White Chocolate Raspberry Scones

Raspberry White Chocolate SconesHellooooo!!

It’s been a while!

I’ve been trying to think of an uber cool reason to explain the lack of posts, but the truth is it’s been super cold in Melbourne and the only thing I’ve been wanting to do during any free time is curl up in my warm sofa and watch reruns of the Gilmore Girls Β (I still think Rory should have ended up with Jess!).

SONY DSCAnyway, after much deliberation and coaxing from the silly ubiquitous Bubblybaker voices, I finally found the motivation to step into that cold, tiled kitchen to make fluffy white chocolate and raspberry scones – to have with my cup of tea while watching Season 3 (again) of the Gilmore Girls of course (fyi that’s the season where Jess comes to Stars Hollow – my fave! *sighs of content* :P).

Raspberry White Chocolate SconesThe scones I ended up baking were incredibly fluffy and delicious! I had used frozen raspberries for the scones as the fresh variety in winter are ridiculously overpriced and should be made illegal 😦
The frozen variety worked ok, however as you can see from my piccies the raspberries crumbled when I mixed it into the batter creating raspberry seeded specks. I would have preferred nice, whole, chunks of raspberry so I think the next time I make these, I’ll have to use fresh raspberries. *cries*

The scone itself is crunchy on the outside, and delightfully soft and fluffy on the inside. The tartness of the raspberry is perfectly balanced with the sweet, chunks of white chocolate. Sooooo gooooood!
These babies are great served warm, however they taste just as delish at room temperature πŸ™‚

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White Chocolate Raspberry Scones
Recipe taken from The Pastry Affair
Makes about 8 triangular pieces

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tblspns white granulated sugar, plus extra for sprinkling
1 tblspn baking powder
1/2 tspn salt
6 tblspns butter, cut into small pieces
170 grams raspberries (fresh or frozen – I used frozen)
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
1 large egg
1 tspn vanilla extract
1/3 cup (80 ml) heavy cream

– Preheat oven to 180 degrees C
– In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
– Add in the butter and mix with your hands until mixture resembles coarse sand.
– Gently fold in raspberries and white chocolate chips. Set aside.

– In a small bowl, beat together egg, vanilla, and heavy cream.
– Pour over the scone batter and lightly mix until the dough comes together. The dough will be sticky.

– Turn out dough on a lightly floured surface, form a circle, and flatten it until it is about 1-inch thick.
– Using a sharp knife dipped in flour, cut 8 equal pie wedges (the dough will be slightly unmanageable, but not adding additional flour results in tender scones).
– Transfer scones to a baking sheet using a flat spatula dipped in flour and sprinkle the tops of the scones with a little granulated sugar.
– Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until lightly browned.

Enjoy πŸ˜€

BubblyBaker

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Comments

  1. Finally.. a post! Welcome back!

  2. WOW just what I was looking for. Came here by searching for red
    raspberry leaf tea

  3. Firstly, these look amazing! Raspberry and White chocolate are one of my favorite combinations. I feel your pain about the price of fresh raspberries at the moment, I can’t let myself buy them because I could actually go out for an entire meal for the price of one tiny punnet of them. Grr! Secondly, I adore your taste in reruns – I love Gilmore Girls πŸ™‚

  4. Girl, I’ve missed you! So glad you have a new post. These scones look fabulous, even though the raspberries broke up. I’m sure they tasted amazing. I’m glad you don’t have a crazy explanation for not blogging – sometimes we just need a break, right? I haven’t posted anything for a week and I feel guilty. Mostly because other bloggers seem to post 3-4-7 times a week so I start feeling inadequate! I liked Rory with Jess too. Fuggedabout Dean, he was a loser!

  5. Mmmm these look so yummy! – i’m going to have to make them soon! πŸ™‚

  6. We are too alike! Not only do I love white chocolate and raspberry anything, I’m also of the same belief that Rory and Jess should have ended up together. Mmm… Milo Ventimiglia…oh, and your scones, haha. πŸ˜‰

  7. These look delicious! I think it’s definitely the weather – all I want to do is snuggle up in bed and do nothing. It’s hard to motivate myself to do anything, let alone blog haha!

  8. Oh yum! These scones look so yum. White chocolate and raspberry is such a great combination! And yes, I agree, Rory should have picked Jess!

  9. sugarrme says:

    They look delectable! Raspberry and white chocolate is an awesome combo…

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