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.)
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup buttermilk
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.