Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Orange Essence Chocolate Chip Scones

It's the 27th and that means DB posting time. Unfortunately, there will be no Apple Strudel here today. :(

I was so excited about this challenge and decided to wait and make it when Nathan got home. But, the month kept passing by and the date kept getting changed. So, needless to say, with Nathan only getting home 5 days ago, strudel has been the last thing on my mind. (I promise this will be the last time I use this excuse! HA HA HA!)

But, if I was going to miss a challenge, this is the one to miss because I KNOW I will be making this really soon. I am looking forward to trying my hand at making strudel. Plus, we are heading down to Bavaria in two weeks and I want to compare this to authentic strudel from Bavaria. YUM! Check out the Daring Baker blogroll for some FANTASTIC looking strudel.

I didn't want to leave you recipe-less, so how about some delicious scones? Orange and chocolate... YUM!!!!

Orange Essence Chocolate Chip Scones
Recipe from Baked Perfection

2 cups flour
3 tablespoons sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder
3 tablespoons orange zest
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup miniature semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 1/4 cups whipping cream (heavy cream)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, orange zest, salt, and chocolate chips (by hand). Pour in whipping cream. Mix or knead by hand, just until combined (about 45 second). Mix will be sticky. Flour surface. Divide dough into two sections and pat into two rounds, each approximately four inches.

Note: Score each round first with a knife into 4ths , then 8ths. Then cut and put on a greased large cookie sheet. Bake 9 to 11 minutes. Let cool five minutes, then glaze.

1 cup powdered sugar
2-3 tablespoons orange juice

Mix together until a thin icing consistency to pour over warm scones.


Katy ~ said...

Oh boy do these ever sound good. Lately, I've been falling more and more in love with scones and biscuits that have cream as an ingredient. It just elevates them. I will have to try these.

Enjoy your trip! I always wanted to visit Bavaria.

~Carole said...

Those scones look so good. I love the orange and chocolate combination.

Have a wonderful, safe time in Bavaria and continue to enjoy your time with Nathan.

HoneyB said...

I have seen the strudels and they are gorgeous! I haven't been in DB for a few months now but this is one recipe I would want to be trying myself soon!

Your scones look yummy (like they always do!)

Leslie said...

I too skipped this months challenge. Time just slipped away from me.
Scones..I love scones

teresa said...

Oh my gosh, these look fantastic! Bavaria sounds so cool, I'm glad you're having such a good time with your family!

Justin said...

orange & chocolate always sounds so good -- I could go for some of this right now

Ingrid said...

I know I keep saying it but one day soon I'm going to make scones and it will be here that I turn!

Question, do they need to be eaten all in one day or are they okay the next?

Anonymous said...

YUM! Those look and sound fantastic!

J.Danger said...

Oh man! These look so good. Chocolate and orange? Perfect!

Megan said...

Who needs strudel when you have your husband?

Bunny said...

I'm really liking the scone recipe!! Bookmarking this!! You can use Nathan being home as an excuse anytime you want to!

Linda said...

I love the flavor combo of chocolate and orange --- this sounds so yummy!

When you have time, you've gotta give the strudel recipe a try - it's fantastic!

Katiecakes said...

I love chocolate and orange, I bet it's excellent in scone form!

Katie xox

Elyse said...

Aww, I'm so glad you made Risa's scones!! They looks absolutely delicious. Now that the two of you have made these, I really think I need to get on the bandwagon as well. Amazing!

Risa said...

I am so excited that you enjoyed my scones! They look great!

Michele said...

The scones look gorgeous!

Cathy said...

Wow! Orange and chocolate scones look amazing. I'm so glad that your hubs is home!

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