Orange scones are a delicious addition to any breakfast or brunch.
These delicious orange scone are sweet, light and tender. The addition of an amazing orange glaze takes them to the next level!
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 muffins we’ve been making.
These Orange Scones have an extra little surprise hiding inside of them – white chocolate chips! They add just the right amount of sweetness to the scones and give them a creamsicle like flavor.
These scones are everything a scone should be. They are light and tender giving them amazing texture and they have lots of flavor thanks to the orange juice and rind, the white chocolate chips and the amazing orange glaze.
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. Lucky for me I had a bridal shower at my house and they were perfect for our tea party theme.
The recipe makes 8 large scones or 16 smaller scones which I opted for since they were for a party.
They would also be quite delicious served with some orange marmalade for more orange goodness or some lemon curd would also be an excellent choice. Add a dollop of Devonshire cream if you want to bring out your inner anglophile. 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.
Some of my other favorite brunch treats:
Some of my favorite kitchen tools I use to make ORANGE SCONES:
6 PIECE MEASURING CUP SET – Everyone needs at least one set of measuring cups, I have 4 sets!
MAGNETIC MEASURING SPOONS – I love these things. They are magnetic so they stay together in the drawer!
PARCHMENT PAPER SHEETS – These precut sheets of parchment paper are a total time saver in the kitchen.
Orange Scones Recipe
- 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
- 2 C powdered sugar
- 1/8 C orange juice
- 2 Tbsp melted butter
- 1 tsp orange zest
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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