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Double Orange Scones Recipe
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Double Orange Scones Recipe

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I first used this recipe several years ago for a church breakfast and received rave reviews. Orange butter adds the perfect finishing touch on each hearty bite.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup cold butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup chopped mandarin oranges, well drained
  • Additional sugar
  • ORANGE BUTTER:
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons orange marmalade

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (calculated without additional sugar) equals 327 calories, 20 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 79 mg cholesterol, 409 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the flours, sugar, baking powder, orange peel and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Combine the egg and milk; add to crumb mixture. Stir in oranges just until moistened.
  2. Turn onto a floured surface; knead gently 10 times. Pat into a 6-in. circle. Sprinkle with additional sugar. Cut into eight separate wedges and place on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 400° for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pan to wire rack.
  3. For orange butter, beat butter and marmalade in a small bowl until fluffy. Serve with warm scones. Yield: 8 scones.
Originally published as Double Orange Scones in Best of Country Breads 2000, p95

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (calculated without additional sugar) equals 327 calories, 20 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 79 mg cholesterol, 409 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein.

Reviews for Double Orange Scones

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Reviewed Apr. 19, 2012

This recipe originally appeared over 15 years ago in a Pillsbury monthly cookbook. The only difference: she added the 1/4 tsp salt. Outrageously dishonest.

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Reviewed Dec. 17, 2011

This recipe is absolutely amazing! I've made these scones at least 25 times and every time they just dissapear!

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Reviewed Aug. 8, 2010

Good, but the orange flavor in the scones is faint.

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Reviewed Jul. 13, 2010

I am English and these rate right up there, make them all the time, they are great

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