February 9, 2011
orange scones. i can't say it enough.
moist and soft and buttery and citrusy, orange scones. i'm going to post about them again, just for good measure. and because some of you guys are new around here (hello! welcome!) and maybe haven't seen them yet. and because i made them last weekend for my friends bryant and hannah.. and they're still on my mind. and because in the old post my photos were small and dark, so i wanted new ones. and i just love this recipe so so much. (heidi, i owe you.)

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orange scones 

1/4 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup buttermilk
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
zest and juice of 1 orange
2 cups flour
1/3 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 T. cold butter, cut into small pieces

in a small bowl, whisk together cream, buttermilk, egg, vanilla, orange juice and zest. set aside. in a large bowl combine dry ingredients, and cut in butter until mixture looks crumbly. add liquids and combine just until moist. don't overmix. divide dough into 12 large balls (or you can just scoop it straight out of the bowl) and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. bake at 375 for 15-18 minutes. let cool a few minutes, then spoon glaze on top while still warm.

glaze.. 1 cup powdered sugar, juice of 1/2 an orange, zest of 1 orange. mix well. you want it thick.

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19 comments:

Meg said...

oh yum

Hannah said...

Uh... Drooling. And I just had supper.

Lindsey said...

I did! Made them today. They're scrumptious!

Susan said...

My favorite are cranberry-orange scones. Just add some craisins to the batter YUM!

Anneliese said...

these sound delish. i think i might make them for valentines brunch at my grandmothers. she would appreciate them :)

the southern hostess said...

I would love these. They look amazing.

marta said...

this does look like an amazing recipe. and an incredible zester. i definitely need one. and one of your scones.

p.s. i love seeing your platter from your DIY holiday activity.

Kelli said...

Ooh...these look so delicious. I love your pictures...the orange really pops. How sweet of you to make these for friends.

Amanda said...

I'm going to the grocery store and picking up some oranges (on sale!) Thanks for posting another winner of a recipe again!

Jackie Norris said...

wow, those look perfect. pretty sure i'm making these this weekend.

Hannah said...

Summer these look so delicious! I remember you writing about them before and thinking that I really must bake some. As soon as I get my hands on some oranges, I will!

christi said...

orange scones are amazing! sometimes i toss cranberries {fresh are best} in them and it is perfection with tea!

Kirra Sue said...

Um YUM. Trying these tonight!

Bridget said...

they look GOOD.

{lovely little things} said...

I haven't yet, but they look delectable!

AF said...

My hubby isn't a fan of orange flavored things so I subbed lemons.....Delicious!! Thanks for the recipe!

A Place to Reside said...

I'm glad you reminded us, because now I can say I've tried them and loved them. They have definitely made my breakfasts brighter.

Megan C said...

You weren't kidding. These were wonderful. Thanks for sharing!

jessica said...

I made these last night and LOVE them. This will be a repeat recipe for sure. Thanks for sharing. PS love everything about your blog!

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Hello, I'm Summer. A people-loving introvert whose hope and life is in Jesus. His promises are my passion and my ministry is homelife. This blog is a place for me to write about everyday things. Especially food. My favorite thing to do is sit around a table, lingering over a long meal with good conversation. I live with my husband and our 2 littles. We like blizzards, thrifting, grammar, guacamole, cheerful hearts, nice manners, good movies, and making simple, real, nutrient-dense food.

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