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This week on Gracious Hospital-i-Tea Blog-a-Thon the theme is The-Sweet-And-Savory-Of-Yummy. Share you favorites tea time recipe for sweet or savory. This is actually new recipe I created for the blog-a-thon. Spiced chocolate scones with a strusel topping. It is a soft chocolate flavor with pronounced spice flavors. If you perfer it more chocolaty, cut back on the spices and added chopped chocolate to the dough. Enjoy !!!

Well I dropped my lap-top and have to send into the fix-my-lap-top-and-give-me-back-my-life hospital. It will be a good week and half till I get my lap-top back. We do have a computer but I have to mud wrestle the girls to use it. So my "access" to the computer is limited. As seems to be the way things are going, my posts will be scattered. If I do not come by your blog and say hello or I am late in getting back to an e-mail, that is why. 



Spiced Chocolate Scones

1 cup white flour
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/3 cup coco powder
1/3 cup evaporated cane or sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground dried ginger

1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. allspice
1/2 cup (1 stick) chilled, cubed butter
1 large egg, beaten
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup buttermilk

Streusel Topping

1/4 cup toasted pecans (does not need to be chopped processor will do it)
1/4 cup
 rapadura or brown sugar
3 TBL. white flour
2 TBL cubed, cold butter
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground dried ginger
1/4 tsp. nutmeg 

Pre-heat oven 375.

Mix dry ingredient in a food processor and add butter. Pulse till butter is the size of small peas. Put dried ingredients in bowl, add wet and mix. Dough should be a shaggy, wet and you should see bits of butter throughout the dough (see picture above).

For streusel put sugar, butter, flour and spices to in food processor you just used and process till crumbly. Then added nuts and process for 30 seconds.

Grease a cookie sheet or large baking pan. Spoon dough on cookie sheet and pat into a circle about an inch or so thick (you can use with wet hands). Sprinkle strudel topping on top (see picture abouve). Bake 25-35 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in center comes clean. Cool five minutes and then cut into 8 wedges.


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Sher's Creative Expressions

Sounds yummy!!



Donna O.

Now THIS is much more my kind of recipe!!
Remember I stuggled with the healthy things you were sharing? Lol!


Yummy Yum!!
I love the song..I am dancing in my chair!:)


Sounds yummy Clarice.
Sorry about your computer.
Tell the girls they will just have to share.
Have a good weekend,

the feathered nest

I hope your laptop is all better soon! :-)
I love scones and streusal topping so this recipe looks so yummy to me!



Yum, yum, yum!

Steph W

Wow - I love anything with chocolate and spices! Yumm!


Those chocolate scones look eXtra yummy! So sorry about your injured laptop. Hope the fiX-it gurus return it to you "good as new" in no time.


Looks sooooo good!
Kathy@ Mimi's Garden


My mouth is watering, Clarice! I can't wait to try these, just lovely!

ellen b

Yum scones and chocolate all in one, how lovely is that. Thanks for the recipe~!

Gumbo Lily

Mmmmm, that looks yum-o-licious!

Good-looking recipe.



P.S. I forgot to say (in case you don't know) that your music host Sonific is going out of business and your music won't play effective May 1. I found this out because I was going to use it to post music on my blog today and was looking for a music host.


I am so impressed with your new recipe and it looks so delicious. I'll give it a whirl, too.

I'll think good thoughts about your laptop's quick recovery.


how rich and decadent looking!!


How perfect! Spiced Chocolate Scones developed for our blog-a-thon! Thank you, Clarice. They sound and look delicious! They remind me of the wonderful chocolate bar with nutmeg that a very sweet friend sent to me!!!!



That looks like something my guys would love.


those look really good..thanks for sharing!


those look really good..thanks for sharing!


I must try these, I just love chocolate!! How neat that you created the recipe yourself!

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