Saturday, March 7, 2009

Orange Scones




Does just hearing the word 'scones' make your mouth instantly dry up and feel like a cotton ball? Not with this recipe. These scones are moist and tender and delicious!

Orange Scones
adapted from exploringwomanhood.com

1/4 c heavy cream
1/4 c butter milk
1 egg
1 t vanilla
2 c flour
1/3 c sugar
2 t baking powder
1/4 t salt
6 T butter, cut into small pieces
2 oranges

In small bowl whisk together cream, buttermilk, egg, vanilla, zest and juice of one orange. Set aside
In large bowl combine dry ingredients.

Cut in butter cubes until mixture looks crumby.
Add liquids and combine just until moist. Don't overmix.
Dump out onto work surface and form into a large circle.
Divide dough into 12 large egg-shaped balls.

Place on lined baking sheet and bake in a 375 degree oven for 15-18 min.
Let cool a few minutes then add glaze.

Glaze
1 c powdered sugar
zest of one orange
juice of half of orange

Mix well. You want the glaze to be thick. Spoon over warm scones. Enjoy!

2 comments:

Clover said...

that looks so good!

summer said...

oh, yeah.
mmmm.
now i just need to get rid of these chocolate chip cookies in my kitchen so that i don't feel so guilty baking another sugary temptation.