie's Eats; originally from Hersey's


Kimberly said...

Jamie, I don't see in the ingredients how much heavy cream you are supposed to use

Anonymous said...

Thanks for making me aware of this. I changed the page so now it says how much to use. 1 cup.

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