So I got two new baking cookbooks recently, and I had started baking my way through them when I “heard” about a bloggy baking group that was going to do the same thing: BAKED Sunday Mornings. The recipes are all from BAKED: Explorations, which is actually the second book from these authors.
The first recipe was Nutella Scones.
To be honest, I’m not much of a scone eater. Or baker. These looked appealing in the cookbook as they were chocolate, therefore, they must be better than regular scones.
And, even more interesting: there were hazelnuts. I’ve never toasted and skinned hazelnuts before, so that was fun. Sort of. Most of the skins came off easily, but I had about 15 hazelnuts with stubborn skins.
The recipe was easy enough to follow, but I found it to be too dry. I still had powdery dough and had to add about another 1/4 of cream to get a dough that came together.
They smelled awesome while they baked – chocolatey and nutty.
I did eat mine with extra Nutella on top. However, I don’t think this is a recipe I’ll repeat. Scones just aren’t my thing. I’m looking forward to the next recipe, though!