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Nutella Scones

Rich and chewy nutella scones that are perfect for weekend brunch!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Breakfast, brunch
Cuisine British
Servings 8 scones

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup dark unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut into chunks
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup toasted hazelnuts coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup Nutella

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and place the rack in the center.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, whisk the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt until combined.
  • Add the butter.  Use your fingertips to rub it into the flour until the butter is pea size and the mixture is coarse.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg and cream.
  • Slowly pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until the dough just comes together.  Gently and briefly knead the dough with your hands.  Add the toasted hazelnuts and knead gently  to incorporate.
  • Flatten the dough into a rectangle approximately 6 to 12 inches and spread 1/4 cup of the Nutella on top in a crisscross pattern.  Roll the dough up to make a cylinder about 6 inches long, turn it on its end, and gently flatten it into a disk about 1 3/4 inches high.  Do not overwork the dough.
  • Cut the dough into 6 or 8 wedges and place them on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake the scones for 18 to 20 minutes, rotating the baking sheet halfway through, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a scone comes out clean.  Do not overbake.
  • Transfer the scones to a wire rack to cool completely.

Assemble the Nutella Scones

  • Heat the remaining 1/4 cup Nutella in a microwave until pourable, about 10 seconds on high.
  • Pierce the tops of the scones a few times with a fork.  Use a spoon to drip the warm Nutella in a zigzag pattern over the tops of the hot scones.
  • Transfer them to a refrigerator to set for 5 minutes, then serve immediately.
Keyword hazelnut, nutella, scones