Perfect For Your Afternoon Tea: Orange Scone Recipe

If you love scones you need to try this simple orange scone recipe.

These orange scones are sweet, tender and bursting with a citrus flavour. The flavour is not overpowering which means you can enjoy them with eggs, jam, cheese or on their own.

Orange Scone Recipe

5 from 1 vote

Recipe by Omphile SeetsengCourse: Snacks, BreakfastCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy

Prep time

10

minutes

Cooking time

20

minutes

Serves

8

Total time

30

minutes

This baked scone recipe has a lovely orange glaze,

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup of white sugar

  • 1 large orange, freshly squeezed

  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter

  • 1 large egg

  • INGREDIENTS – GLAZE
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter, melted

  • 1 cup of castor sugar

  • 1/2 tsp vanilla essence

  • 2-4 tbsp freshly squeezed orange juice

Method

  • Preheat oven to 170 degrees Celsius and line your baking tray with a baking sheet. Set aside.
  • For your dry ingredients mix flour, baking powder, sugar and salt in a bowl. In a separate bowl melt butter and mix with orange juice and an egg, stirring until it is smooth. Add the wet ingredients to the flour mixture and combine using a fork. Once combined use your hands to work in the dough, pressing it on the side of the bowl to form into a ball, when you are done the texture of the dough will not be sticky but easy to form.
  • Lightly flour a clean surface and roll your dough out until it’s flat (about 2cm thick). Using a cup or round cookie cutter, cut the scones into round shapes and transfer them onto a baking tray.
  • Bake scones for 15-20 minutes or until the top begins to golden and the scones are puffed. Set the tray aside and allow the scones to cool for at least 10 minutes while preparing the glaze.
  • METHOD – GLAZE
  • Stir melted butter together with castor sugar, vanilla essence and orange juice until smooth. Once the scones are cooled completely, drizzle the glaze onto the top using a spoon.

Notes

  • Only add the glaze to cool scones as adding it to warm scones will allow the glaze to seep into the scones making them two moist and soft.
  • These scones can hold at room temperature for about 3-5 days when sealed in an airtight container.
  • Another glazing option is to egg wash your scones by beating an egg with a pinch of salt and brushing the tops before baking.

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