Thursday, November 05, 2009

Choc Hazelnut Scones


Mmmmmm! I made these chocolate hazelnut scones recently, and really enjoyed them. I used whole wheat flour and less sweetener, of course.

Here's a tip about hazelnuts, one that I learned from a Martha Stewart Living article. Toast the hazelnuts and then rub them together in a towel (not a fancy one). Some of the paper-like covering on the outside of the shell will come off.

I think Trader Joe's has the best deal I've found on hazelnuts. How do you use them?

7 comments:

bloomgirl said...

I'm enjoying your daily posts! I like the new pictures at the top of your blog, too.

artandtea said...

Mmmm, those scones sound fabulous, Steph, perfect to go with a steaming mug of tea. Thanks for sharing the recipe and the tip about the hazelnuts!

Marilyn Miller said...

The scones look yummmy!
Eventhough hazelnuts grow in abundance in Oregon I don't often use them. They are great chopped up in cookies, hazelnut paste, or the best way I like them is toasted and sprinkled on a lettuce salad.

parTea lady said...

Your chocolate hazelnut scones look yummy. I like hazelnuts and have used them ground in shortbread type cookies.

mep said...

I love the smell of hazelnut (as in hazelnut coffee), but I don't use them and don't have a clear sense of what they taste like. The scone looks wonderful, and I bet it smelled great too!

Margaret Studer said...

I have, somewhere in storage, a book recipe that calls for the dough to be wrapped around the hazel nut in a ball then the cookie dropped on the baking sheet.

I've always wondered what it would be like to do that with chocolate chip cookie dough. Maybe I'll try it.

I know you don't know me,but I've recently started reading and enjoying your blog.

Angela McRae said...

Several years ago I experimented and came up with White Chocolate and Hazelnut Scones, which were a big hit at my office. But now I can't find hazelnuts anywhere locally! May need to make a market trip to Atlanta ... and I like your idea of using the whole wheat flour with these, too!