I have been seriously missing sitting in cafes to read and write during these times. In an attempt to bring the cafe to me, I decided to make some scones that I can enjoy with espresso at home. I followed a scone recipe from The Faux Martha, but I made it my own with a few additions and substitutions.
Before baking, I always like to measure out everything that I need. Recycled Yoplait Oui jars come in handy for this. Not only is it aesthetically pleasing, but it’s also super convenient.
I gathered 1/2 cup of heavy cream, 1 cup of applesauce, 1/3 cup of sugar, 6 tablespoons of butter, 1/3 cup of chopped walnuts, 1/3 cup of mini chocolate chips, and my Cacao Copina Co powder. I also had 2 cups of oat flour, 1 tablespoon of baking powder, and 1/2 teaspoons of salt nearby.
Step 1. To begin, I whisked together heavy cream and applesauce in a mug. In a large bowl, I combined all of the dry ingredients.
Step 2. Once the dry mixture was well stirred, I added butter. My hand mixer worked perfectly to combine it. I mixed until I ended up with a crummy yet moist consistency.
Step 3. Next, I threw in chocolate chips and chopped walnuts. I simply stirred with a spoon to combine these ingredients.
Step 4. I packed down the dry mixture to make a well for the wet ingredients, and I poured them in.
Step 5. In a jar, I combined a splash of water and 4 teaspoons of cacao powder. I used my hand frother to mix it. Then, I poured it in the middle of the other wet ingredients.
Step 6. I mixed everything up with a large spoon. It didn’t take long for everything to combine and for a cacao aroma to spread across my kitchen.
Step 7. I put some parchment paper down on my baking sheet (yes, it’s Hello Kitty shaped), scooped out the batter, and plopped it on the sheet. I tried to create triangle-like shapes.
If you repeat this recipe, feel free to create whatever shapes you like! The batter was pretty easy to move around with a spoon. Also, feel free to lick off any batter left on your spoon. I used applesauce instead of eggs, so it’s safe to eat raw!
Step 8. I put the Hello Kitty baking sheet along with an additional sheet full of scones in the freezer. I also set the oven to preheat at 425 degrees.
Step 9. Once the oven was ready, I baked the scones for 15 minutes. After this, they were done and ready to enjoy!