How to Make Scones With Cocoa Powder

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Using cocoa powder is a great way to give your scones a rich new taste. Find out how to make scones with cocoa powder with help from the head chef and principal owner of YaDa Chef in this free video clip.

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Hi. I am Joseph Yacino, YaDa chef in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This great space you see me cooking in is kitchen 953. Kitchen 953 is Broward county's number one shared professional culinary space. Scones, or scones as some of you insist on calling them, seem to be shrouded in all this mystery and really this most humble of British Scottish Irish tea time pastries is quite simple. So today I'm going to show you and take the mystery out of how to make the scone with cocoa powder. Now the method is the exact same. You're going to use flour and sugar and baking powder and egg and milk. Now I've already mixed all this up together to this I'm taking my cocoa powder. And what you do is you just replace a quarter of the flour you would normally use with cocoa powder. How easy is that? And then you just mix it all together. Make sure it's well incorporated. You've got to roll it out on a slightly floured board. If you want, you could use a little bit more cocoa. Cocoa is a little bit more expensive though than what flour is, so maybe I'd go with the flour if you're not worried about your pennies than be my guest and use some cocoa. Just going to roll these out, cut them up, and again, always remember, you want the dough to be somewhere between three quarters of an inch and an inch. That's two to two and a half centimeters. Cut into triangles. Throw them in to an oven for ten to 12 minutes and you'll be ready to go and serve them with however and whatever you want. OK. So here you have it, my chocolate scones were in the oven for ten to 12 minutes. I put them with a little bit of strawberry and some fresh double Devon cream and that's how easy it is to make scones with cocoa powder. I am Joseph Yacino, thank you so much for watching.

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