orange chocolate sconesFebruary 8, 2008 at 1:44 am | Posted in breakfast, Dessert | 13 Comments
Tags: Baking, breakfast, valentines day
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!
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.
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.
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.