Sunday, April 13, 2008

Orange Cream Scones



I wanted to try a different cream scones recipe instead of my usual Almond cream scones. With lots of oranges in the refrigerator at this moment, orange cream scones sounded like an excellent idea. I have a soft spot for orange cakes, muffins, cookies or any dessert that has a little orange in it. I don't know, the extra citrusy taste just kick it up a notch I guess. In 20 minutes, I have a hot from the oven cream scones waiting for me to savor with my morning cup of coffee.





I adapted this recipe from my Almond cream scones.

Ingredients:

(A)
1 cup plain flour
1/2 Tbsp. baking powder
1/8 cup sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup of mixed raisins & dried pineapple chunks
Zest of one orange
1 tsp. orange essence

(B)
1/2 cup + 1/8 cup heavy cream

Glaze:
Heavy cream
Sugar

Method:

1. Preheat the oven to 425'F. Add (A) in a bowl. Mix with a spatula til combined.

2. Add (B) and mix and knead to form a dough. Do not over knead it, just bring it together and form a dough. Flatten the dough into a round shape and cut into eight pieces.

3. Place on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet and glaze with cream and sprinkle some sugar on top. Bake for 11-12 minutes.

12 comments:

singairishgirl said...

I love anything orange or lemon as like you said, it adds a citrusy element to the bakes. Anything citrusy should be refreshing, right? I would love to make these for breakfast this morning but lack the cream. How is the texture? Looks good.

Louisa said...

Same here, C... I love orange cakes and cookies, too. Your scones look very tempting. A definite must-try!

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Lia said...

iam never try this, but sure its yummy indeed!

Big Boys Oven said...

very nice scones!

daphne said...

Can I have one for morning tea?

Baking Fiend said...

it is very yummy but not too kind to the waistline leh! i love cream scones but cannot make it too often. :P

amandalwh said...

woahhhh~ u are tempting me to make scones! been seeing it very often recently. but seriously.. *whisper* i have yet to try scones before. =X i wonder without even sure of how it should taste like, will i be able to succeed in making these =(

Amanda

Sweet Jasmine said...

This looks good...best eaten hot with a cup of tea..

Little Corner of Mine said...

Hi D,
I love the texture of cream scones, it's soft and puffy. It's delicious on its own, without any spread. :)

Yes Louisa, should try, my hubby is now hooked on my scones. :D

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Lia, you should try because it's yummy and so easy to make. ;)

Thanks BBOven!

Sure Daphne, hop over! :P

Tell me about it Baking Fiend! So, I hardly buy heavy cream, no cream cannot make mah. LOL!

Hi Amanda,
From the bakes you whipped up in your kitchen. This is nothing at all, you will sure make a delicious scones. Just don't over handle the dough and you will be rewarded. It tastes pretty good, but I like my almond cream scones more. :P

Yes Sweet Jasmine. Love it!

singairishgirl said...

Hey C, made those scones today, the almond ones as didn't have orange essence. Yum! But mine a bit brown on the top as I didn't know the temp of my oven so it took a while to bake. The inside wasn't cooked in 11-15 mins. But it's great. Will do again. Love almond essence. Only two pieces left. Made them for breakkie this morning.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Hey D, thanks for your feedback! :) I love the almond one better too. Hehehe... It's hard for me to resist almond cream scones, the combination just heavenly. Scones is like a mixed between bread and cake, hard to explain. Glad you like it!