Banana Chocolate Chip Scones is a flaky, crusty, dessert that fills your mouth with all the goodness of this world as you take its first bite.
I will be honest with you. This was my first attempt at scones and I was way skeptical to try it out. All I was thinking is – “God! Please make sure that this turns out good” and you know what? This actually turned out like a charm.
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I mean I am no food connoisseur. But, I didn’t like what I made. Rather I LOVED what I made. And, you know what is the best thing that happened? I was so proud of myself for being able to take my baking journey one step ahead.
Earlier when I used to see any image of scones on Instagram, I used to be like – “Man, they look gorgeous! But, I wonder how are they made. Must be hard!” and I used scroll-up proceeding to the next feed.
But, today I have actually made it. I am telling you that this is the proudest moment for me. Right now, the fact that you are here wanting to learn how to make a perfect Banana Chocolate Chip scones I am so glad that I am getting the opportunity to share my honest experience with you. So, get ready to create some – scones!
How to Make the Perfect Scones?
First of all, we got to see what is a perfect scone? No, seriously? What is a perfect scone?
Well, in my experience a perfect scone is one that has a crusty, flaky top and a soft, moist, creamy, nutty interior.
So, I will share with y’all some secrets to make the perfect scones. Sssshhh!
- Don’t overwork the dough. Too much work will ruin the dish. So, go easy. You can just use your hands to gather everything together. There is no need for a food processor or heavy kneading.
- While making scones things will be messy. Your dough will be crumbly, moist, and soft.
- Always cool down your dough before you bake it. Cooling the dough will make the scones crusty and flaky.
- Always work with cold butter. Grate the cold butter and then mix it to the flour mixture.
- Flour the surface before keeping the dough on it. Also, apply flour on your hands so that it is easy for you to pick them out.
- Let the scones cool down completely before you apply the glaze.
What if my dough is too dry?
If your scone dough is too dry you must add some milk to increase the moisture content. But, be careful not to increase the moisture content to much. We need a dough that has a crumbly texture but has still got some moisture in it.
What if my dough is too liquidy?
In case you have a dough that is too liquidy, all you have to do is just add some flour. As you add flour, it will soak up the excess moisture content in your dough making it ready to turn into perfect scones.
What should I use – Egg Wash or Milk Wash?
You can use an egg wash. But, I will always recommend a milk wash. In fact, I have used heavy whipping cream to wash my scones. It creates that gorgeous brown texture.
How Do I knead the Dough for Scones?
Honestly, this doesn’t need too much kneading. So there is no need for you to use a food processor. You can use your hand to make the scones.
How Do I store my scones?
Yes, the scones have a good shelf life. You got to wrap them up in plastic foil and then put then in the fridge. They would stay good for up to 2 days.
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Banana Chocolate Chip Scones
- 2 Cup Flour
- 2½ teaspoon Baking Powder
- ½ Cup Cold Butter
- 1 teaspoon Salt or as per taste
- 1 Whole Egg
- ½ Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
- ½ Cup Brown Sugar
- 1 tablespoon Vanilla Essence
- 1 Cup Chocolate Chip
- 1 Whole Banana mashed
- Mix Flour, Baking Powder, and Salt in a bowl. Grate Cold Butter and mix it in. Do not overwork. Knead lightly.
- In another medium-sized bowl add egg, heavy whipping cream, Brown Sugar, and vanilla essence. Mix well. Drizzle this over the dry ingredients.
- Add Chocolate Chips and Mashed Banana. Mix well.
- Flour your surface and keep the dough on the surface. Pull everything together. Don't over knead the dough. Flatten it out to at least 8" round with your hands or a rolling pin.
- Use a butter knife or a pastry cutter or a cookie cutter to cut out any shape you want. Keep them in the fridge covered for about 15 minutes.
- Apply some heavy whipping cream or milk over the scones and sprinkle some coarse sugar over them.
- Bake at 180C or 350F for 20-minutes. Let them cool down.
For the Glaze
- Mix heavy whipping cream, icing sugar, and vanilla essence and glaze it over your scones.
- Always use cold butter for the scones.
- Never knead the dough too much.
- You should always use milk or heavy whipping cream for washing the scones.