Recipe by Yia Yia
I don't remember where I got this recipe, but I love these. I was on a real tea and scones kick for awhile. What a lovely way to spend the afternoon! I can make some huge boo boos baking but these guys have never failed me.
Top Review by rbrynsaas
I made these and was very pleased with their results. I love scones, but they can be so heavy, and these were just right. I ended up adding about 5 tsp orange juice to hold these together, but they still tasted great and not overly orange tasting. I cut mine into 12 triangles rather than circles.
- 1 3⁄4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1⁄3 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled and cubed
- 1⁄2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips (see note)
- 3 tablespoons orange juice
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
- With a pastry blender or a large fork, cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
- Stir in the chocolate chips (or whatever you choose).
- Mix in the orange juice to form a dough. Turn out the dough on a floured surface. Pat or roll into a 9" circle about 1/2" thick.
- With a 2 1/2" fluted biscuit cutter, cut out 12 scones, pushing the scraps together for the last few.
- Transfer the scones to the baking sheet. Bake until golden brown, about 12 minutes. Cool on racks.
- Note: I have used white chocolate chips and dried cranberries and I prefer either or both to milk chocolate in these.