Chocolate Pomegranate Scones Recipe

January 17, 2011 at 10:40 am 2 comments

So… this… this just works. They’re fluffy and moist on the inside, crunchy on the outside. The seeds burst with tangy sweetness when you bite into them, and the chocolate chips add a rich bitterness. If you need a break from dry toast for breakfast, this certainly will get the job done.

Ingredients:

2 c flour
1/4 c sugar
3 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 c butter, cut into small chunks, frozen
1 large egg
1/2 c milk
1 c pomegranate seeds
1/3 c dark chocolate chips
1 egg white
Sugar

Instructions:

Preheat the oven to 375˚F. Sift the flour and add the sugar, baking powder and salt. Mix well. Add in the butter, egg (not the egg white) and milk and mix until smooth. Add the pomegranate seeds and chocolate chips and knead until just mixed. Flour as needed. Because the batter is so thick, I found that they didn’t easily mix in. The best way I found was to pile the seeds and chips in an indentation in the batter, fold the batter over it, and knead a couple times. If any seeds fell out, make another indentation in the batter, and repeat. Don’t knead any more than is necessary to mix them all in. There will be plenty exposed on the outside of the batter when you’re done. If you lose a few here and there, you could always eat them!

Work into a 1″-thick round, and place on a greased cookie sheet. Cut into 8 wedges, and separate them by a half-inch or so. Brush with egg white and sprinkle with sugar. The egg white will give it an attractive glaze and the sugar will caramelize. Bake for 20-30 minutes until it starts to get a nice, toasty brown on the peaks. Remove, recut the pieces if necessary, and enjoy with a cup of Charles Towne English Breakfast.

Variations:

Substitute pomegranate seeds with pretty much any dried fruit or berry. Substitute the chocolate chips with nuts. Some combinations that were recommended to me: apricot/walnut, cherry/dark chocolate chips, cranberry/white chocolate, blueberry/pecan. Let your imagination go nuts!

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. linzfrentrop  |  January 17, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    I’m always looking for a good scone recipe, I’ll have to give this one a shot! 🙂

    Reply
  • 2. Bakerina  |  November 6, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    Just whipped these up and they are baking in the oven now! I ended up not cutting them when I made the 1″ round with the dough on the cookie sheet though since it was a bit too sticky. How much flour do you usually add when kneading? Thanks, can’t wait to try these with afternoon tea!

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