Orange Creamsicle Scones

So I think I have mentioned before that I have a tendency to get on “flavor kicks.”  When I crave a certain flavor over and over.  Lately it’s been orange.  Orange creamsicle to be more exact.

Remember those lovely orange creamsicle cookies?  So good.

And then there are those orange creamsicle shakes we’ve been making at home….

So now that the holidays are over and school is back in session I decided it was time to get back to Muffin Monday.  Well almost.  This week instead of muffins I decided to make scones after seeing a recipe for orange scones over at Sugarcrafter.

I gave them my own personal twist and came up with Orange Creamsicle Scones.

Orange Scones

I adapted the recipe by adding in white chocolate chips and then covering them in an orange glaze.

Orange Scones

They turned out quite lovely if I do say so myself.  In fact they were so lovely that I was tempted to eat the entire batch myself so I took them over to Hairspray rehearsal at the high school to get them out of my house!  (I did save one.)

Orange Scones

The recipe makes 8 good size scones.  They would also be quite delicious served with some orange marmalade for more orange goodness and a dollop of Devonshire cream if you want to bring out your inner anglophile.  Add in a nice cup of tea and you are ready to entertain the Queen.

Just remember that the trick to nice light and flaky scones is to not overwork the dough.

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Orange Scones

Orange Creamsicle Scones

Ingredients

  • 3 C unbleached flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 C sugar
  • 1/2 C butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 C milk
  • 1/4 C whipping cream
  • 1/8 C fresh orange juice
  • 2 tsp orange zest
  • 1 C white chocolate chips
  • Glaze:
  • 2 C powdered sugar
  • 1/8 C orange juice
  • 2 Tbsp melted butter
  • 1 tsp orange zest

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar
  • Cut the butter into tablespoon-sized pieces and using a pastry blender or a fork cut into dry ingredients
  • Add in 1 cup of white chocolate chips
  • In another large bowl, mix together the eggs, milk, whipping cream, orange juice, and orange zest
  • Mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients
  • Turn the dough out on to a floured surface and knead to combine
  • Do not overwork the dough
  • Divide the dough into two
  • Shape each half of the dough into a circle about 1 inch thick and then cut each half into four wedges
  • Pull the wedges apart just a bit and place on a parchment covered cookie sheet
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes
  • Best eaten warm but taste yummy later too!

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Comments

  1. Janell says

    I stopped by to vote for your sandwich again…thanks for the reminder in your blog. Your photography skills get better and better! I can hardly wait to try the orange scones…my family LURVES your recipes! They always ask when I make a new recipe, “Is this a recipe from that lady on that blog that you love?” I need to come up with a good name for you…maybe it will be “The Recipe Queen!”

  2. says

    I just baked these for breakfast and they are superb! I am out of oranges so used lemon instead – lemonade scones?! So soft and delicious, thanks for the recipe!

  3. Trish says

    I made these last night for our Royal Wedding party this morning. They were a big hit! I did make them smaller and they turned out great. I plan on making more for Mother’s Day. Than ks!

  4. says

    This recipe was just what our BnB needed … I am always looking for new recipes and ideas, especially scones. These were wonderful and yummy!! I love creamsicles :)

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