Winter Breakfast | Orange Scented Scones
I love scones, but only when they have a soft interior. This recipe for Orange Scented Scones are incredibly soft and airy, they almost take on a biscuit consistency. Right now, I am absolutely loving citrus season - oranges, clemntines, satsumas, kumquats, just amazing and needed this time of year. They are wonderful when served on a cold day with a nice cup of coffee.
ORANGE SCENTED SCONES
3 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
zest and juice of one orange (Navel or Cara Cara)
1 stick unsalted butter, cubed and chilled
1 cup whole milk
2 eggs, divided
Turbinado sugar for sanding
Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment and set aside. Place flour, sugar, salt and orange zest in a bowl. Whisk to combine. Using a pastry cutter or hands add the cubed butter and cut into dough is a bit shaggy. Add egg and milk and stir to combine. Flour a working surface and turn dough onto it. Shape it into a circle about 2 inches thick. Cut into eight wedges. Lay pieces on baking sheet. Brush with remaining egg wash and sprinkle with sugar. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden.
Photographs by Alison