CREAMY ORANGE SCONES

 

  • Cooking Time:
  • Servings: 12 scones
  • Preparation Time:

Ingredients

  • 3 cups (12 3/4 ounces) King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (3 1/2 ounces) sugar
  • grated rind (zest) of 1 orange
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick, 4 ounces) butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon Fiori di Sicilia flavoring
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) buttermilk OR 1 cup (8 ounces) water + 1/4 cup (1 ounce) buttermilk powder
  • Topping:
  • 2/3 cup (7 ounces) orange marmalade
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons coarse white sugar (sparkling sugar)
  • Preheat the oven to 400°F. Lightly grease a 9" round cake pan.

Directions

  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, buttermilk powder (if you're using it), baking powder, salt, sugar, and grated rind.
  • Cut the butter into the dry ingredients, using your fingers, a pastry fork, or a pastry blender; you can also do this with an electric mixer. Mix till the butter is fairly well combined with the flour; a few lumps remaining are OK.
  • Whisk together the egg, vanilla, Fiori and buttermilk or water. Add this to the dry ingredients, stirring gently till everything is well moistened and just combined.
  • Spread the scone batter in the prepared pan. Spread the marmalade atop the scone batter, gently pushing it down with a fork. Sprinkle with the sugar.
  • Bake the scones in a preheated 400°F oven for 30 minutes, or till the edges are golden brown and a cake tester inserted into the center of one comes out without crumbs clinging to it. Remove the pan from the oven, and after 5 minutes, turn the scones out onto a rack, jam side up. While they’re still warm, cut each round into 12 wedge-shaped scones. Serve with additional marmalade and Devon cream, if desired.

Notes

Categories: Scone 

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