You could say that these red velvet scones are for Valentine’s Day or you could say they happened because I had cream to use up…. You can choose whichever reason you prefer because the important thing is that they happened, they happened FAST, and they are delicious!
These take only 30 minutes and allow you to have red velvet for breakfast so I would say they are a pretty big win for red velvet lovers everywhere.
They did however take a few tries to get right. Red velvet has a delicate chocolate flavor with a slight tang that usually would come from the addition of buttermilk or vinegar. It took me a few tries to get the right amount of cocoa powder so the taste was distinctly red velvet, not too chocolatey, and not too plain.
If you are planning on making them for breakfast on Valentine’s Day, I encourage you to just wake up 30 minutes early instead of making them the night before. They will still be good the next day but there are few things as wonderful as a scone fresh out of the oven! You could top these with a little cream cheese frosting and take them over the top but since it’s not quite Valentine’s Day I didn’t go the extra mile with mine (Although I can only imagine how delicious that would be!).
I also want to say thank you! Thank you to everyone who has read my blog! It means so much to me and I hope that you try the recipes! I think baking is so fun and such a joy but living with only one other person it is hard to keep up with eating all the baked goods I want to make so that is why I started creating small batch recipes. If you do try my recipes (and I hope you do!) please comment, tweet at me (@Robin_Saywitz), re-pin my recipes, and most importantly let me know how you liked it! And if there is any dessert you would love to learn how to make on a smaller scale let me know and I’ll see what I can do.
So without further ado here is the recipe you have been waiting for!
1/2 cup flour
6 tbs heavy cream
1 tbs granulated sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cocoa powder (I used Hersey’s but I doubt the brand matters)
1/4 tsp red food coloring gel (could also use traditional food coloring and add 1 tsp or so)
2 tbs-1/4 cup white chocolate chips
1. Preheat the over to 450 degrees.
2. Mix all dry ingredients together, flour, baking power, and sugar in a small bowl.
3. Mix the food coloring into the heavy cream and pour it into the dry ingredients and mix together JUST until the dough is craggy. Be careful not to over mix to ensure that your scones are light and airy. At the last second add in the white chocolate chips.
4. Form the dough into a disk on the baking sheet (I recommend making the scones on a silpat mat on top of the baking sheet) and brush the top of the disk with cream.
5. Cut the dough into quarters and separate them placing them at least 2 inches apart as they spread and rise as they bake.
6. Bake scones for 10-12 minutes just until the tops have cracked and begin to look golden brown. For these I also opened the oven door and used a spatula to check out the bottom of the scones, they will be medium brown color when the scones are done.
7. Enjoy! and slather when cooled with cream cheese frosting for some extra decadence.
Happy early Valentines Day!
I promise some non-scone recipes are on the way so stick with me for a litttle longer.