25 February 2011

Fat Fridays...

This Fat Friday brings me the perfect chance to introduce you all to one of my favourite blogging ladies ~ Joy The Baker. I'm sure lots of you read her blog, possibly as addictively as I do, and for those that don't I urge you to go and take a look. She'll no doubt be featuring a lot in Fat Fridays as her recipes are, frankly, incredible.


This recipe is one I'd seen ages ago on her blog, but had to wait for reading week to get the chance to cook and photograph it properly. And man was it worth the wait. Never before has 'eaten straight from the oven' been taken so literally. There were tears of joy. And blisters.

Not convinced? I'll let the recipe do the talking!

Chocolate Orange Scones ~ inspired by Joy the Baker

INGREDIENTS

Preheat the oven to 425ºF//220ºC//GM 7

In a large mixing bowl sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder and baking soda. Grate in the orange zest [I used the zest of a whole orange] and marvel at it's prettiness...

...boodiful.

Next, cut the butter into cubes and rub into the flour mixture with your fingertips until it looks like breadcrumbs.


When your fingers feel just about ready to drop off, it's probably time to stop.

Beat together the milk and egg yolk and pour [all at once] into the dry mixture.


Stir the liquid into the dry ingredients to form a sticky dough.

Now for the best bit... IT'S CHOCOLATE TIME PEEPS. Chop it up into fairly decent sized chunks and mix into the dough.
[note this recipe calls for chunks, non of this feeble 'chocolate drops' nonsense thank you]


Now for some much needed kneading...ahem. The recipe calls for the dough to be turned out onto a floured surface and kneaded ''about 15 times''. I found the mixture way too sticky to even pick up so added a little flour to the mixture before turning it out and kneaded it lightly to stop it from clinging to the surface.

Then flatten the dough into a roughly rectangular shape and cut into 6 squares.

Et voila, scones at the ready!


Brush with a little extra milk if you want a nice golden crust [and, let's face it, who wouldn't] and pop onto the middle shelf of the oven for 12-15 minutes.

For baking this is a pretty high temperature so you might want to keep checking that there's no burnt edges...or worse.

When the cooking time's up they should look a little something like this...


... a little higgeldy piggeldy perhaps, but wonderfully golden and oozy. Like a big golden....oozy monster.

Yeah. I'm err, not sure what I mean either, but I think this pic just about sums it up...


Scary stuff. Though not quite terrifying enough to stop me eating it. Plus two. Oops!

There's quite a few ingredients in this one, and a fair amount of steps too, but we're not talking rocket science. More Greg Wallace than gastro-cuisine. So if you like Terry's Chocolate Orange, and your partial to a scone or three, make sure you give this one a try...and let me know how you get on!

47 comments:

Dani said...

These sound DIVINE! I'm rubbish at baking but I might give these a try once essays are over :D xx

Angel In This Dress said...

Ahhhh that last image with the melted chocolate oozing out... makes me so hungry! :D I must go and make these! x x

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Dionne said...

They look delicious, nom making me hungry

Fashion Junkie said...

YUM. Your Fat Fridays are going to make me just that, FAT!

Señorita said...

Your dessert just jumped out at me!! That last photo made me want to reach in and eat one ;)

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PATSOIR said...

Oh my goodness. These sound and look amazing. seriously, i'm almost dribbling ahaha!
I need to try making some of these soon! :D
I absolutely love the way you write, you make me giggle! :D

thank you for your comment on my post, I commented back on the post, but then realised you might not check back, duh :| haha, stupid commenting system.
xxx

Marie-Renée said...

thank youuu (:
oh god, thanks for putting up these recipes, made me hungry though :p

MakeYuUp said...

Diviiiiiiiiiiiiiiiine.

Sherin said...

The last picture made me drool a bit! These look so delicious!!! Ooo, I wish I was a better baker.

UnaBb said...

that looks amazing!i really wanna try making this one!

Harriet said...

Mmm looks delish! I love baking blog posts, I will defintely be checking out Joy the Baker!

Sophie (Little Mittens.) said...

oh my GOD how good do those look?!

Rand T said...

oooooooooooohYUM so beautiful
xx

daisychain said...

I already expressed my love for these, but damn I am making them soon

Joy said...

Wow, they look super yummy! I think I'm definitely going to need to try this recipe out soon! xx

Sophie Isobel said...

Oh yummmm! Send some my way pls? ;D
x

Orla xx said...

they look delicious, thanks for the recipe! xx

cheyenne davide. said...

I'm hungry - so I have decided that tomorrow I am deffo going to try this out :p xxx

Maike said...

It looks so good! :)

Beth-Charlotte said...

Oh my goodness YUM - I haven't had any sort of scone for ages let alone a chocolate orange one!!
Great blog, I've been reading back and I'm now following :)
Beth @ Baking and Brogues
xx

Lina said...

YUM IM SOOOOOOOOOO BOSESEDD
YOU KNOW
I MADE THEM JUST NOW
AND IM WAITING FOR THEM TO GET OUT OF THE OVEN
IM LITTERALLY DROOLING4hiegjkndvkregfv egr

drollgirl said...

NOM NOM NOM! i love the sweets! gah! wish this was in front of me NOW~

Winnie said...

Oh my, they look absolutely delicious. I so need to note this recipe down!!

are you dressing up or dressing down said...

they look incredible! willl have to try them once i get a chance.
Thank you for following my blog :)

Helen, X
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Leather & Lace said...

ahhh looks delishhhh!!! i shall be making these! thank you!
xoxo

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herwaisechoice said...

Oh my gosh those look incredible! You have great willpower to eat just two... I would have scarfed down all 6 :P

Happy Weekend!
Jen

Filipa said...

Danni, you made me want to have something VERY sweet right now! Boo, you're a bad influence, haha! I love how much hard work you put into making this Fat Friday post- I know how many hours go into preparing a really good blog post, and you really did your best- well done! :)

Alex said...

These made me crave chocolate at 9:30 in the morning! Not good, ahaha.

I love Joy The Baker :) I've been following Joy along with Bakerella and The Pioneer Woman for years now!
xxx

Sister Golden Air said...

Great post. Love your little comments on the pictures.

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Kb said...

These look amazing, I want to try this out! Look at you with your posh eggs!

amalie said...

okey those look DELICIOUS. so making these.
thanks!
x

Chloe Mia said...

That last picture is certainly making me feel hungry!

Ivania said...

yumm! I'm sooo saving this recipe, tomorrow it's fat sunday!

AbigailBanfield said...

A- mazing! I'll have to wait until my art coursework/fresh exams are over, and then these will be the ultimate treat xx

Jazzy E (hivennn) said...

so lovely. x hivennn

ediot said...

hi dear.
thanks for stopping by me so i could find you.
Cute blog and this post is so nice. right off to see that blog too now.
hope you're having a good weekend

xx

Courtney said...

They look and sound so yummy!!! xx

Amaris said...

Oh my goodness ... these look so good. I wish I could go and bake some scones right now!

jessica said...

oh my god yum. the chocolate looks so good in the last picture. yum

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Mat said...

pretty tempted by this i must say

CHECKS AND SPOTS said...

Oh my goodness! This looks too delicious and does nothing for my sweet tooth! Thanks for sharing... x

joy the baker said...

i really like what you did here!

Megan said...

OMG that looks delightful! YUMMMM!
great blog !

<3 megan
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**OnYxStA** said...

OMG! That looks SO yummy! *belly rumble*

Xisses, Onyxsta

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Lil said...

Omg Danni these look so gorgeous! X

Sarah said...

These look so delicious!