Week 18 Scrumptious Orange Scones

Orange Scones
Orange Scones

Are you hosting a summer brunch?  Are you ready for a tasty citrus scone to serve???  These are pretty simple to make and were a big hit for the teacher breakfast a couple week ago (because I HAVE been experimenting, but I am two weeks behind on blogging!)

INGREDIENTS

  • For the scones:
  • 2½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ⅓ cup butter
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup whipping cream, divided
  • 2 teaspoons orange peel, finely shredded
  • For the glaze:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 400F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, 2 tablespoons of the sugar, baking powder, and salt. Using a pastry blender (or fork), cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

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3. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and set aside.

4. In a medium bowl, combine eggs, ¾ cup of whipping cream, and orange peel.

The Orange
The Orange “zest” or peel

5. Add the egg mixture all at once to flour mixture.

6. Using a fork, stir until just moistened. the egg mixture all at once to flour mixture. Using a fork, stir until just moistened.

7. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface.

8.Knead dough by folding and gently pressing until the dough is nearly smooth.

9.Divide the dough in half. Pat or lightly roll each dough half into 6-7 inch circles.

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10. Cut each circle into wedges.  I started out cutting into four but decided  I wanted smaller scones and created more of a “mini scone” and cut each into 8.

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11. Brush scones with remaining ¼ cup whipping cream and sprinkle them with the remaining 2 tablespoons sugar.

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12.  Place dough wedges 2″ apart on an ungreased baking sheet and bake for 10-12  minutes or until golden. Remove from baking sheet onto a rack.

Glaze:

  1. In a medium bowl, combine powdered sugar, vanilla, and 1 tablespoon of the orange juice.
  2. Stir in remaining orange juice, 1 tablespoon at a time, to reach desired drizzling consistency. Be patient as you stir the glaze as it takes a little bit of a stir to get it mixed in…
  3. Drizzle warm scones with glaze and serve them warm if you can!

ENJOY!!!!

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