21 Reviews

I decided to give these scones a try, even though I already have a good recipe. I find so many of Ina Garten's recipes easy to follow and reliable. I now have another good recipe for scones. I didn't have 1/2 and 1/2 so I used whole milk. I doubled plus a little the zest in the batter. The batter in the mixer is a little loose but after the addition of generous bench flour while kneading it was fine. I took the finished batter, divided in half and rolled out two 3/4 inch thick disks. I put them on the parchment paper whole as they were easier to move, then cut them into eight equal triangles and left them in there disc shape to bake ( how I was originally taught to make scones and easier). We couldn't quit eating them even before I glazed them. A great, easy, moist, flavorful scone recipe.

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AQueen October 05, 2013

Great recipe--moist scones, easy to make and tasted great. We enjoyed them very much. IMO the glaze is a very important component for the best flavor.

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Petite Mommy March 20, 2010

This is now the only scone recipe I use! After trying many others (I love scones!), this seems to be the best consistency, taste, etc. and you can easily change the flavor to suit your mood--one of my favorites is substituting lemon zest and dried blueberries. I often do not use the glaze and serve with lemon or orange curd--Yum!

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707heather707 January 12, 2010

Frankly, these are just OK. Maybe I am just not a scone person, because I certainly don't like store-bought ones...and if I were going to like them, I should like these. I do not get a strong taste of orange in these. I also think the instructions could be clearer that it is extremely important to keep your butter cold - my scones are moist, but more cakey rather than flakey. Dense. The proportion on the glaze is off - mine did not thicken and is certainly not white. It therefore moistened the scones because the liquid just set on top. To me, these are not worth the calories and expense of three sticks of butter and a carton of heavy cream. They are better than store bought, though, for sure!

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Jennifer W. June 09, 2016

This was my first attempt at making scones, they were so GOOD!!! These turned out better than any scones I had ever had before.

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Lemon Girl January 07, 2010

Excellent scones! We enjoyed these for breakfast on Thanksgiving morning. I did not use the egg wash. The orange glaze is delicious. We will be making these again!

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swissms December 04, 2009

I followed the recipe exactly and these turned out perfectly! I skipped the glaze--I didn't think they needed it. Delightful!

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Marissa Genta Pineda October 24, 2009

Wonderful! Instead of Cranberry/Orange, I used Blueberry/Lemon and they turned out great! Also, I didn't have any heavy cream, so I used FF Half/Half. I did make the glaze and loved that it just added a bit of sweetness since the scones are not overly sweet. I am anxious to make the cranberry/orange combination next time. Thanks for submitting

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Irish Rose June 23, 2009

Made theses this morning--what flavor!! Very easy to put together, roll out and cut. I cut baking time down by 5 minutes because I use a convection oven. The orange frosting--what a bonus!! Thanks so much for posting.

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Sodak1951 February 01, 2009

These turned out fantastic! I didn't have any cream, so I just used 2% and they turned out lovely. They're so moist, which was good when they were fresh, but they didn't really keep all that well. I'm not sure why! Anyway! Thanks for posting!

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sandithepirate July 24, 2008
Cranberry Orange Scones (Barefoot Contessa) Ina Garten