These scones are a fantastic snack! All the family will love them . A classic combination of banana and chocolate in a classic British scone!
Makes: 10 – 12
275 g plain white flour
3 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
50 g butter (room temp, not melted)
30 g castor sugar
100 g dark chocolate
150 ml milk
2 medium size firm bananas (just ripe enough to eat)
1 egg (for brushing scones with)
1: Pre-heat your oven to 200 degrees Celsius then take The 2 bananas cut them into small chunks and put them in your milk. This will help give a really nice banana taste throughout the dough.
2: Mix the flour baking powder and salt together in a bowl then Take the butter and the flour mix and rub together using the tips of your fingers until you get a fine bread crumb like texture.
3: Add the castor sugar in next and mix. After that add bananas and milk. Don’t add all the milk at once, just enough for the dough to form a crumbly ball
4: Add in your roughly chopped chocolate now and mix it into the dough. Be careful to not smash-up the banana too much.
5: Lightly flour your kitchen bench and turn out your dough onto it and gently bring it together with any little stray bits from the bowl. Grab a rolling-pin (big glass bottle will work too) and gently roll out your dough until it’s about 3 cm thick. If the edges start to break, gently press them bake in with your hands.
6: Take a shape cutter and start cutting out your scone shapes. Place on to a baking tray lined with baking paper and bake for around 25 to 30 minutes for big scones or 15 to 20 minutes for smaller scones. Basically until the top is Golden brown and the base is firm. You can grab a skewer and poke it into the center of one to check. If it comes out clean, they are ready.
7:Finally take the scones out of your oven and let them rest for about 5 minutes to slightly cool. Then grab some butter and smother that stuff on. This is not traditional in the sense we are not using cream or jam, but trust me, there is enough flavour in these scones, you just want to add a little butter! I like to toast mine off a little to give them some crunch!
You can put left overs into air tight bags and freeze for up to 1 week or store in your cupboard for up to 4 days. Or eat them all at once…….. Note, that we do not condone eating all the scones at once, besides being bad for your health, it’s not fair on everyone else. Sharing is caring!
If you have any comments, opinions or feedback about this post or any others, please feel free to drop me a line and I will get back to you as soon as possible!