Nutella-Filled Scones

by alexandra

Nutella-Filled Scones - Buttery, flaky scones sandwiched with a hefty dose of rich Nutella  ➝ Pure heaven. | www.brighteyedbaker.com

This is what you call an unapologetically indulgent recipe. You might even want to call it an unapologetically indulgent breakfast; they’re worth it. A buttery scone is a treat, but a buttery scone filled with Nutella? Now that’s what I call an awesome splurge.

Nutella-Filled Scones - Buttery, flaky scones sandwiched with a hefty dose of rich Nutella ➝ Pure heaven. | www.brighteyedbaker.com

These scones certainly aren’t anything fancy (because I doubt you could call a humble scone heavily slathered with Nutella fancy by any means), but WOAH – they’re killer. Golden-brown edges, flaky texture, tender crumb, and tons of chocolate-hazelnut goodness sandwiched in the middle ← that’s what we’re working with here. Tell me that doesn’t sound like a little slice of heaven; I dare you. Top it all off with a sweet dusting of powdered sugar and I’m pretty sure breakfast has never looked so tempting.

Nutella-Filled Scones - Buttery, flaky scones sandwiched with a hefty dose of rich Nutella ➝ Pure heaven. | www.brighteyedbaker.com

But let’s be real… are these reserved for breakfast only? HECK NO. Make them an afternoon treat with a cup of coffee, call them dessert, do what you need to do — just make these happen, in your kitchen, ASAP. They’re indulgent, they’re dangerous, but ooooh they’re worth it.

Nutella-Filled Scones - Buttery, flaky scones sandwiched with a hefty dose of rich Nutella ➝ Pure heaven. | www.brighteyedbaker.com

Nutella-Filled Scones

Cook Time: 12 minutes

about 10 scones

Nutella-Filled Scones

Buttery, flaky scones sandwiched with a hefty dose of rich Nutella.

Ingredients

  • 11 5/8 ounces (2 3/4 cups, spoon and level) all-purpose flour
  • 2 3/8 ounces (1/3 cup) granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 ounces (1/4 cup) unsalted butter, frozen and cubed
  • 8 1/4 ounces (1 cup) heavy cream, plus extra for glazing
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Nutella (1 tablespoon per scone)

Instructions

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and dust parchment with flour.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Cut in butter with a pastry cutter until no large chunks remain. Add cream and vanilla and fold in with a spatula until incorporated in a shaggy dough. Use hands to gently knead until everything comes together to form a soft dough, adding a bit more cream if necessary.
  3. Divide dough in half and pat each half into a round disc, approx. 3/8" thick, on parchment. Freeze for about 45 minutes.
  4. Preheat oven to 425ºF and line separate baking tray with parchment paper.
  5. Use a 2 1/2" round cookie/biscuit cutter to cut dough into individual rounds, transferring to clean parchment. Gently ball up scraps, knead together briefly, pat to 3/8" thick, and cut, repeating as needed until all rounds are cut.
  6. Spread half of rounds with 1 tablespoons Nutella each, and then top each with a second round. Space apart on prepared baking sheet and brush tops with heavy cream.
  7. Bake scones in preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, watching for any tipping over as they bake*, until tops are turning golden and a toothpick inserted into the center of one comes out clean. Scones are best served the day they're baked**, preferably warm from the oven, but can also be kept in an airtight container at room temperature for a few days.

Notes

*If you notice any scones tipping while they bake due to the top halves sliding off, gently push them back up and continue baking.

**To prep scones and bake later: After cutting out dough rounds, freeze until firm, and then transfer to a zip-top bag and freeze until ready to bake. When ready, remove scones from freezer while oven is preheating and continue with step 6. Baking time may need to be increased; simply bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of a scone comes out clean.

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Ashley August 15, 2015

Oh these look awesome! Scones are one of my favorite breakfast treats to make and with nutella??? Sign me up! Have a great weekend!
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Jess August 15, 2015

My husband just came over to eye those photos up closer – I think I need to take the hint and make him these. What an awesome combination – yum!
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alexandra August 17, 2015

Haha love it!

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Erin M. August 21, 2015

Yum!!

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