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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