Chocolate Drizzled Wholemeal Banana Scones






In the case of this chocolate wholemeal banana scones recipe, my diet takes a backseat. Rich, buttery and tender crumbed, the high fiber cream banana scones are a delight to eat and takes only 20 minutes easy to put together.

This recipe uses heavy cream (or sometimes known as double cream). If you don't have heavy cream, you can substitute with whipping cream. Whipping cream has slightly less fat content than heavy cream.

You can use more wholemeal flour to replace the plain flour, but it gives a denser texture to the scones. The original scones were round and flat, usually the size of a medium size plate, and cut into triangle-like quadrants. You can choose to shape your homemade scones into rounds, triangles or squares.

Best indulged when freshly baked, these chocolate drizzled cream scones make a simple and satisfying snack for family and friends. Enjoy!

Servings: 8 triangles
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Bake time: 18 minutes

Comments
The most important thing to remember when making scones is that too much mixing, kneading, and baking will produce dry and tough scones.

Ingredients
1 cup wholemeal flour
1 cup all-purpose flour, plus more for kneading
2 teaspoons baking powder
6 tablespoons cold butter, cut into pieces
1/2 cup heavy cream, plus more for brushing tops
1/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
2 medium (2/3 cup) over-ripe bananas, mashed
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 400ºF/200ºC. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
2. Mix flours, baking powder, cinnamon and sugar in a large bowl.
3. Using your fingertips, rub butter into flour until mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
4. Add cream, banana and vanilla. Mix lightly with a fork until mixture forms a soft, sticky dough. Add in more cream (about one tablespoon at a time) if required.
5. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface. Knead gently until smooth (avoid kneading dough too much or scones will be tough).
6. Pat dough out into a flat 7 inch (18cm) round, 1 inch (2cm) thick. Use a floured cutter and cut dough into 8 triangles.
7. Place scones onto prepared baking tray.
8. Bake for about 15-18 minutes or until golden brown.
9. Allow to cool.
10. Using a spoon, drizzle scones with a generous amount of hot chocolate.


Ingredients for Chocolate Topping
3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips/chocolate pieces
2 tablespoons butter
2 teaspoons vegetable oil

Directions for Chocolate Topping
Combine all ingredients in a small heatproof bowl, stir over hot water until smooth. Use while warm.

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