White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Scones
Posted by: Elaine Fri, 30 Apr 2004, at 9:37 a.m.
2 cups self-rising flour, plus a little extra for dusting
3 heaping tablespoons granulated sugar
1 tbsp. baking powder
1 cup White Chocolate Chips
3/4-1 cup chopped macadamia nuts
6 tbsp. unsalted butter
1 large egg, beaten
1/2 cup half-and-half or light cream
1-2 tbsp. buttermilk, for brushing tops
Confectioners' sugar, optional
Combine flour, the 3 heaping tablespoons sugar, baking powder, white chocolate
chips, and chopped macadamia nuts. Cut in the butter.
Combine the beaten egg and the half-and-half; add to dry mixture. Stir until
Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface. Knead 12 to 15 strokes or until
Shape dough into a 10 inch round disc that is approximately 1 inch thick.
With a 2 1/2-3-inch cookie or pastry cutter, cut out the scones by placing the
cutter on the dough and giving it a sharp tap – don't twist it, just lift it up
and push the dough out. Repeat until you are left with the trimmings, then bring
these back together to roll out again until you can cut out the last scone.
Place the scones on a lightly greased baking sheet, brush them lightly with the
buttermilk and dust with a little flour.
Bake at 400 degrees F on the top shelf of the oven for 10-12 minutes, or until
they are well risen and light golden brown, then remove them to a wire rack to
cool. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar if desired. Serve the scones with
butter, jam, or clotted cream.
Makes 10-12 scones.