These mint chocolate scones are filled with gooey chocolate chips and plenty of mint flavour. The perfect festive breakfast that allows you to have chocolate for breakfast!
What a week!
I need a mint chocolate chip scone to get me through this morning because I’m about ready to go back to bed! First of all, my car is making this weird clonking noise when I turn right, so I booked it in at the garage. It’s still under warranty, but I needed a courtesy car as I had to work the day I took it in.
So I go through this whole conversation with this woman where she’s trying to find a day where they have a car. Her computer won’t load so she goes to another computer to check and finds a day for me. I then ask what time they close and explain that I won’t be able to bring the courtesy car back until the next morning as I work until 6pm. She said this would be fine and told me the cost for the courtesy car to which I said “yep, that’s great, thank you”
Fast forward to Tuesday morning. Work have text me at 5am asking if I can go in early at 8… which happens to be the time I’m dropping my car off. I say I’m dropping my car off, but can be there straight after.
I get to the garage and the same girl goes “you didn’t book a courtesy car” YES I DID.
She says they have no cars, so I just said “well, I’m taking the car because I have to go to work.” so she books me in for 8th December. By this stage I’m pretty pissed as I’ve wasted 45 minutes where I could have been to work on time, but being British we mostly bite our tongues so I just stay pleasant and say thanks very much.
I tweet the company moaning that they’ve wasted my time and the service manager calls to tell me that the girl said I had a problem paying for the courtesy car…. well now my opinion of her has gone way down because I CANNOT STAND LIARS.
Why make shit up?! I obviously remember the conversation better than she does and I said nothing about paying for a courtesy car. Not one word, I just said yep, that’s fine. Just own up to the fact you made a mistake and I might have a little respect for you??
Tomorrow morning will be fun if she’s in there…. Mr AN is coming with me and he is a little more forward than I am. I don’t appreciate being accused of things I haven’t said/done because she’s trying to make out that she hasn’t made a mistake. Just own up to it!
And then it was time to upgrade phones…. I’m still trying to get into my bank account as the app keeps saying “error” It’s erased contacts, so I got a text this morning and I was like “Who the heck is this?!”
I’m just ready to curl up with a cup of coffee and a soft, minty, chocolate filled scone. Or two.
These mint chocolate scones…. oh my goodness. They were just the thing to calm me down and make me feel Christmassy again. They are soft, flaky perfection filled with chocolate chips and drizzled in white chocolate.
Since it’s December, the month where it’s totally OK to eat chocolate for breakfast, I decided to go all out. Why skimp on chocolate?!
These scones pack a real flavour punch. Cocoa powder, chocolate chips and the white chocolate all work together to create one seriously fabulous scone recipe! I hope you enjoy these as much as my family did!
Mint Chocolate Chip Scones
- 2 1/2 cups (350g) plain/all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup (50g) caster/white sugar
- 3 tbsp cocoa powder
- 2 tsp baking powder
- Pinch of salt
- 1 stick (113g) unsalted butter, cold and cubed
- 2/3 cup (116g) milk chocolate chips
- 1 tsp peppermint extract
- 2 large eggs
- 5-7 tbsp milk
- 2 oz (56g) white chocolate
- Preheat the oven to 200C/400F and line a baking tray with grease proof paper/a silicone mat/Silpat.
- Place flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt and butter into a large bowl and rub between your fingers until you have a coarse breadcrumb texture.
- Add in the chocolate chips and briefly stir to disperse the chips.
- Add in the peppermint extract, eggs and stir with a wooden spoon until the eggs are well combined. I say stir - it's more bringing it together than stirring madly!
- Add in 3tbsp milk and stir, then continue adding milk 1tbsp at a time, stirring in between until a soft dough forms. Dough won't be particularly sticky, but should come together into a neat, but slightly flaky ball.
- Tip out onto your prepared baking tray and pat into a circle around 1inch thick. Cut the mixture into 8 wedges - I use a pizza cutter to cut in half longways, then across and then once each way diagonally.
- Use a fish slice/spatula to gently pick the scones up and move them so there's a 2 inch gap between each scone.
- Place in the oven for 12-15 minutes, until the scones are risen and firm to the touch. You won't be able to see that they've gone golden because of the cocoa powder, but if you stick a skewer into the centre of a scone, it will feel crisp on the outside and then soft inside. There should be no crumbs stuck to the skewer.
- Leave to cool completely on the baking tray, then place some kitchen paper underneath a wire rack. Place the scones on the wire rack. Next, place the white chocolate into a small heat proof bowl and microwave for 20 second increments, stirring between each one until all the chocolate is melted.
- Pour the white chocolate into one corner of a small Ziploc bag and shut the bag. Snip a tiny piece off of the corner of the bag and then drizzle the white chocolate all over the scones.
- Leave to set for 15 minutes, then dig in!
- Mint Chocolate Chip Scones will keep in an airtight container, at room temperature for 5 days. After 4 days they may be a little dry, but still perfectly edible. Just place them in the microwave for 30 seconds!
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