Thursday, April 9, 2009

Double Orange Scones with Orange Butter

Aren't these little minis adorable? I think so! I loved these little guys! They were full of orange flavor thanks to orange zest and mandarin oranges in the dough. And the orange butter was fantastic on top! Definately a scone that I will be making again!

Double Orange Scones with Orange Butter


2 cups flour
3 TBSP sugar
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp orange zest
1/3 cup butter
1/2 cup mandarin orange segments, chopped
1/4 cup milk
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 TBSP sugar

Orange Butter:

1/2 cup butter, softened
2 TBSP orange marmalade

Heat oven to 400. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper; set aside.

In large bowl, mix flour through zest. Cut in butter until mixture is crumbly. Add orange, milk, and egg; stir just until mixture leaces side of bowl and soft dough forms.

Place dough on floured surface. Knead lightly 10 times. On cookie sheet, roll or pat dough into 7" round. Sprinkle with 1 TBSP sugar. Cut into 8 wedges; seperate slightly.

Bake 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.

Meanwhile, in small bowl, beat butter until light and fluffy. Stir in marmalade. Serve with warm scones.


Coleen's Recipes said...

I am definitely going to try this recipe. I love the idea of the mandarin oranges in the batter.

Katy said...

oRANGE? YUM!!!! Now I have to go and try these. I can't wait.

HoneyB said...

These look yummy Cristine!

April said...

Oohh, these look fantastic! Nice and springy!

Megan said...

That sounds so refreshing - and summery!

teresa said...

Dang, the only thing I don't have is orange zest, otherwise I'd be making these right now! They look wonderful!

Anonymous said...

Those sound wonderful and flavorful. YUM!

Leslie said...

This looks and sounds wonderful.
I LOVE scones

SUGAR B said...

The scones are to die-for. Orange? You got me there.

Ingrid said...

Happy Easter, Cristine! Hope you and the kiddos have a great one!

Those minis are cute! Scones are next up on my list of must bakes! Love the butter, bet it would taste yummy on a bunch of stuff.

teresa said...

Hey Cristine, I was going to email you to ask, but I couldn't find your address. We ended up making these Easter morning adn we all LOVED them, would you mind if I posted them on my blog?

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