Sift the dry ingredients - all purpose flour, baking powder, salt and cocoa powder.
Add sugar and mix well.
Make a well in the center of the bowl or mixing plate.
Add the cream and soda water ( I had used cocoa cola) to it. Mix together with spoon.
Now bring the mixture together with your hands but do not knead it.
Dust the kitchen counter and put the mixture on it. Gently pat and spread the mixture to form a rectangle.
Dust again with some flour. Now fold in from edge to center from one side. We are laminating the dough. It is like we do for making puff pastry sheets or croissant. lamination of dough will help in getting good flaky layers.
Fold similarly from the other edge to the center. Again press and spread the mixture to form a rectangle and repeat the process of folding the edges to center as above. Repeat this for one more time. Folding the edges helps into getting layered and flaky scones
Now after folding two - three times, pat and press gently to form a rectangle of 5 cm thickness.
Dust the flour if sticky and with the help of a knife cut into 8 portions as shown.
Place the scones in the baking tray lined with baking paper.
Bake the scones @ 180 C for 20-22 minutes or till done. Insert the skewer and see if it comes out clean then the scones are done or keep for five more minutes and then check. The scones have risen so well.
Drizzle some chocolate sauce or icing sugar on it and serve straight from the oven. I had use the store brought Hersey's chocolate sauce. (You can melt the chocolate and drizzle on the scones). The scones can be enjoyed with a cup of tea or coffee straight from the oven. They can be stored in an air tight container for 2-3 days at room temperature in cold climate or refrigerate for a week.