Baileys & Choc Chip Scones

This lovely idea came from a chance discussion on Facebook and is courtesy of my gorgeous friend Kate.  They work brilliantly and if you’re a Baileys lover then these are for you! – Thanks Kate xx

Ingredients:

225g self raising flour
Pinch of salt
50g butter
25g caster sugar
120ml Baileys or other cream liquer
75g milk chocolate chips

2 tbsps milk to glaze

To serve:
Whipped Cream
Chocolate Spread

Preheat the oven to 220c/200c Fan/425F/Gas Mark 7.

Place the flour and salt in a large bowl.  Cube the butter and work into the flour using a pastry blender or your fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.

Add in the sugar and chocolate chips and mix well.

Measure out the Baileys (no cheeky tasting!).

Make a well in the centre and add all of the Baileys.

Mix together roughly to a dough using a table knife.  If the mixture appears too dry add a further tablespoon or two of milk to bring it together.

Tip out this rough dough onto your work surface and using your hands bring together lightly into a more consistent dough.

Don’t use a rolling pin on your dough just pat it down into a rectangular shape about 1″ thick.

Prepare a baking tray by greasing or use a non-stick liner.

Cut out your scones using a sharp metal cutter, remembering not to twist just press straight down.  The size of cutter you are using will decide how many scones you can get from the dough. 6 x 2″ Scones, 9 x 1 1/2″ Scones.

Add 2 tablespoons of milk to the jug you used to measure the liqueur in  and use it to brush the tops of the scones.
Bake them in the oven for 12-14 minutes.

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Remove from the oven and allow to cool on a wire rack.

Serve with whipped cream (you can add a splash of Baileys to this too!) and Chocolate Spread.

Baileys & Milk Chocolate Chip Scones

Ruth Clemens, Baker Extraordinaire

Finalist on BBC2 The Great British Bake Off

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30 Responses to Baileys & Choc Chip Scones

  1. TakeCatLeaveSweater says:

    Ruth, you and Kate are gals after my own heart. These looks A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!

  2. Laura says:

    Wow thank you for this! I am the family baker and was requested of a while ago by my mum to find a recipe using Baileys since apparently they have too much after being given many bottles for Christmas. But it since slipped my mind but this may be the perfect recipe to try! And thanks for the reply regarding Bake-O-Glide, i will be ordering some this weekend :)

  3. lindyloo says:

    Baileys Scones ….. Yum ! Yum! very grown up xx Linda Hone

  4. Rachie @ A Chi Chi Affair says:

    OMG these loook too yummy! xx

  5. PinkCat says:

    What a great idea. I'm in desperate need to use up the remains of our Christmas treat bottle of Baileys. I think this with HAVE to be tried! x

  6. tina says:

    love chocolate chip scones cant wait to try and add baileys too

  7. Rosie @ Rosie's Kitchen says:

    Am always looking for a scone variation…raspberry an white chocolate is another great combination!

  8. traceyh says:

    hi ruth, oh you are a star!
    my husband loves baileys,as soon as i told him about your recipe he all but demanded i go make
    them right away!!! lol
    thanks for the recipe xx

  9. Stacey G says:

    I am definitely going to have to try these! My husband doesn't usually eat scones, but I'm sure he will with choc chips in! Thanks, Ruth! x

  10. Tabbyroo says:

    Brilliant idea, can't wait to make these Linda :)

  11. Lisa Shannon says:

    Ooooooo Ruth, Baileys is my very favourite drink, will be making this one tomorrow. Can't wait.
    Thank you and lots of love xx

  12. Kim says:

    These look lovely, and I have some Baileys left over from Christmas, it would be rude not to make them!

  13. Mrs Average says:

    Everything I need all on one plate! Thanks for this great recipe. Will try these out and then finish the Baileys whilst eating them.

  14. Sanchita says:

    Awesome post! Chocolate chips and Baileys two of my favourite ingredients :)

  15. Jillymot says:

    OMG! Can't wait to try these – love scones (made your sugar crusted ones last weekend), love baileys, love chocolate chips, a match made in heaven :)

  16. Kirstan Powell says:

    Just made a batch today – they are FABULOUS !! :o)
    Especially staright out of the oven when they are still warm, lovely hit of Baileys.
    Thankyou for ANOTHER great receipe ! x

  17. Anonymous says:

    Just made some, very yummy and quick and easy!
    A nice twist on a old classic.
    Thank you

    Natalie

  18. Gillian H says:

    Just made some – used dark chocolate chips and adapted slightly so could be whizzed in my mixer but absolutely gorgeous. Not too bad on the WW points either unbelievably if you do mini versions (make 18 smaller ones). Perfect for a raining Sunday afternoon.

  19. Creative Chaos Art says:

    Made these today, thanks for sharing a wonderful recipe :)
    Helen x

  20. traceyh says:

    these were fab!……hubby loved them too.
    these will become a regular here now!
    thankyou xx

  21. Livs says:

    Hi Ruth, These look so good I had to try that idea with using baileys when making scones. I've just made some and have put a link to your blog on my blog for the idea. Hope that's OK.
    http://www.sixmixtricks.blogspot.com

    Livs
    x

  22. Sara says:

    omg – how gorgeous were these?!?!

    Haven't had much success with scones in the past but these came out perfectly, and friends have been clamouring for the recipe. I think these will be a regular fixture in mt kitchen, so quick and easy!

  23. thehouseofjones says:

    I wish I had seen this recipe sooner – I made plain old boring scones at the weekend… will definitely be trying these next time!

    Ooh and just think of the potential with all the flavoured Baileys… M&S had a gingerbread 'Baileys' which I imagine would work very well!

    Yum!

  24. KateW says:

    Hi Ruth,

    These are just about the most awesome scones ever, I've made them 3 times now and "disposed" of 3/4 of a bottle of Baileys, never have they lasted long enough to even get cold in my house.

    Really lovely recipe, thank you
    Kate

  25. Becca says:

    Just made these this afternoon when i got in from work. They are amazing!
    However mine didn’t rise alot and look more like two cookies sandwiched together. Is someone able to offer me some advice as to what i have done wrong? as i followed this recipe step by step.

    • Try adding a little bit more liquid next time – the scone dough should be light springy and spongey to get the rise when they go in the oven ( I suspect your dough was a bit firmer) Unfortunately different flours will absorb differing amounts of liquid, just a splash more should get that rise you’re after x

  26. natasha clark says:

    Hiya,
    I made these today in my kitchen day for my evening bakery course and everybody loved them!!!!! Thanks for making me star pupil! XXXX

  27. Sue says:

    What a great idea! Was looking to make something for my mum’s birthday and I know she loves scones, so these will be perfect.

  28. Dawn says:

    Made two batches of these yesterday, devoured by everyone – but should I have fed them to my boys?

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