You know why I made a Red Velvet Scone? Me neither. I don’t like Red Velvet. Never have and never will. I just don’t understand it. I can’t wrap my brain around it. Maybe because I have one? I don’t know. Don’t get me started on Red Velvet.
Red Velvet is a fan favorite and I get asked quite often to make it and for a “good” recipe. I thought a Red Velvet scone would look visually appealing and it does, plus I don’t believe I’ve ever seen Red Velvet done as a scone. I have seen it done every other way.
For not being a Red Velvet fan, I will say, this scone has great texture and moisture content. Perhaps, if I didn’t call it Red Velvet, I would probably like it. No…no I wouldn’t. I do suggest you try the recipe. All hatred for Red Velvet aside, it really is a delectable scone.
What I did….
310g all purpose flour
13g baking powder
115g unsalted butter, cut into pieces
15g cocoa powder
1Tbsp red food color
1tsp vanilla extract
-sift all dry ingredients into large mixing bowl
-add butter and working with hands, mix dough until crumbly
-add buttermilk, color and vanilla extract
-combine until dough comes together
-divide dough in half and press out into rounds
-you should get two 6″ rounds giving you 16 scones total, 8 scones from each round
-bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes
Cream Cheese Icing
228g cream cheese
30g powdered sugar
4Tbsp HOT water
-combine all with a whisk
-make sure scones are cooled and spoon icing over scones
I don’t have photos of the steps and process of mixing and rolling out. You can refer to previous scone recipes, I have photos there.