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Nutella Toffee Scones

by Tickled Red on April 12, 2011 · 34 comments

I apologize y’all, I meant to have this post up for you guys in time for brunch Sunday. As we all know life with three very active, testosterone filled guys has a way of taking over and so my weekend simply got away from me. At least you guys will be able to play around in the kitchen with the recipe this weekend. Scones happen to be one of my absolute favorite breakfast treats. Sweet or savory, mini or large I adore them. So it’s hard to imagine that I’ve never made them before, that’s right not ever. Can you believe it?

We love Nutella, so what better combo could I dream up for my first attempt at making them than Nutella Toffee Scones? The first batch that I made for my guys came out tasting fantastic but looking slightly humorous and entirely inappropriate for sharing with friends. Don’t ask me to elaborate, I’m just going to let your imaginations run away with you.

The second batch of scones M1 and I made together yesterday while M2 was off having a play date with one of his buddies. I have to admit that my oldest boy surprised me, he has that light touch you need when it comes to making dough. He made this entire batch entirely by himself, all I did was roll and cut. I may have to get him into the kitchen to bake with me more often. The only problem with that scenario is his need to taste test. He goes a little overboard when comes to weeding out the scones that aren’t “perfect”. Umm, hmm…I’ve got your number kiddo.

First in a medium bowl stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. I like to use a fork when mixing dry ingredients, it’s how I remember all the women in my family doing it. Next add the cold butter pieces. Am I the only one who left finger marks in the butter and ate it like a snack as a kid? {cough} Really?…Forget I mentioned it.

Using your fingertips or a cute monkey-headed teenager, work the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles coarse cornmeal. It’s okay if there are some slightly larger pieces of butter, they will actually make the dough all nice and flaky.

Pour in the buttermilk and mix until the ingredients are just moistened. You’ll have a soft dough with a textured look to it. If  the dough looks dry add a tiny bit more milk.

Gather the dough into a ball gently, that will hold together.

On a floured work surface knead the dough briefly, 10-12 turns. Cut the dough in half and roll one half of the dough into a strip approx. 12 inches long and 1/2 an inch thick. Spread the strip with Nutella…

And sprinkle with toffee chips. I could snack on toffee chips all day long y’all.

Roll the strip from the long side like you would a jelly roll. Seal the seam closed and cut the ends at an angle.

This will enable you to cut the roll into traditional triangle shape wedges.

Place the scones on an ungreased baking sheet and brush with melted butter.

Sprinkle with Demerara sugar. Oh my! Layers of hazelnut, chocolate and sugar.

See that light flaky, melted Nutella Toffee goodness y’all? It’s warm, sweet and just asking to be devoured…I’m in heaven. M2 was also thrilled when he came home from his play date to discover these little bites of sweet delight. Now if I can just keep my baby from growing. He and I shared a glass of milk along with some of these delicious scones together yesterday morning in order to start his birthday of right. More on that tomorrow if I can keep some composure.

I hope that you guys have fun playing around in the kitchen with this recipe. Let me know what flavor combos you all come up. You guys know that I’m curious and can’t wait to hear about your adventures.

Love ya!,

Tickled Red

 

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Nutella Toffee Scones-Adapted from Julia Child’s Buttermilk Scones (makes 2 dozen mini scones)

3 cups all purpose flour

1/2 cup sugar

2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

3/4 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 sticks cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces

1 cup buttermilk

5 tablespoons Nutella (or more )

1/2 cup toffee chips

1/2 stick unsalted butter, melted for brushing

1/4 cup Demerara sugar, for sprinkling on top

Prep- Preheat the oven to 425 and position the oven racks to divide the oven into thirds.

In a medium bowl, stir the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt together.

Add the cold butter pieces and using your fingertips or a pastry blender work the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles coarse cornmeal. It’s okay if there are some slightly larger pieces of butter, this will actually add to the flakiness of the dough.

Pour in the buttermilk and mix until the ingredients are just moistened. You’ll have a soft dough with a rough look. If  the dough looks dry add a tiny bit more milk.

Gather the dough into a ball gently, that holds together.

On a floured work surface knead the dough briefly, 10-12 turns.

Cut the dough in half.

Roll one half of the dough into a strip approx. 12 inches long and 1/2 an inch thick. Spread the strip with Nutella and sprinkle with toffee chips.

Roll the strip from the long side like you would a jelly roll. Seal the seam closed and cut the ends at an angle. This will enable you to cut the roll into traditional triangle shape wedges.

Place the scones on an ungreased baking sheet.

Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with Demerara sugar.

Bake the scones for 10-12 minutes or until both the tops and the bottoms are golden.

Transfer to a rack and cool. Store in an air tight container, you can even freeze them.

