Raspberry Ripple Scones with Dark Chocolate, my Living Room, and a Giveaway!
Want to show someone you care by whipping up a special breakfast treat? These raspberry ripple scones won’t disappoint! You’ll love the ribbons of sweet raspberry preserves running all throughout, and the pockets of melty dark chocolate make them truly unforgettable.
Good afternoon, my friends! So sorry this is a few hours late getting to you today. Hopefully you’ll forgive me when you see the awesome giveaway I have for you, at the bottom of the post. Be sure to scroll all the way down for a chance to enter to win a $300 gift card from Amazon!
Sometimes life just gets in the way, y’know? We had a busy weekend with ice skating lessons, birthday festivities, and of course the Superbowl. Also, I’m on a mission to beautify my living room. Obviously, it’s the one room in our house where we all spend the most time, and I’m just so sick of looking around me and feeling like it looks careless, shabby, and more or less just half-assed. I’m ready to make big changes and so I’m finally putting that as a fast-track priority.
On Sunday I hauled the whole crew to a couple of different furniture stores just to get final approval on the 3 sofa options I had narrowed down to. PS if you ever want to feel totally convinced that you are raising two utter savages and are a complete failure as a parent, bring your 5 and 7 year old boys with you furniture shopping. It’s fun times. Here is our current setup:
… which I hate with the fiery burning passion of a thousand suns. (Side note: that Hot Wheels track on the wall behind the sofa is quite a statement piece, is it not?) We went for leather when we purchased this set 5 years ago, because my kids were ages 2 and 6 months at the time, and bodily fluids were spewing everywhere. The leather does wear like iron, but it’s slippery and cold, and that heavy dark color just makes me ill. Speaking of which have you seen this commercial? I swear to god the husband is so hilarious and I totally relate!
So now it’s looking like I’m going to end up with one of these two options, in either the “Mink” Marled Microfiber or the “Doe” Linen Weave:
…which I’m thinking will go a long way towards making the room feel lighter, brighter, more stylish, and cozier. I’m leaning towards the Peggy, but Mr. Allie likes the Crosby. What do you think? Which do you like best? Go ahead and get in the middle of this argument in the comments section 😉
I’m also hoping to spruce up this corner with a comfy chair, some greenery, and maybe some wall art.
And I’d love to re-tile the fireplace surround with carrera marble, a la Thrifty Decor Chick.
Anyhow, I’ll keep you posted!
I know you don’t click over here to talk interior design though, so let’s get to it, why don’t we?!
Raspberry ripple scones!!! I love this time of year because this is when you start to see all the delicious fruit + chocolate desserts 😀 😀 😀
Totally a favorite flavor combo for me. I absolutely ADORE the contrast of dark, deep, almost bitter chocolate with bright, tangy, juicy fruit. Chocolate and strawberry, chocolate and cherry, chocolate and raspberry… I could eat it all day and night, but today we’re talking breakfast. Or brunch 😉
I settled on the basic scone recipe from Ovenly, which is a cookbook that Mr. Allie gifted to me over the holidays. Ovenly is a little bakery up in Brooklyn that is getting tons of attention lately, and it seems that their scones are a huge draw. So I just knew from the moment I first cracked the book that I’d be building off of their legendary recipe!
It did not disappoint. The scones are tender as can be and outrageously delicious warm from the oven, and they still tasted pretty darn good the next day too. Buttery, light, and fabulously indulgent with ribbons of raspberry preserves running through every bite, punctuated by a sprinkling of deep, dark, chocolate chunks.
I chose to use a 60% cacao chocolate bar, which I chopped by hand, but feel free to substitute semisweet chips if that’s what you have on hand. I just really liked the way the chopped chocolate dispersed through the scone dough, with different sized pieces ranging from bitty little crumbs that just melt on your tongue, on up to big shards that get all drippy and gooey in the warm, fluffy scone.
Also I should mention that these scones bake up GENEROUS. Seriously, these things are bigger than my whole hand. Perfect for sharing, or if you’re looking for a more packable portion for on-the-go eating, maybe divide the dough in half before flattening and cutting into wedges, so you’ll have 16 smaller scones rather than 8 monstrous ones. I’m thinking the bake time could then probably be cut by 5 minutes or so (just keep an eye on them).
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Raspberry Ripple Scones with Dark Chocolate
- 3 cups (375 g) all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup (50 g) granulated sugar
- 1 1/2 tablespoons baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 cup (113.5 g) unsalted butter, (1 stick), cold
- 4 ounces (113.4 g) dark chocolate,, roughly chopped, or about 3/4 cup semisweet chips
- 1 1/2 cups (354.88 ml) heavy whipping cream, , cold, plus a little more for brushing the tops of the scones
- 1/4 cup (85 g) seedless raspberry preserves
- white sparkling sugar,, for garnish
- Place the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl and whisk to combine.
- Cut the butter into 1/2-inch cubes and add it to the dry ingredients.
- Work the butter in, using a pastry blender, until the mixture resembles coarse meal and the butter pieces are no larger than the size of a pea.
- Stir in the chocolate.
- Make a well in the center, and pour in the cream.
- Fold, until the dough just barely starts to come together. (Don't overwork the dough or the scones could come out tough. Streaks of flour should still remain.)
