Orange Scented Scones

READY IN: 27mins
Recipe by peejaybird

These are super easy scones. You can prepare the dry ingredient/butter mix ahead of time and store in a zip-top bag. The orange zest (or any citrus you like) is really pungent and wonderful.

Top Review by Chef Jim 1130968

I may have missed something, but this one was a challenge for me. The mixture came out to be the consistency of thick oatmeal, so forming it into a cake and then cutting it proved nearly impossible. Then, the whole thing became a huge, uneven mass -- didn't look anything like scones I've seen. Again, I acknowledge that the problem may have been me, but didn't come out like an advertisement.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  2. Combine flours, sugar, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and zest in a medium bowl. Cut in cold butter.
  3. In a small bowl, combine buttermilk, 1 egg, 1 egg yolk, and vanilla.
  4. Form a well in the dry ingredients, add wet ingredients. Combine, but do NOT overmix.
  5. Form into a 6x9" rectangle, cut in half lengthwise and thirds widthwise, cut each square in half diagonally. Place on baking sheet (preferably lined with a silicone mat or parchment).
  6. Beat remaining egg white with 1 tsp water. Brush egg wash on scones, dust with coarse sugar if desired.
  7. Bake about 12 minutes or until golden brown.
  8. Freeze leftovers immediately.

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