Incredible Lip-Smacking Orange Scones

JACY’S LIP-SMACKING ORANGE SCONES*

Lip-Smacking defined “tasting extremely good” and that is exactly what this scone recipe is and more.  It, along with my cream scones recipe is my favorite.  There is just something about the taste and aroma of orange that is romantic, calming, colorful and yum.  If you haven’t tried one of my earlier recipes for scones, try this one.  You will love it and yes, your lips will smack with a smile!

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Recipe:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon grated orange zest (or orange peel)
1/2 cup butter, cut up (very cold butter) (not vegetable shortening!!)
2/3 cup buttermilk (or 2/3 cup of cream/milk and 1 tablespoon vinegar set out for 1/2 hour)
1 tablespoon orange juice
1/4 teaspoon each: cinnamon, nutmeg (optional)*

1 tablespoon milk
1 tablespoon sugar
(for sprinkling on top) or use icing recipe below (I use both)

If desired:

  • Add 1 cup of your favorite goodies to this recipe:
  • chocolate or vanilla chips *(I love them with dark chocolate chips)
  • cranberries or raisins
  • chopped almond or nuts

ICING
1 cup confectioners sugar
1 tablespoon butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon orange zest
1 tablespoon orange juice
Cream by teaspoon until right consistency achieved.

COMBINE first 6 ingredients; cut in butter with a pastry blender until mixture is crumbly. Add buttermilk and dark chocolate chips (or favored goodie) stirring just until moistened.

TURN dough onto a lightly floured surface; knead 5 or 6 times, Pat into a an 10-inch circle. Cut into wedges, and place 1 inch apart on a lightly greased baking sheet (I use pizza pan). Brush with milk, and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon milk.

BAKE at 425 degrees for 15 minutes or until scones are golden brown (do not overbake!!).

Remove from oven and cool. If using the icing as well, drizzle by tablespoons on scones while still warm.

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Thank You
* my version of Southern Living’s old recipe

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One thought on “Incredible Lip-Smacking Orange Scones

  1. Brenden Mcpickins April 22, 2015 at 9:02 am Reply

    Dayyumm! these scones were fiiiine!

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