Scones are delicious. They just are.
You can pretty much put any ingredients you want into scone batter and they will be delicious.
They can be sweet.
They can be savory.
Or they can be a little of both.
I love these because the scone batter isn’t very sweet on its own so you can take it in many different directions.
I chose to take my scones to the sweet side this time. It just so happened that my husband and brother-in-law had to work on Sunday which is very rare, so my mom asked my sister and I if we would like to come over for breakfast. Of course we said yes. These scones were my contribution. My mom also made an egg casserole, which is absolutely delicious, I’ll have to get the recipe and share it with you. Bacon, of course, and waffles. Waffles were my dads request. My sister and I thought that was strange because my dad is not a waffles and pancakes kind of guy. He’s an egg, saugage and hashbrown man.
Anyway we enjoyed a wonderful breakfast and my little guy and I ended up staying for lunch!
The first time I made scones I thought they were going to be complicated, but they are not at all. They just require a few ingredients and like I said before, once you’ve got the basic batter done you can take the scones in any direction that you want.
I chose to combine chocolate and orange because I absolutely love that flavor combination. You get the sweetness from the chocolate chips and the freshness from the orange. It’s lovely, it really is. Not to mention these have a wonderful orange glaze to drizzle over the scones, I wont tell if you double the glaze and dunk the whole scone in! Who I am to judge? I’d be the first in line to do that!
Here’s your shopping list:
Whole wheat flour – all purpose flour – granulated sugar – baking powder – salt – butter – eggs – heavy cream – mini chocolate chips – orange zest – orange juice- vanilla – orange extract
Here’s what you’re going to do.
Preheat the oven. Combine the dry ingredients and cut in the cold butter. Combine the eggs, heavy cream, chocolate chips, vanilla, orange zest and orange extract.
Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the wet. Mix with a fork until just combined.
Knead dough and divide in half. Pat each half into 6 inch round disks.
Cut each circle into 6 wedges.
Bake and drizzle with the glaze.
Here’s the full recipe.
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1-1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 2 tbsp. granulated sugar
- 1 tbsp. baking powder
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/3 cup butter, cold
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 3/4 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
- 1 tsp. orange zest
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1/4 tsp. orange extract
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1/4 tsp. vanilla
- 1-2 tbsp. orange juice
- Preheat oven to 400.
- In a large bowl combine both flours, sugar, baking powder and salt and stir. Cut in the cold butter using a pastry cutter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
- In a separate bowl, combine the eggs, heavy cream, chocolate chips, vanilla, orange zest and orange extract.
- Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add the wet. Mix with a fork until just combined.
- Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface a few times, just until the dough comes together.
- Divide the dough in half. Pat each half into a 6-inch circle. Cut each circle into six wedges.
- Place the wedges about 2-inches apart on a parchment lined baking sheet. Brush the wedges with a little more heavy cream.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 12-14 minutes or until just lightly golden. Let the scones cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes.
- While the scones are cooling, make the glaze.
- In a small bowl mix together the powdered sugar, vanilla and orange juice. Add the orange juice a little at a time until the desired consistency has been reached.
- Drizzle the scones with the orange glaze.
- If your glaze becomes too thin add a little more powdered sugar.
- If the glaze is too thick add a little more orange juice.