Choc Chip Scones

It seems my blog has a small problem. My post for Sunday did not push itself through and my saved post for Choc Chip Scones published in the unedited format. So, this recipe for Choc Chip Scones is the one that was meant to be live yesterday! Thank you Mandy for the heads up!

This year for International Scone Week hosted by Celia from Fig Jam And Lime Cordial I have chosen to make Choc Chip Scones using the cocoa nibs I bought a few months back. I used a recipe from Paul Hollywood’s 100 Great Breads and once again I had a few problems with the recipe. Firstly, I had to add more flour, but this might have been due to the fact that I chose to use up the spelt flour I had in my fridge. I was also amazed at how much baking powder the recipe uses but it did not leave a residual taste and so I can only say that yes, you need that much baking powder! The recipe told me to roll out the dough to 5cm (and as Tanya pointed out, 5″ is not 2cm as I had in the original post!). I checked all his scone recipes and they all say 5cm but I chose to roll it out thinner. I also had to bake the scones for longer than in the recipe but this could be all to do with my oven and the flour I used, as each flour reacts a different way. These might not look like ordinary, normal scones on the inside, but they taste and smell and look like scones on the outside.

Choc Chip Scones
Choc Chip Scones
Print Recipe
No ratings yet

Choc Chip Scones

Recipe Category: Baking
Makes enough for: 1 batch scones
All Rights Reserved: Adapted from Paul Hollywood's 100 Great Breads page 32


  • 350 g bread flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 200 g spelt flour
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 75 g fructose
  • 30 g baking powder
  • 75 g butter
  • 230 mls milk
  • 50 g cacao nibs or chocolate chips
  • egg wash


  • Place the flour, eggs, fructose, baking powder, butter and milk into a stand mixer bowl
  • Beat on a low speed for 2 minutes
  • Mix in the cacao nibs by hand
  • Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface
  • Roll out to 2cm thick and cut rounds using a cutter or glass
  • Place these onto a lined baking tray
  • Brush the tops with egg wash and place into the fridge for 30 minutes
  • Preheat the oven to 220° Celsius
  • Brush the tops with egg wash taking care not to let it dribble down the sides
  • Bake for 20 minutes
  • Cool on a wire rack and serve warm

Click on the links for conversions and notes.

International Scone Week 2014
International Scone Week 2014

What I blogged:

Lavender and Lime Signature

Top of Page

36 thoughts on “Choc Chip Scones

  1. Recipes that use large quantities of baking powder always leaves a horrible feeling in my mouth – good to hear this one doesn’t.
    Have a super day and hope you have sorted all your blog bug problems.
    🙂 Mandy xo

  2. Hi Tandy, your scones look wonderful, just wanted to verify that you used spelt four and regular flour both right?

    Hi Tandy, your scones look wonderful, was wondering what kind of flavor the spelt flour added to the scones, looking to buy spelt myself?

  3. OOO, those look delicious! Love how deeply browned the tops are, and how fluffy the insides are 🙂

  4. Hey!

    I would like to invite you to check out our site Adding your blog to our site will make your recipes available to many more users and help you get more visits to your blog. Our service is free and can you would be able to leave us any time.

    If you like the idea of being found on our page, please, add your blog here

    I hope to see you there soon!

    Kind Regards,
    Immanuel Kabuhung

    1. Dear Immanuel, many thanks for the offer but at present I will decline as I do not want to dilute my content across the web too much. Regards Tandy

  5. G’day! Who doesn’t LOVE choc chips in scones! YUM!
    Thanks for sharing as part of Celia’s International Scone Week too!
    Cheers! Joanne

  6. I made these tasty beauties but used white & wholemeal spelt flour in these!

    I loved them so much & so did my mom & dad! So thanks agin to the culinary creator! 😉 xxx

  7. Ohhhhh…. I am having friends over for brunch on Sunday, these little beauties will work a treat. Actually, I love scones, like I have a serious addiction to them, will travel hours for a good scone, so it wouldnt matter what meal I was eating, Id work them into the menu. #tryingthese

I would ♥ to hear from you (comments will be visible when I reply)

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.