Thursday, January 12, 2012

The best orange scones.....EVER

I love Saturdays. I get to sleep in and usually I don't have anywhere to go.
The past several Saturdays I've been making scones for breakfast.
 I also love scones and so Saturdays, I've decided, will be scone days.
Here is one of my favorites:

Orange Scones

3 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
2-1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 Tbsp orange zest divided
6 Tbsp cold butter
1 cup vanilla yogurt
1/4 cup orange juice
2 Tbsp heavy cream
2 Tbsp sugar

Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and half of the orange zest. With a pastry blender, cut in your butter until it's a nice crumbly texture. Stir in yogurt and juice just until moistened. Pat dough into
a flat circle that's about an inch thick. Cut into 12 wedges. Combine the 2 Tablespoons of sugar and the remaining orange zest. Brush the dough with cream and then sprinkle the orange sugar on top. Separate the wedges slightly and bake for 15-20 minutes at 400° or until the edges are golden. 

I always like to serve my scones with some clotted cream. To make the clotted cream (and I'm sure this is not authentic) I beat 1 cup of heavy whipping cream until soft peaks form. I then add (while still whipping) 2 tsp. sugar and 2 tsp. lemon juice. It should get quite thick and, for lack of a better word, clot-y looking. I try really hard to eat healthy during the week so I feel justified in indulging a bit on the weekends. 
What's your favorite indulgence?                                                                 


  1. These look delish! I would love if you stopped by Mrs Foxs Sweet Party to share them :)

  2. yum. you should bring me some ;)

  3. I made these yesterday and they were so good! Also, I put up pictures of the puppet theater, you should check it out! Thanks again for helping me!


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