Mandarin Orange Scones With Orange Butter

"From a TOH booklet. These are a wonderfully flavorful scone with the additoin of the chopped mandarin oranges. Serve with the orange butter and you have a very delicious treat! These are best when served warm."
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Ready In:
8 scones




  • In a small bowl, combine the flours, sugar, baking powder, orange peel and salt.
  • Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Combine the egg and milk in a separate bowl and then add to the crumb mixture.
  • Fold in chopped mandarin oranges just until moistened.
  • Mix together additional sugar and cinnamon.
  • Turn dough onto a floured surface and knead gently 10 times.
  • Pat into a 6 inch circle and then sprinkle with the cinnamon sugar mixture.
  • Cut into eight wedges, separate and place onto a greased baking sheet.
  • Bake at 400F for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Remove from pan to a wire rack.
  • Prepare the orange butter by beating butter and marmalade together in a small bowl until fluffy.
  • Serve the scones warm with the prepared butter.

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  1. Very tasty, easy to make, great aroma, what more could you ask? I grew up on scones, and these are close to our family's style. Best warm, but the next day, the orange flavor is more noticeable. Even then, it's a subtle flavor. I increased the butter by 1 tablespoon, and used skim milk. Thanks for this variation on a classic, HokiesLady!
  2. I got up 30 minutes early this morning to whip these up and I'm sure glad I did. Wonderful flavor combinations - love the subtle hint of orange with the cinnamon sugar topping. I made these gluten free using Pamela's baking mix. I did have a bit of trouble with the dough - even after I chopped and drained the oranges, when I added them to the dough, it was a sticky mess - I had quite a bit of dough stuck to my hands LOL. I ended up having to add about 1/4 cup more flour in order to even shape it without it sticking to me...but no worries - they turned out wonderfully and baked up perfectly in 15 minutes in my convection oven. Thanks for posting Hokies - will definitely add these to the baking rotation at home. Made for FALL PHOTO TAG, November 2010!


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