English Royalty Scones

Recipe by Yia Yia
READY IN: 27mins




  • 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.