McVities Scones Recipe

McVities Scones Recipe

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These whole wheat scones with chocolate glaze are inspired by chocolate-covered McVities Digestives Cookies.

  • Yield:makes 12 scones
  • Active time: 40 minutes
  • Total time:1 hour


  • For Scones
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) cold, unsalted butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • For Chocolate Glaze:
  • 7 ounces dark chocolate
  • 1/8 cup heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter


  1. 1.

    Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. 2.

    In a small bowl, lightly beat together eggs and heavy cream. Set aside.

  3. 3.

    In a large bowl, mix together flour, whole wheat flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder. Dice cold butter into 1/4 inch pieces. Use an electric beater or a pastry cutter to mix butter into flour mixture until butter is incorporated and roughly the size of peas.

  4. 4.

    Beat in egg mixture. Beat in honey. Turn dough out onto a floured work surface. Roll dough out into 1/2-inch thickness. Use a 3-inch biscuit cutter to cut out scones. Place on baking sheet and bake until puffed and golden brown, about 20 minutes. While scones are cooling, make glaze.

  5. 5.

    Make Chocolate Glaze: Melt butter and chocolate in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Stir in heavy cream. While glaze is still warm, spread over scones.