About this recipe: Take scones to a whole new level with this chocolate and hazelnut version, ideal for a weekend treat! For a double chocolate whammy, spoon a little hazelnut spread on top.
This is the BEST recipe. I used fat-free hazelnut cinnamon non-dairy creamer in place of the buttermilk and left out the hazelnuts. A friend of mine from London says they are very authentic scones. Thank you so much for posting this! - 16 Apr 2002 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I have made these scones (minus the hazelnuts) several times for guests and they loved them and asked for the recipe. I used 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips and that was plenty. Enjoy! - 06 Oct 2002 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
This recipe is a new family favorite! I've long been searching for a scone recipe worthy of my favorite bakery scones, and this is the one. I will note however that for my taste the 1 1/2 teaspoons of almond extract is too much -- the almond flavor is so strong that it's like marzipan candy. I cut the amount in half and felt it was perfect, still noticeably an almond flavor but not overwhelming the other flavors. The full cup of chocolate chips will seem like overkill to many, but I'm a chocoholic so I was very pleased! It's also a lovely recipe made with dried cherries instead of chocolate chips. - 17 Oct 2004 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)