Coffee cake recipe: Coffee scones

Coffee Recipes

If you are in the mood for a snack or if you have guests a coffee dessert is always a good idea. A coffee scone is a mix between a cake and a cookie, soft on the inside and crispy on the outside. 

This is a recipe for scones with our favorite ingredient: coffee!

Ingredients for coffee scones:

Coffee scone:

  • 360 gr wheat flour
  • 70 gr sugar
  • 16 gr baking powder 
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 1 tsp cardamom
  • 170 gr unsalted butter
  • 75 ml whole milk
  • 75 ml coffee 

Coffee icing:

  • 120 gr icing sugar
  • 3 tbsp of coffee 

So let’s make one of the best coffee cake recipe: Coffee scones

  1. Brew the coffee and let it cool down.
  2. Preheat the oven to 200°C (392°F). 
  3. Remove the butter from the refrigerator and grate coarsely. 
  4. Mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and cardamom in a large mixing bowl.
  5. Add the butter to the dry ingredients and mix with your hands so that all the pieces of butter are coated with the dry ingredients.
  6. Add the milk and (cold) coffee together, and add the liquid little by little to the dough.
  7. Try to knead the dough as little as possible. The goal is to just mix the ingredients together, but no more kneading than necessary.
  8.  Place the dough on a floured surface and form a round ball that you flatten. Like a thick pizza. 
  9. Cut the dough into 8 pieces and place them separately on baking paper on a baking tray.
  10.  Bake the scones in the center of the oven for 12-15 minutes. The scones are cooked when you insert a skewer into the center of a scone and it comes out clean.
  11. Now wait for the scones to cool. 
  12. Mix the icing sugar with the coffee to a syrupy consistency.
  13. Cover the coffee scones with the icing. Enjoy!  

We have four tips for a very good result that make these scones very special. 

  1. We first recommend using good quality coffee for the scones.
  2. As a second tip, we strongly recommend using a little cardamom. The cardamom is not very present, but is a taste that you just can’t put your finger on and gives a surprising effect. This is a real secret ingredient!
  3. The third tip we share with you is to use very cold butter and grate it. This sounds very strange, but because the butter is very fine through the grating, it mixes better with the flour. No lumps of butter in your scone, but a nice and smooth dough.
  4. Finally, make sure the dough stays cold before baking. For example, keep the butter in the fridge until the last moment, and make sure you touch the dough as little as possible. This way the dough warms up as little as possible, and you don’t over-knead the dough. The tastiest scones are made from dough that has been kneaded as little as possible, compared to bread dough that takes a long time to knead.