It's one of the coolest and most delicious bakeries I've visited in New York.
And since I live in Utah and not New York, I'm grateful that BAKED has come out with their own cookbooks. In fact, saying that my husband and I love baking from BAKED cookbooks is a major understatement.
We have absolutely loved Baked: New Frontiers in Baking. Matt and Renato's twist on classic American desserts is refreshing and fun. Let me give you a little refresher of some of the treats Adam and I have "baked" up: Millionaire's Shortbread, German Chocolate Cake, Black Forest Chocolate Cookies (a favorite), Monster Cookies, Peanut Butter Cookies with Milk Chocolate Chunks and their Chocolate Chip Cookies and Peanut Butter Crispy Bars which I don't believe think I've blogged about quite yet.
When I read on BAKED's Facebook page that a blogger would be starting a bake-along blogging group for their new cookbook, Baked Explorations...I knew I was interested. Thankfully the group doesn't have a participation requirement so I was happy to commit to baking when I could. For our first week we made Nutella Scones. BEHOLD!
This was my first time ever making scones. It was cool and homey and super homemade. I loved the feel of the dough and the technique used. I love making treats from hand. And I love Nutella! Oh dear, I love it!
For the most part, I felt confident that I did everything right. I don't think I overworked the dough, but I didn't have anyone taste of see these that was a scone expert. But these were delicious, especially with a little extra Nutella on your plate to add on if you pleased.
If you want to see some step-by-step pictures head over to a fellow blogger, Christine's blog. She captured the process well. The scones have chocolate in the dough, then you fold in roasted hazelnuts and spread Nutella before you roll the dough up. Check it out.
I will definitely be making these again to hone my scone-dough handling. Thanks BAKED! You guys are the best. Oh and if you make these, I really liked eating them after they had cooled. I felt the chocolate flavor was more pronounced.
Be sure to check out the other Nutella Scones that were made on the BAKED Sunday Mornings blog.
Next Baked Sunday Morning is December 5, 2010: Sweet & Salty Brownies on page 93.