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Chocolate Scones with Rum and Raisin Mascarpone

What could be more divine that sitting down with a piping hot cup of coffee and indulging in a sumptuous chocolate scone with rum and raisin mascarpone?

Take a break from your busy day and try making our fantastic scones yourself!  Here is our recipe (via ODT "Ask the Chef".

 700g flour
 75g cocoa powder
 30g baking powder
 10g baking soda
 1 pinch salt
 160g sugar
 500g chopped chocolate coverture
 340g butter, cubed and softened
 400ml buttermilk

Rum and raisin mascarpone

 50ml rum
 4 egg yolks
 75g sugar
 pinch salt
 40g butter, cubed
 80g raisins
 350g mascarpone



Mix all dry ingredients together and make a well in the centre.

Add in butter and buttermilk and mix together gently until combined. Use your hands but don't over-mix. Rest for one hour in the fridge.

Weigh out into 120g scones.

Bake at 180degC for 15 to 20 minutes until a knife inserted in the centre comes out clean.

Rum and raisin mascarpone. Combine the rum, yolks, sugar and salt in a bowl and whisk together over a pot of boiling water until light and fluffy. This is a sabayon.

Mix the butter, raisins and mascarpone and fold through the sabayon.

At home I would flag the sabayon and use rum, icing sugar instead of sugar, raisins and mascarpone. This won't be as light and will be a little softer but is much easier and still has all of those great flavours.


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