We’ve decided, each month, to highlight one of our products and give you some ideas on how to use them in your everyday baking, cooking or drinks making!
This month it’s our 72% Mint Slab: pure raw organic cacao, agave nectar and mint essence.
We did some research into which flavors pair well with mint, and one of the most popular was cranberries. So we decided to make these delightful cranberry scones and finish them off with a mint chocolate drizzle.
If you have the inclination, they also go well with a fresh whipped cream and some cranberry jam!
Fresh Cranberry Scones:
Makes 12 to 18 scones, depending on size
1 1/2 cups fresh cranberries
1/3 cup light brown sugar
1 small orange or clementine, zested
2 1/4 cups flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
12 tablespoons chilled unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
1/3 cup to 1/2 cup milk
Turbinado sugar, for sprinkling, optional
For the chocolate drizzle:
One slab of Honest Mint Chocolate, melted (there will probably be some left over, you can eat that as a reward for your efforts!)
Heat the oven to 180 degrees and prepare two baking sheets by lining with parchment or lightly spraying with spray oil.
In the bowl of a food processor, whiz the cranberries with the brown sugar and orange zest until lightly chopped. Remove to a separate large bowl. Back in the food processor, whiz the flour, baking powder and salt. Cut the chilled butter into small pieces and pulse with the flour in the processor just until roughly crumbled.
Mix the flour and butter mixture with the cranberries in their bowl. Add the milk and stir just until the dough comes together; it’s fine if there is still crumbly flour.
Sprinkle the countertop or a board with flour, and dump the dough out on it. Cut out rounds using a biscuit cutter or glass, or pat into a thick circle and cut into wedges. If you aren’t planning on using the rum glaze, sprinkle the scone tops with sugar.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until just golden. Serve warm.
If using the drizzle, arrange the scones on a baking sheet or cooling rack and drizzle lightly with the chocolate. Let sit and cool until the surface of the drizzle dries.
Recipe adapted from: www.thekitchn.com