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English Royalty Scones

English Royalty Scones created by Debber

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.

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  • 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.
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"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."
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  1. 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.
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  2. Debber
    English Royalty Scones Created by Debber
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  3. Debber
    These were so good! I've made scones for years now, and it never occurred to me to put orange juice in (I use milk, cream or half-n-half)...so this was a nice change. HOWEVER, I ended up adding an egg, as it was not going to hold together with just 3 T of orange juice. Still, the troops were raving about the wonderful goodness!
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  4. 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.
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