The Scone Artist is an amazingly creative scone shop in Houston. Their scones are inspired by fine art genres and artists. These scones are a nod to “Lavender Mist”, a painting by Jackson Pollock. But don’t worry! You won’t be eating paint. They’ve replaced the signature paint splotches with chopped blackberries and melted chocolate, so your scone will taste as good as it looks!
2 cups flour
¼ cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
8 tablespoons chilled butter, cubed
¾ cup semisweet chocolate chips, melted
¾ cup blackberries, chopped
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup milk
Melt ½ cup of semisweet chocolate chips in the microwave for about two minutes, stirring them every 30 seconds. Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a bowl or food processor. Cube the butter, and add it to the dry ingredients. Combine with a fork or pastry tool until the mixture is crumbly. Or mix with a few pulses in the food processor. If using a food processor, transfer everything to a bowl at this point. Then pour in the milk and vanilla. Mix until just combined. Add the chopped blackberries. Add the melted chocolate until just marbled through the batter. Drop by two tablespoonfuls full on to a pan covered with parchment paper. Bake at 425° degrees for 9 minutes. Makes 30 scones.
Note: You can use cream, whole or 2% milk.
Like these scones from The Scone Artist? Have an idea for a new artistic inspiration for them? Stop by their Facebook page and let them know!