Fluffy Scones

February 21, 2018
3 Ratings
Photo by BerryBaby
Author Notes

Versatile, easy, recipe a friend gave me. It can be changed up with different additions... she made orange with dried cranberry, which I tried...delicious! I’ve made dark chocolate chips with orange rind, which are amazing. Next I’m doing toasted almonds with orange rind. Savory would be interesting. Have fun creating your signature addition. —BerryBaby

  • Prep time 30 minutes
  • Cook time 15 minutes
  • Makes 12
  • Scone batter
  • 2 cups All purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup Granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon Sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Grated orange rind
  • 1/2 cup Stick cold unsalted butter
  • 1 cup *Buttermilk
  • 2/3 cup Dark chocolate chips
  • Icing
  • 1 cup Powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Orange rind grated
  • 2 tablespoons Milk
In This Recipe
  1. Prepare baking sheet line with parchment paper. Oven: 400 degrees Batter: Sift all dry ingredients together.
  2. Cut butter in small pieces; toss with dry ingredients
  3. Place mixture in food processor and pulse until butter/flour look like meal.
  4. Place back in mixing bowl, add orange rind, toss until blended. Make a 'well' in flour, pour in buttermilk, fold until mixed. Dough will be thick, like cookie dough.
  5. Fold in chocolate chips. Do not mix! Scoop 1/3 c. Mounds of Mixture onto parchment lined cookie sheets.
  6. Bake 15 minutes. 400 degree oven
  7. Remove from oven, cool completely
  8. Icing: sift one cup powdered sugar
  9. Add orange rind and milk. Hand beat until smooth.
  10. Drizzle over scones.
  11. *If you don't have buttermilk, substitute 3/4 C. Whole milk yogurt and 1/4 C. Milk (whatever you have on hand 2%, whole milk). Mix together and add to dry ingredients. Batter will be thick like cookie dough,

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3 Reviews

Patrice December 12, 2020
Thanks, BB. I have been looking for a recipe like this one and going to the store to buy ingredients now. Have you ever made these with lemon?
Karen May 26, 2020
Cloudlike! We made these and used dried cranberries and pecans in place of dark chocolate with a maple glaze in place of the frosting to use up ingredients we had on hand. We also used a hand mixer (no cuisinart where we were visiting). The results were amazing! So good you'll begin to think you could open your own B&B.
Author Comment
BerryBaby September 3, 2020
Thanks, Karen! I love changing up the flavors and today it was orange with dried cranberries. It's a fun recipe.