- Transfer the dough to a lightly floured work surface, and gather it into a mound. Press the dough to a thickness of about 3/4-inch.
- Spread the surface with about 1 1/2 tablespoons of raspberry preserves, then fold the dough in half. Press again, spread with preserves, and fold once more. Repeat this process one more time, then shape the dough into a circle about 10-inches in diameter and 1-inch thick.
- Cut into 8 equal wedges, and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F, and place the scones in the freezer for 10 minutes.
- Brush the scones with additional cream and sprinkle with sparkling sugar.
- Bake for 18-20 minutes or until lightly golden. Serve warm.
Do not go micro fiber!! I have a very active child and we bough the furniture with the house. so from the time he was 8 until 13 he has managed to turn white furniture into smudged furniture that looks gross. I have tried everything to clean it even a few hints on pinterest but I just spread the stains. I hate the stuff. For now go with anything durable. The scones will be so good. I just have to get over the flu to have energy to do more than just pin them.
Oh gosh I hope you feel better soon! Thanks so much for the tip Khrystja!
I haven’t been over here in what seems like forever. I love scones… and these look amazing! Great flavor combo. I hadn’t heard of Ovenly… browsing through on Amazon, I may need to check it out. Bloody Mary scones sound intriguing too 🙂
You’ve probably already settled this by now, but I like the style of the Peggy, but wondering about the wear of a weaved linen? My kids at 8 and 10 are still wicked hard on it seems every piece of furniture we own. You may want to wrap your new sofa in plastic, ala “My Big Fat Greek Wedding”, LOL
Love your curtains, by the way… at least they are bright and cheery!!
Thank you Jill! I love my curtains too lol. And that has basically been the goal for everything that’s gone into the room since getting those horrid sofas- how to brighten things up! I just got so fed up with it. I ended up ordering the sofa in a marled microfiber fabric. The linen weave was so pretty but yeah, I was concerned about how it would wear. Great minds!
My vote is for the Peggy sofa!
Go with the Peggy, Microfiber is a monster – I’m speaking from experience! On the plus side, I think either will really help that hot wheels track shine!
P.S. The scones look killer!
I agree with you – Peggy 4 Prez! I like it because there are three cushions, which make it easier to flip/rotate them for even wear. Also – the tufted cushions look refined. Love the chocolate/raspberry combo in these scones – a decadent breakfast treat!
Thanks Sarah! I thought the same thing about the cushions 😉
First these scones sound absolutely delicious – chocolate + raspberry is an awesome combo!
And two – oh man I so agree with you on the leather. When my husband and I first started dating he had these horrible leather couches (they looked nice but were so slippery and uncomfortable!!). The soft couches are where it’s at!
THANK YOU. Ugh, so over the leather!
Peggy Sofa! It looks way more “floppable” (i.e. as in you flopping on it!)! You crammed alot into this post Allie! Scones, giveaway and redecorating feedback…!!! 🙂
I like the Peggy too! 🙂 We are just about to re-do our living room too! I was planning on white, grey and splashes of blue, but my partner bought this really cool exclamation point light and it’s bright red, so now I’ve changed my plans! I also love these scones!! The raspberry preserves throughout is a genius idea, pockets of sweet sweet fruit, perfection!
Delicious scones! A perfect way to show someone you care 🙂 I’m sure your living room is going to look beautiful when you are finished!
I would definitely go with the left! And by the way, your house is totally gorgeous even without any new furniture! Love the chocolate and raspberry in these scones 🙂
These will be great for Breakfast on Valentines Day. I don’t know how you come up with the things you do.I couldn’t live with or near you.
These look amazing! I love raspberry and dark chocolate and I’d love one of these with a cup of tea 🙂
Gosh, you have my life with two boys! And I thought I was the only one raising savages. haha We went leather too when the boys were younger, and I’m kinda hating on my current couch. I vote for Peggy all the way, although the Crosby is no slouch either. 🙂 And these scones…I would absolutely love to make these…or have someone make them for me! 🙂
How old are your boys, Marcie?
They’re 13 and 11, with no patience for errand running! Haha
Oh man! Do you mean to tell me I should expect at least 6 more years like this??? Heaven help me!
Yep, you’re making me not only want to redecorate, but to spend the afternoon making scones–not a bad combination if I do say so 🙂 I am a fan of the Peggy but that’s because I love tufted sofas of any kind!
Yum, Allie! Raspberries are my favorite! I like the idea of doing smaller batches too! Pinning!
I haven’t enjoyed a good scone in a LONG time, and seeing this reminded me that I need to make some soon!
I’m definitely leaning towards the Peggy, too. I’m a huge fan of sofas with a good armrest on the sides, and I think the Peggy couch fits that bill better. Also, I think I like the greater textures in the fabric for the Peggy more. Either way–both look good!
Gosh this is a hard one. I love both. I think you and Mr. Allie have impeccable taste! Love all of your decorating ideas and these scones are masterpieces!!
They look fabulous! And I love chocolate and raspberry together. It’s always a delicious combo.
I like the sofa on the left a bit better but they’re both great options! I agree leather is too cold and slippery for me. Decorating is fun!