Chocolate-Hazelnut Gluten-Free Scones

Chocolate-Hazelnut-Scones

Sweet hazelnuts and rich dark chocolate make a supremely delicious combination in this gluten-free scone.

Chocolate-Hazelnut Gluten-Free Scones
Yield: 24 scones • Preparation: 20 minutes • Bake: 15 to 17 minutes
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Ingredients
  1. 2 cups gluten-free all-purpose flour*
  2. ½ cup sugar
  3. 2¼ teaspoons baking powder
  4. ¼ teaspoon salt
  5. ¼ cup cold salted butter
  6. ⅓ cup chopped, toasted hazelnuts
  7. ½ cup dark chocolate morsels†
  8. 1¼ cups plus 1 tablespoon cold heavy whipping cream, divided
  9. ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  10. Garnish: fresh raspberries and mint leaves
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt, whisking well. Using a pastry blender, cut butter into flour mixture until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add hazelnuts and chocolate, stirring to combine.
  4. In a small bowl, combine 1¼ cups cream and vanilla extract. Add to flour mixture, stirring until a dough forms. Continue to bring dough together in bowl, using hands. (If mixture seems dry and won’t come together, add more cream, 1 tablespoon at a time, until uniformly moist.) Dough will be very stiff.
  5. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead 2 to 3 times. Using a rolling pin, roll dough to a ½-inch thickness. Using a 2-inch square cutter, cut 24 scones from dough, rerolling scraps as necessary.
  6. Place scones 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheets.Brush tops with remaining 1 tablespoon cream.
  7. Bake until edges are light golden brown and a wooden pick inserted in centers comes out clean, 15 to 17 minutes.
  8. Garnish with fresh raspberries and mint, if desired.
  9. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Notes
  1. *We used Gluten Free Pantry all-purpose flour (glutino.com). Using another brand may yield different results. Sift or whisk flour before measuring.
  2. †We used Ghirardelli 60% Cacao Dark Chocolate Baking Chips.
TeaTime Magazine https://www.teatimemagazine.com/
From TeaTime January/February 2013

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