Drop Scones with White Chocolate & Summer Berries

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Near my office, there’s a new bakery that I often walk past in the mornings. The other day I stopped to get myself a little something sweet and the “Strawberry and White Chocolate Drop Scones” caught my eye and what a good choice that was! Sweet white chocolate drops and juicy strawberries liven up a chewy on the inside but crispy on the outside scone. It only took one and I was addicted. And rather than spending £2 a scone at said bakery on this new habit of mine, I decided to see if I could make them myself and I am glad to say, I can.

The receipe is easy, quick to do and doesn’t even require many ingredients. The resulting scones might not win a beauty contest but I can ensure you, that there will still be plenty of people who will happily eat them out of your hands…

For 12 scones you’ll need:

  • 1 cup plain flour
  • ½ cup wholemeal flour (or plain if you prefer)
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 ½ cup frozen summer berries 
  • ½ cup white chocolate chips
  • 2 tsp baking powder

  • a pinch of salt

  • 1 cup heavy cream

  • 2 tbsp butter, melted

  • 2 tbsp (preferably granulated) sugar

Preheat the oven to gas mark 5 and prepare a baking sheet by lightly greasing it or lining it with baking parchment.

In a bowl, combine the flours, baking powder, sugar and salt, then add the chocolate chips.
Mix the frozen berries in, followed by the cream.

If you find that everything is nicely mixed already, then you can just drop 12 big spoonfuls of the dough on a your tray. Most likely though, it is not, in which case turn the dough out on to a lightly floured surface and knead everything together by hand. This should happen quickly as it is only to combine all ingredients. Shape the dough into 2 rolls and cut each in 6 pieces, which you then spread out on your tray.

Brush each scone with some melted butter and sprinkle them with the sugar and bake for 15 – 20 minutes until the scones start to brown.

Leave them to cool – first on the tray, then on a wire rack – and eat them the same day.

 

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