These wonderfully light and delicious orange scones will be the hit of your tea party or breakfast buffet. Even if you haven’t made scones before, these are so easy and tasty that you’ll want to make tons of them! Scrumptious Orange Scones were served at my Enchanted Fairy Tea Party along with other yummy treats. There were no leftovers! It’s so easy to double, or better yet, triple this recipe, so it’s a fantastic way to add some yum to your breakfast buffet…or even a family breakfast.
Light and delicious!
Have I mentioned these are light and fluffy? That hint of orange flavor makes them absolute perfection! Before I began to host oodles of tea parties, I had the misconception that scones were dry, tasteless biscuits but these are anything but that! These will practically melt in your mouth!
These are SCRUMPTIOUS!
The secret to light, delicate scones is to gently cut the cold butter into the flour mixture. Use a pastry blender to cut the butter in just until it resembles coarse crumbs and then carefully add any extra cream in as you lightly mix the dough by hand just until a dough forms. Gently knead three or four times on a lightly covered surface again being careful not to over knead. Roll into a disk and cut and place into a scone pan or on parchment paper on a baking sheet. Scones are quick and easy, and if you’re a beginner you’ll wonder why you never made them before!
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup cake flour
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 tsp. Kosher salt
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/4 cream of tartar
- 4 Tablespoons butter; cold and cubed
- 3/4 cup whipping cream (you may need a bit more!)
- 1/2 tsp. orange extract
- 1 cup confectioners sugar
- 4 Tablespoons milk or cream (may need a little more or a bit less according to the consistency you desire)
- 1/4 tsp. orange extract
- 1 orange; zested
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Combine flours, sugar, baking powder, Kosher salt and cream of tartar in a large mixing bowl.
- Using a pastry blender, cut butter into flour until it resembles coarse crumbs.
- Mix orange extract into cream and add to flour mixture stirring gently until evenly moist.
- Add additional cream if needed; one tablespoon at a time.
- Mix gently with your hands until dough forms. (Don't over mix!)
- Knead the dough three or four times gently on a lightly floured surface.
- Shape the dough into a 6-7 inch disk.
- Cut into eight equal pieces.
- Liberally spray your scone pan with cooking spray or if you don't have a scone pan a baking sheet lined with parchment paper will do just fine.
- Place each scone into a section of your pan or if using a baking sheet place the scones back into the disk shape on the parchment paper.
- Bake for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown.
- Combine the confectioners sugar, milk and orange extract.
- Drizzle icing over warm scones.
- Sprinkle orange zest over the top.
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