orange chocolate scones

February 8, 2008 at 1:44 am | Posted in breakfast, Dessert | 13 Comments
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My friend Gretchen of Canela & Comino was the winner of the Homegrown Gourmet #4 – Stews! And now it’s her turn to host this event!

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Living in the San Francisco Bay Area, I had lots of options available to me. And when my neighbor dropped off 5 pounds of oranges from her tree, I knew this would be my homegrown ingredient for these orange chocolate scones.

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Orange Chocolate Scones

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 t baking powder
  • 1/4 t baking soda
  • 1/4 t salt
  • 6 T chilled unsalted butter
  • 1 T orange zest
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1 T orange juice plus enough milk to make 1/3 cup
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 t vanilla

Spray scone pan/cupcake pan with non-stick spray. Whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Add butter in small bits and orange zest. With a pastry cutter, combine ingredients until a coarse meal forms.

In a seperate bowl mix egg yolk, orange juice, milk and vanilla. Pour wet mixture into dry and mix with a fork until a batter forms. Scoop batter into prepared scone pan.

Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes.  Makes 8.

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These scones are so light and buttery! I love the orange and chocolate combination. And made in a heart shaped pan they would be perfect for Valentine’s Day morning.

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  1. Usually I’m not a big fan of scones, but I must say those look amazing! I love orange and chocolate together too. They meld so well! 🙂

  2. Oh, those scones are too cute! They would be the perfect addition to a Valentine’s Day breakfast. 🙂

  3. Everything looks so wonderful! Orange and chocolate together!?! Sounds like my heaven! 🙂

  4. I’m going to start a file of your recipes, they all look soooooo amazing. Maybe I’ll try these scones for valentines day.
    Is your heart shaped pan silicone?

  5. Allison- Yes, my heart shaped pan is silicone, but I don’t like it as much as my metal pans.

  6. Yum! I’ll be over in 15 minutes for one!! I’ll be trying this recipe for sure.

  7. I am a huge scone lover and these look so great! The fact that they’re heart shaped doesn’t hurt either! 😉 Very cute.

  8. Gorgeous!!!!

  9. What a fun treat! You know I am behind the times when I thought you must have baked this as an entire sheet of scones and *then* cut them out with a cookie cutter. Oh, the things I have to learn! 🙂

    Thanks so much for participating!!

  10. Marvelous looking scones!

  11. I saw these scones at Gretchen’s round-up and came running over. I adore chocolate and orange together. Then when I saw the heart-shaped scone I smiled because I just posted heart-shaped scones yesterday!
    Cheers, Susan

  12. These look so good.

  13. Yum 🙂 Thes look Delicious 🙂 And You Have Just Done My Food Tech Homework 😛 Thanks !


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