White Chocolate Raspberry Scones are delicious as a sweet brunch item or as dessert! This scone recipe marries the sweetness of white chocolate with tanginess of raspberries to make a very tasty little treat.
Scones are fantastic little things. Dessert for breakfast has always been an idea I like, and scones are an excellent example of this. These white chocolate raspberry scones are intended to be sweet, flaky, tender, and just pretty darn easy to eat.
Of course, scones are not just a sweet breakfast item – they’re fantastic desserts, and wonderful at teatime or any time you’re looking for a sweet snack.
If you’re anything like me though, plan ahead – I find I always eat my raspberries before I’m ready to bake with them! (I literally buy a second “sacred” pack of raspberries to bake with.)
You can also watch the White Chocolate Raspberry Scones recipe video on YouTube!
Here’s a quick summary of the main ingredients required to make this white chocolate raspberry scone raspberry:
- All-purpose flour
- Granulated sugar
- Baking powder
- White chocolate
- Lemon zest
- Whipping cream
Tips to make the best White Chocolate Raspberry Scones
There are essentially three key tips to making perfect scones every time.
Cold ingredients (butter, eggs, cream etc.) lead to flakier, more delicious scones.
Chilling the scone dough helps to relax the gluten in the flour. This means more tender scones with added height. It also means that the fat content within the scones has been chilled, leading to a flakier final scone.
Overmixing is the enemy. The goal is flaky, not ruined…so while mixing is necessary, be careful not to overmix to the point that your gluten is overworked, and your scones become dense and chewy.
How to wash raspberries
This isn’t a massively important step, but knowing how to wash your berries can help you get an ever so slightly better result. Why? Because you won’t damage the structure of the berries until you actually choose to do so.
Instead of simply running water over your berries, gently wash them in a bowl of water with a teaspoon of white distilled vinegar mixed in. A quick and gentle wash will suffice! If you leave the raspberries in the vinegar-water too long, they can start to absorb the flavor of the vinegar, and you do not want your raspberries to taste like vinegar. (Trust me on this one, bestie!)
Lay your washed berries out over a few kitchen towels to dry. Easy peasy.
Can you use frozen raspberries in scones
Absolutely. Fresh berries are optimal, but frozen can be much more convenient at certain times of the year and in some locations.
There are quite a few ways to create variations on chocolate raspberry scones. The easiest involve simple substitutions that can make big changes to the flavor palette. Of course, if you prefer a different scones recipe, you can check out my bakery-style Lemon Blueberry Scones.
White chocolate sauce
If you’re all about the sweetness, consider trying a white chocolate drizzle/sauce on top of your scones. To make this, simply melt white chocolate and drizzle it on top of the baked scones.
Dark chocolate sauce
If, like me, you love to up to the chocolate ante of any recipe you make, create a dark chocolate drizzle to pour over your white chocolate raspberry scones.
Swap white chocolate with dark chocolate chips
The easiest change to make that has a big impact is turning this recipe from white chocolate raspberry scones to dark chocolate raspberry scones – no other changes are needed, simply swap the white chocolate chips for an equal quantity of dark chocolate chips.
How to store scones
White chocolate raspberry scones can be stored in an airtight container for 3-4 days.
Can you freeze white chocolate raspberry scones
The unbaked dough can be frozen for up to one month.
Can you make scones ahead of time
Absolutely. Prepare the batter the night before, and bake in the morning.
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