Let’s talk about the alternative names I considered giving these scones:
1) Gangsta Scones
2) Oh no you di’nt Biscuits
3) The scones you would serve if Alice Cooper was coming to your tea party
4) Hard Rock Cakes …that’s a play on ‘rock cakes’ (what is it they say? that it’s not a good joke if you have to explain it?)
5) I can’t think of a name because it’s hard to think when your mouth is full of Nutella and Honeycomb Scones
6) The latest good thing in my life that has been inspired by Joy The Baker
7) Proof that Mae West was right when she said ‘Too much of a good thing can be wonderful’
8) Hell’s Angelcakes
9) *Jazz Hands*
10) …aaaaaaand, the only thing that could inspire me to attempt a Letterman-style Top 10 list on my blog.
These scones are badass. They are full of dark chocolatey goodness, a hint of hazelnut flayva from the Nutella, and a smattering of glittery golden honeycomb sprankled on top. That’s right, sprankled. It’s like Gangsta sprinkled.
Sprankled. It’s a thing.
The other bonus of these dark and funky sc0nes is that they are totally made from ingredients you will definitely have around the house. I’m assuming that if you’re reading this, then you too will live in the kind of house where Nutella is a staple.
As I mentioned earlier, the idea for these scones came to me by way of the one and only Joy The Baker. Joy’s blog is a full-on inspiration in my life, and when I saw her honeycomb candy recipe it brought memories flooding back to me of sitting up on the counter at home while we made honeycomb. I remember that my sister and I used to get forks and dig out warm pieces of gooey honeycomb while it was setting. Totally dangerous, and I really wouldn’t recommend it, except that it is awesome, and I totally did it when I was making these. Just be careful because molten sugar is HOT. You will be shocked and awed when you see how easy it is to make honeycomb at home. This whole recipe (honeycomb included) took me about half an hour all told, and everything in it (flour, cocoa, eggs, butter, sugar, honey, nutella) was already in the house …especially the nutella. So don’t just stand there, let’s get to it. Strike a pose there’s nothing to it.
Because, as Madonna says; Beauty is where you find it / Not just where you bump and grind it.
I’m sorry, I was listening to Vogue.
Nutella and Honeycomb Scones Recipe
Adapted from Baked Explorations by Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito, 2010 and inspired by Joy The Baker, always.
INGREDIENTS: For the Honeycomb: 1 heaped tsp bicarb
250g caster sugar
2 heaped tbsp honey Line a rimmed baking tray with baking paper. To make the honeycomb, place the sugar, honey and a splash of water (about 50ml) into a medium sized saucepan. Stir together, and then place over a medium heat. Heat the sugar mixture until it reaches 150C on a sugar thermometer, or until it is a light amber colour. For best results, use a sugar thermometer. As soon as the caramel reaches 150C, remove it from the heat, and immediately add the bicarb. Whisk quickly and carefully until the contents of the pan is completely foamy and combined. Immediately pour the honeycomb out onto the baking paper, and leave it to cool and set. For easy cleaning, simply fill the saucepan with water and place the whisk in there to soak – the residue will dissolve in about 20 minutes. Once the honeycomb is completely set, smash it to smithereens and enjoy! For the Scones
2 cups plain flour
1/4 cup caster sugar
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 tbsp baking powder
75g salted butter, cut into cubes
1 cup smashed honeycomb
1/2 cup milk or buttermilk
Nutella, for drizzling Preheat the oven to 180C. In a large bowl, or the bowl of a stand mixer, combine all the dry ingredients. Whisk or mix briefly to combine, and make sure there are no lumps. Add the cubes of butter, and rub in using your fingers, or a pastry cutter, or alternatively mix on a low speed until the butter is mainly worked in, with some larger pieces still visible. At this point, toss in half the smashed honeycomb, and stir a little to distribute it. Next, mix the egg and milk together and add all at once to the cocoa brown rubble in the bowl, before mixing it in with a flexible spatula, or again on a very low speed in your mixer. Turn the dough out onto your work surface, and pat it into a long rectangle shape. Cut the dough down the middle lengthways, and into 5 widthways, to make 10 scones. Place these on a lined baking sheet and place in the oven for 15 to 18 minutes, or until they sound hollow when tapped. Place as much nutella as you desire into a small bowl and heat gently in the microwave, just to loosen it. Once the scones are out of the oven, drizzle them liberally with nutella, and then sprinkle the remaining honeycomb all over those suckers. Enjoy!
