Sunshine Orange Scones

When I posted my recipe for Candied Orange Peels, I promised recipes for using them. With my scone-making daughter headed back to school next week, I decided I’d better make hay (or scones) while the sun shines. 

Orange Scones with Tea

Orange Scones with Tea

This is a variation on an old currant scone recipe from daughter #1, so I set her to work on these.  It was fun having a “hand model” as I took photos. And speaking of sunshine, would it sound silly to call these Sunshine Orange Scones?  With the temperature this morning at 0 F, it almost makes me feel warm!    

Orange Scones on Platter

Orange Scones on Platter

One of the interesting things I learned cooking with oranges this week has been how much I enjoy orange flavor in baked goods.  I am not usually a big citrus person and will turn down lemon bars in an instant.  But these had just enough flavor for a nice orange brightness, rather than an overpowering citron heaviness. 

Even better, my usual organic currants are $5/lb while homemade candied orange peels are virtually free!  I used to be intimidated by scones, but they are really easy–just take a look…

First you mix dry ingredients, then cut in butter with a fork. 

Cut in butter with fork

Cut in butter with fork

Add liquid ingredients, and knead once or twice, adding extra flour as needed.

Knead scones

Knead scones

My daughter just pats out the dough into a rectangle–how many college girls own a rolling pin?

Easier than rolling!

Easier than rolling!

In an efficiency innovation, she now spreads with egg wash before cutting.

Brush with egg wash

Brush with egg wash

Cut into triangles

Cut scones

Cut scones

Set on buttered baking sheet, bake, then cool on wire rack.

Orange Scones cooling on wire rack

Orange Scones cooling on wire rack

Sunshine Orange Scones
Serves 24
Orange zest and candied orange peel add a sweet brightness to a traditional scone recipe.
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80 calories
12 g
28 g
3 g
2 g
1 g
30 g
61 g
3 g
0 g
1 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
30g
Servings
24
Amount Per Serving
Calories 80
Calories from Fat 23
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g
4%
Saturated Fat 1g
7%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 28mg
9%
Sodium 61mg
3%
Total Carbohydrates 12g
4%
Dietary Fiber 0g
2%
Sugars 3g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A
2%
Vitamin C
4%
Calcium
4%
Iron
4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 2 cups unbleached flour
  2. zest from one orange
  3. 6 tbsp granulated sugar
  4. 1 tbsp baking powder
  5. ½ tsp salt
  6. 4 tbsp butter (½ stick)
  7. 1/3 c candied orange peel, chopped fine
  8. 3 eggs, one white reserved for the egg wash
  9. ½ cup skim milk
Instructions
  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, orange zest, sugar and salt.
  2. Cut the butter into the flour mixture with a fork or pastry tool, until butter pieces are tiny and flour-coated. Mixture will resemble crumbs but will still be a fairly floury.
  3. Add chopped orange peel to the dry ingredients and mix in.
  4. In a separate bowl, beat two eggs and one yolk (reserving one white for egg wash later), then stir in the milk. Stir the egg-milk mixture into the dry ingredients, being careful not to over mix. Add additional liquid or flour if needed.
  5. Turn the dough out onto a floured board and knead once or twice, then form into a ball. Roll out or pat dough to a thickness of about 1/2 inch. Shape into a long rectangle. Cut squares from the rectangle, then cut on the diagonal to form triangles.
  6. Spray a cookie sheet with a non-stick baking spray and place scones on the sheet. Beat the egg white lightly and brush the tops of the scones with the beaten egg white.
  7. Bake at 400°F for 12-15 minutes or until golden, then cool on a wire rack.
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calories
80
fat
3g
protein
2g
carbs
12g
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14 thoughts on “Sunshine Orange Scones

    1. Inger Post author

      I remember you made the orange curd last year. The kids suggested I make orange curd or marmalade for them to get a double dose. Still lots of oranges left so who knows…

  1. Louise

    When I saw this post n my sidebar this morning I wanted to head right over for a peek. I just knew you were going to put those candied oranges to good use. Alas, I was running out the door and have finally made it here. Now, I know why the sun was out today! Those scones were calling my name and bringing the sunshine right along:) (we won’t talk temps for now:)

    Your daughter did a wonderful job. I’m thinking she had a good time at it too, lol…Did she sample one? I know I sure would love to sample one myself. I’ve always be intimidated by scones. I’m not sure why. I think they are fairly easy to make and now that I know you don’t need a rolling pin, no more excuses! (I actually had a rolling pin in college but it wasn’t for cooking, lol:)

    Thank you so much for the warmth, sunshine and awesome looking scones, Inger. Please thank daughter #1 also:)

    I’ll be pinning this and bookmarking it too!!!

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