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Choc Chip Scones with Strawberry Jam

Chocolate is the flavour of the day today as Yudhika prepares an amazing spread of Chocolate dishes. On the menu is Willy Wonka Style Chocolate Cake; a creamy & luscious Chocolate Mousse; Choc Chip scones with homemade Strawberry Jam, a decadent Self-saucing chocolate pudding and a delicious Chocolate & Fig Pavlova with a touch of Chocolate

Ingredients

  • 375g cake flour
  • 20ml baking powder
  • 20ml sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 170g cold butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 140ml fresh cream
  • 75g chopped chocolate
  • 1 egg
  • 10ml milk
  • Whipped cream, to serve
  • For the jam:
    • 500g strawberries
    • 250g sugar
    • 1 lime
    • 1 vanilla pod
    • 1 cinnamon stick

Method:

  1. Rub the flour, salt and butter together in a mixing bowl until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  2. Add the baking powder and sugar.
  3. Toss the ingredients lightly.
  4. Lightly beat the cream with the egg yolks.
  5. Make a well in the centre, and pour in the cream.
  6. Gently work the dry ingredients into the cream.
  7. Add the chocolate chips and mix lightly.
  8. Lightly flour the work surface and roll out until 1 – 1,5cm thick.
  9. Use a scone cutter to cut out rounds using as little excess flour as possible.
  10. Place the scones on a baking tray.
  11. Beat the egg with milk and brush the scones to glaze.
  12. Leave the scones to chill in a refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  13. Bake the scones at 200 degrees Celsius for 10 minutes.
  14. Serve with strawberry jam.
  15. For the jam:
    1. Slice the strawberries and place them in a pan.
    2. Add the sugar and stir well until the sugar begins to dissolve.
    3. Gently heat the strawberries until the sugar completely dissolves (keep stirring often)
    4. Simmer on a medium heat.
    5. Add the lime, vanilla pod and cinnamon stick.
    6. Simmer for ten minutes and remove the foam that forms on top of the jam with a metal spoon.
    7. Once the jam has thickened, pour into sterilized jars and seal.