Enjoy,

Shari/Red

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{ 31 comments… read them below or add one }

Miss April 12, 2011 at 12:29 am

Gorgeous and I would imagine super delicious! I am saving this one and will try it asap! Scones are my favorite for breakfast, lunch, or well you get the picture!

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Shaina April 12, 2011 at 2:08 am

Oh how I love the perfect swirls of Nutella in these scones. My grandma once let me eat a stick of butter. When my mom walked in and tried to stop me, my grandma told her it was healthy. Mmmm…butter.

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Amber | Bluebonnets & Brownies April 12, 2011 at 7:23 am

Oh Shari, these look wonderful! I’d never made scones until Maggy and Pam posted a recipe on threemanycooks that I had to try. These look so freaking fantastic! I’m dreaming of nutella and toffee now.

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RJ Flamingo April 12, 2011 at 7:28 am

Swoon! I’ve bookmarked this for later, because I can imagine it becoming an obsession. ;-)

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Amy | She Wears Many Hats April 12, 2011 at 7:33 am

These look like the best kind of scones – filled with chocolatey, nutella goodness! YUM!

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Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen April 12, 2011 at 8:25 am

Geez, that’s a good idea. I’m trying this out pronto!

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Strawberry CAKE April 12, 2011 at 8:31 am

My kiddos would love these they are always begging me to make chocolate chips scones. And we are Nutella freaks so this would be perfect. Will make soon ; )

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JenniferA April 12, 2011 at 8:45 am

These look amazing. What a treat for any time of day! And now I am just thinking of the other possibilities of things you could spread inside there. Hmmmmm…..

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Wenderly April 12, 2011 at 9:08 am

Mmmmmmm, be still my heart. LOVE nutella & scones, the two together equal *bliss*!!!

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Yammie April 12, 2011 at 9:17 am

Beautiful! Nutella and Toffee are my super favorites. Never thought of putting them together.

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Tracy April 12, 2011 at 10:04 am

Wow, these look incredible!! After learning a couple weeks ago that I can eat nutella, I have been putting it on EVERYTHING. I wish I had one (or five) of these scones for breakfast right now!

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Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food April 12, 2011 at 10:19 am

mmm all I can say is genius! :)

Nutella goes well in everything! :)

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Lynn April 12, 2011 at 10:53 am

I’m so very thankful that I found you today. Those scores and the Nutella are calling out to me.

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naomi April 12, 2011 at 2:06 pm

Scones are one of my favorite morning treats! Yours look lovely!

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Kimmy @ Lighter and Local April 12, 2011 at 6:18 pm

You have take two of my favorite flavors in all of the world, toffee and nutella, and rolled them into something amazing.

I’m definitely making these!

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Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking April 12, 2011 at 11:04 pm

Wow these look so delicious! I am new to your blog and am so glad that I found it. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe! I look forward to making these.

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Paula - bell'alimento April 13, 2011 at 10:11 am

If I come to visit will you make one or two BATCHES of these purty plz ; )

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Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction April 13, 2011 at 3:00 pm

Oh my goodness… These look just amazing!

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bridget {bake at 350} April 13, 2011 at 3:37 pm

Oh MY!!! This is a must make!

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Darcie April 13, 2011 at 11:25 pm

Wow girl-these look beautiful AND delicious! Love seeing your Monkey in on the fun :)

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Maria April 14, 2011 at 10:53 am

All of my favorites in one scone! YUM!

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Chef Dennis April 14, 2011 at 10:53 am

those scones look amazing, I have never seen them made that way, how clever!
I’m happy to see you got the young surfer boy learning to cook, it will help him so much as he gets older!
cheers
Dennis

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Sue April 14, 2011 at 11:59 am

Oh my goodness! You’re darn right I want to make these! They look INCREDIBLE! You know what? I have never made scones?!? :)

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Aggie April 14, 2011 at 5:40 pm

You make this look so easy! How did you do that? :)

Loving these!

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Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles April 15, 2011 at 10:57 pm

Those are soooooo pretty!! I love the swirly swirls – gorgeous!

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Robyn | Add a Pinch April 15, 2011 at 11:29 pm

I need a few of these bad boys in my life!

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marla April 16, 2011 at 9:49 am

These look beyond fabulous!! Not only nutella, but toffee too?? Sweet indeed :)

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Janet Rudolph @ DyingforChocolate May 11, 2011 at 8:18 pm

Heavenly.. love the nutella with these.. gooey and good!

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Tickled Red May 12, 2011 at 10:42 am

Thanks Janet!! {hugs}

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Lynn August 3, 2011 at 8:08 pm

I made these with my 7 year old daughter today. Super easy and fantastic. I thought that they would be tricky to cut into the wedges to look like yours did. But, I was wrong. :) We will definitely make these again. Thanks.

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Lisa @ Snappy Gourmet March 17, 2012 at 8:57 pm

These look great!

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