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.
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
1/2 cup + 1/8 cup heavy cream
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.