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
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.
Thursday, April 9, 2009