Orange Scones | Cleveland Southside Moms

Ingredients

2 1/4 cups flour

5-6 tablespoons sugar

1 tablespoon baking powder

1/3 cup cold butter in pieces

1 tablespoon grated orange zest

1/2 cup fresh orange juice

1/4 cup milk

1 egg slightly beaten

For the icing:

2-3 tablespoons warm butter

3/4 cup powdered sugar

1 tablespoon grated orange zest

2 teaspoon orange juice

1-2 teaspoons milk

Instructions

Mix together the flour, sugar and baking powder in a large bowl. Use a pastry blender to cut in the pieces of cold butter and orange zest until the mixture looks like course crumbles. Add in the orange juice, milk and egg and mix until combined. Transfer the sticky dough to a floured surface and gently fold in flour until the dough is only slightly sticky.

Roll out the dough to make a 10″ circle and sprinkle 2 tablespoons of sugar on top of the dough. Use a pizza cutter to cut the circle into 8 sections (or 12 if you want smaller scones), and place the sections on a greased baking sheet or ungreased baking stone with a little room between the slices.

Bake in a 400° oven for 15-17 minutes or until the edges start to brown.
For the icing, use a fork to mash together the warm butter and powdered sugar. Then add in the zest, juice and milk to form a runny buttercream type icing. If the icing is too thick, add more juice or milk, and if it’s too runny, add more powdered sugar.

Drizzle the icing on the warm scones and serve immediately

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