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!)
- 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
- Preheat the oven to 400F.
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
11. Brush scones with remaining ¼ cup whipping cream and sprinkle them with the remaining 2 tablespoons sugar.
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.
- In a medium bowl, combine powdered sugar, vanilla, and 1 tablespoon of the orange juice.
- 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…
- Drizzle warm scones with glaze and serve them warm if you can!