Fig Scones with Chocolate

fig scones with chocolate bottoms @createdbydiane

I want a fig tree!

Really, I had no idea until now,

that I LOVE figs so much.

I am so lucky to have such a sweet friend who gave me a whole bunch of super-delicious figs.

She has a Celeste Fig Tree and oh her figs are fabulous.

I knew I wanted to bake with some, right after I stopped shoveling them in my mouth!

Since I love scones so much, it was an easy decision to make some fig scones.

The chocolate bottoms….they were a BRILLIANT idea!

I covered some whole figs in chocolate and knew these scones were going to have to have a yummy coating of chocolate on them for that over the top deliciousness I was after.

 

how to easily add chocolate to baked goods @createdbydiane

 

Having easy to melt chocolate on hand is critical to me.

I’ve used many types of chocolate for melting and coating treats and Merckens dark chocolate candy melts are one of my favorites.  They melt quickly and the chocolate tastes delicious and it doesn’t get thick as I work with it, which is great when you want a thin coating.

If I’m making a large amount of items I want to cover with chocolate I use a double boiler, but if I only need a cup or under, I use the microwave, I use a microwave proof glass bowl and heat and stir it in increments until it’s completely melted and smooth, mixing it often allows the heat to distribute more evenly and less heating is needed as I mix and mix, the candy melts don’t always look as soft as they are, so be sure to mix it thoroughly.

 

Fig Scones with Chocolate
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cups flour
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter (Cold)
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup figs cut in quarters about a dozen small figs (extra figs for tops of scones if desired)
Instructions
  1. IN medium bowl mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  2. Cut in cold butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs with a pastry cutter
  3. Add in cream and eggs with vanilla
  4. then add in figs, and gently blend together (I refrigerated my figs and they didn't get too soft while stirring them in)
  5. Knead on a floured surface or in between wax paper 1 inch thick cut into triangles
  6. bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Chocolate for Baked Goods
 
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup chocolate candy melts (I use Merckens Dark Chocolate)
  • silicone brush
  • wax paper
  • baking sheet
Instructions
  1. Melt the chocolate in a microwave safe dish for 20 seconds, stir it, then add another 10 seconds as needed until the chocolate is silky smooth
  2. Line a baking sheet with wax paper
  3. coat the bottom of the scone (or baked good) with a silicone brush dipped in the melted chocolate
  4. place the chocolate side down on the wax paper and refrigerate it for a few minutes till the chocolate sets up and is firm

 

Fig Scones with chocolate bottoms from @createdbydiane

 

So, I’m off to the nursery to find me a fig tree!

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  1. 1

    I love fig, but yet have never worked with them. Are they ‘user friendly’?

    • 2

      yes they are easy to work with, I’d say they are similar to a strawberry, moist, and when really ripe, juicy and easily squished when firmer easy to slice. Sweet and pretty and look great topped on treats!

  2. 3

    I’ve made (fairly recently) the revelation that I LOVE figs. I had them for the first time a year or two ago and only once or twice since, but each time I’ve had them, I’ve always reminded how much I enjoy them. Your scones sound like a perfect way to enjoy them…and with chocolate? SOLD.

  3. 4

    I’m with you, a fig tree in the backyard would be awesome, they are so good!

  4. 5

    We used to have a dwarf fig tree when I was growing up – love the idea of figs in scones and that chocolate coated bottom just puts these over the top!

  5. 6

    thank you for this recipe I absolutely LOVE figs, But at what point in the recipe do you put in the figs ?Since they are so soft do they break up into the mixture so all the dough has bits throughout? thanks

    • 7

      sorry about that, I add them in after the eggs and vanilla and gently stirred them in. Mine were cold from the refrigerator so they didn’t get too soft while blending. I will adjust the recipe. Thanks for letting me know I had an error.

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