Tom Coleman, a longstanding pastry chef at The Chesterfield Mayfair, has shared with us his recipe for chocolate scones, a British tradition with a whimsical twist. 

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  • 450g flour (sieved)
  • 50g baking powder
  • 100g butter
  • ½ pint milk
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 100g caster sugar
  • A handful of chocolate chips
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Combine the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl.
  2. Rub in the butter with your fingers.
  3. Add the milk, being careful not to overmix.
  4. Fold in the chocolate chips in small batches before gently bringing the mixture together by hand into a round ball.
  5. Roll out the mixture to a 1 - 2cm thickness and cut out using 5cm cutters (a cup or mug will work if you don't have cutters).
  6. Bake at 200°C (400F) for approximately 10 minutes.


Enjoy your scones with jam and fresh cream, the perfect afternoon treat, as you indulge in the enchanting flavors of the renowned Chesterfield Mayfair afternoon tea experience, now offered in the comfort of your own home.

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