This Recipe for Orange Scones has turned me from scone liker to scone mildly obsessed-er.
They’ve also given me a newfound passion for fresh cranberries. Is passion too strong a word? I want to eat them daily… I want to put them in everything… I’m constantly thinking about what to do with them next… yeah, probably not too strong.
The combination of orange, cranberry and white chocolate is one of my very favourite flavour combinations so I suggest you use this as a springboard for all kinds of baking… cookies, blondies, muffins, cakes… you will be obsessed too.
So easy to make.
Making these is truly a breeze and that makes them a perfect brunch dish because you can easily whip them up in the morning and have fresh, warm scones on the table. Who wouldn’t be impressed with that.
Just try not to eat them all before your guests show.
Anything Special You Need to Know?
*These are delicious even without the glaze, feel free to leave it off… but why would you?
*You can use dried cranberries instead of fresh, but you won’t get the same bright tang you get from fresh.
*Sub in white chocolate chunks if that’s what you have, or even a chopped white chocolate bar.
*I used clementines for the zest, but you can just use the zest from one regular orange if that’s what you have.
*Cutting in butter is something I really do not enjoy, but my favourite trick is to grate frozen butter right into the mixture. Here’s some good tips.
Orange Scones with Fresh Cranberries and White Chocolate
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup pastry flour
- 1 Tbsp baking powder
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup butter cut into small pieces and very cold
- 1 cup buttermilk
- Zest from 2 clementines*
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup fresh cranberries chopped
- 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
- For the glaze:
- 1 cup icing sugar
- 1-2 Tbsp fresh orange juice
- In a large bowl mix together the flours, baking powder, sugar and salt.
- Cut in the small pieces of cold butter until well combined but maintaining some pea sized pieces of butter.
- Mix together the buttermilk, clementine zest and vanilla and pour into the flour mixture.
- Mix until a rough dough forms.
- Fold in the cranberries and white chocolate chips.
- Turn out onto a counter and lightly knead/pat into a 1” thick disk.
- Cut into 8 wedges and place on a baking sheet.
- Bake at 425 for 15-20 minutes.
- Make the glaze by whisking together the icing sugar and orange juice.
- Allow the scones to cool slightly and then drizzle on the glaze.
Let me know what you think!
If you like this Orange Scone Recipe then you’ll probably love my Easy Peach Scones with Browned Butter Glaze. My favourite summer scones with the most irresistible glaze that you’ll want to put on everything.