LOL hilarious post! I love that it ends with an actually very appropriate quote from Vogue! :P
Madonna 4 eva! Thanks Lorraine!
‘oh no you di’nt” is the best name EVER! hilarious!
and these look unreal.
im going to pretend to be alice cooper and invite myself over!
Haha, come any time, Al!
I am hooked Sarah. I need some of these scones in my life.
OMG! I love honeycomb. And WITH Nutella on scones? I’m dying. Sprankled. I’m so using that!
OH MAH GAWWWD.
YES YES YES YES YESSS. I love Nutella and honeycomb and just everything about these scones (esp. that you’d serve em to Alice Cooper, gotta love rock n roll scones!)
I love all of the alternate names for these scones…they made me laugh. These are the cutest, most delicious looking scones ever. I love Nutella!
These look just too good!
I am so glad I found your blog! This recipe looks amazing and i was just laughing out loud at all your gangster references. You sound awesome! Let’s be friends lol
I’m really loving Gangsta Scones, it has a nice ring to it, especially when you see how pretty they are. Also these are definitely some thugs I would love to see on a dark street at night, I would tear them apart!
Mmmmm. The scones look so tasty.
I LURVE scones and wow – this combo sounds incredible!!!! Great post-love the alternative names!
Thanks for sharing!
Ok so you’ve got to be kidding me right? These are best sounding scones I’ve ever heard. Nutella wins my heart in a hearth beat. God I love you Sarah.
The feeling is soooo mutual.
I gotta get me some of this sprankled action. UH HUH.
I had no idea honeycomb was so easy to make. And you couldn’t find two better sources to be inspired by!
Gangsta Scones has got to be the best name for scones evah.. for realz.. and with that nutella drizzled on the top I’d say these are 100% gangsta!
I need to commit the honeycomb recipe to memory. Crunchie bars are my FAVORITE CANDY BAR EVER (honeycomb candy covered in rich milk chocolate), but they’re European, so I never ever get them. The few times I’ve been to Europe I’ve stocked up, but my supply is sadly low. These are like, the cookie form! I need to make them!
HOW GOOD ARE CRUNCHIES! We have there here in Aus. Amazeballz.
First and foremost, your writing is incredible! Secondly, these look divine! Who doesn’t love nutella?! Awesome!
Lawd love ya! What a nice thing to say.
I’m could definitely go Gangsta with these babies!! Wow, they look absolutely decadent. Great photography and prose!!
thanks for inspiring me. (and beautiful pictures).
These scones just won my heart!
I love #3 choice for the name! These scones definitely ROCK! You’re so creative, Sarah! (=
Omg this is amazing. Haha I’d have to say I’d go for the “Oh no you di’nt Biscuits”…but I love all the other names as well! Can I have these in my face too to help you brainstorm? THAT NUTELLA. Swoon.
I like name # two too funny!
Ohmygosh!! I can’t stop drooling over these scones. What’s not to love about nutella :D
I’m torn between “Oh No You Di’int Biscuits” and “Hell’s Angelcakes.” But really, they don’t even need a name–pretty sure if I’m going to open my mouth in their presence, it’s going to be to stuff it with as much scone as possible. I’d never thought of the combination of Nutella and honeycomb, but it sounds fab.
My vote is on “Jazz Hands.” Also, anything incorporating honeycomb is okay in my book.
Oh gosh, I am in love with the honeycomb idea here. You are right too much of a good thing can be wonderful!
Funny funny post, how did I miss this one…Love Joy the baker, was so inspired by her honey comb and now am seriously inspired by your scone which is kick…gorgeous..
Your desserts are making me lust for one now!
These sound totes Amazeballs
I haven’t had honeycombs since I was a kid. These look so so good! Awesome idea to combine with nutella into a fun scone goodie. :)
I’m really really really into this! Hell yes.
OK, these look AMAZING, and your post had me cracking up. Nice work!! :)