When I saw that a new group was starting up to bake through Baked Explorations I knew I had to join. Back in October I went to a class at Central Market taught by the authors Matt and Renato where they demonstrated some of the new recipes. I really liked everything they made so I thought it would be really fun to bake through both of their books.
So, today is the first day of Baked Sunday Mornings, and we started with the Nutella Scones. I actually had this recipe flagged to try. My husband just started buying Nutella, and he really likes scones so I thought he would really enjoy these.
The recipe is really simple. It doesn't even require pulling out the mixer. After I went to the grocery store this morning (to avoid the Thanksgiving rush later today) I got all of the ingredients out and ready to bake.
First I whisked together all dry ingredients and then added the butter. I've never actually made scones before so I was a little unsure about how much to mix and didn't want to over mix.
Next up you add in the wet ingredients. It almost seemed like there was enough moisture, but it did come together.
After kneading it a little and forming it into a rectangle you spread half of the Nutella on the mixture in a criss-cross.
Next you roll it up and then push it down into a disk and cut slices to put on a baking sheet.
Once they came out the oven and cooled I spread the rest of the Nutella on them. For some reason it just didn't want to pour very well. I put it in the microwave longer, and that just didn't help much.
I liked them. I'm not a huge fan of scones, but these were still a little moist and the chocolate helps. My husband said they were really good. He said they were a little moister than most scones he buys and liked the flavor as well.