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Orange Chocolate Chip Scones

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Orange Chocolate Chip Scones
  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 8
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Orange Chocolate Chip Scones

Scones are one of my favorite things to make for breakfast or brunch because they’re fast, really easy to make, and really easy to customize with any flavor your scone loving heart desires. Today we’re going with one of my favorite combos: chocolate and orange.

Ingredients

2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/4
cup granulated sugar
2
teaspoons baking powder
1/4
teaspoon baking soda
1/4
teaspoon salt
2
teaspoons orange zest (the zest from 1 orange)
6
tablespoons cold butter, cut into small cubes
1
(3.5 ounce) chocolate bar, chopped, or 1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2
cup buttermilk
1
large egg
1
teaspoon vanilla extract
1
tablespoon granulated sugar

Directions

  • 1 Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • 2 In a large bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and orange zest.
  • 3 Work the cold butter in with fingertips so the butter’s evenly distributed and looks like small gravel or peas mixed with sand.
  • 4 Toss the chocolate with that mixture and place in the freezer while you finish up the other ingredients.
  • 5 In a measuring cup measure out the buttermilk and beat in the egg and vanilla.
  • 6 Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour in the wet ingredients. Use a fork to stir it all together to just before the flour is completely combined. Plop the mixture out onto a cutting board and use your hands to finish mixing, then quickly form into a 7” circle and cut into eight wedges.
  • 7 Place wedges onto a parchment lined baking sheet and sprinkle with sugar. Bake for 12-14 min until lightly golden brown.
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Bake up a batch of these delicious scones – perfect with that morning cup of tea!

As prepared by Wit and Vinegar,

Scones are one of my favorite things to make for breakfast or brunch because they’re fast, really easy to make, and really easy to customize with any flavor your heart desires.

Today we’re going with one of my favorite combos: Chocolate and orange. I’ve also had success using raspberries and chocolate before, and I’m sure white chocolate would be insanely good. The possibilities are seriously endless!


Orange Chocolate Chip Scones

To start, whisk together all of the dry ingredients (Gold Medal Flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt) so they’re all incorporated. The rest of the ingredients are easy: An egg, buttermilk, COLD butter, an orange for the zest, and a good quality chocolate bar. (There’s also some vanilla that didn’t make it to picture day.)


Orange Chocolate Chip Scones

After the dry ingredients get whisked together, get the orange zested and evenly whisked in there so it makes its way through all the scones.


Orange Chocolate Chip Scones

Next up is getting that butter in there with our hands. First, cut it into chunks, along with the chocolate. Make sure you get the chocolate all over the countertop too. Toss that butter into the dry ingredients.


Orange Chocolate Chip Scones

Make sure you rub the butter between your fingertips so it’s all good and even, with a few chunks that are about the size of peas, just like the picture.


Orange Chocolate Chip Scones

You also need the butter to be super cold to achieve flaky scones, so toss the chocolate chunks in and throw that in the freezer while you finish up the other ingredients. By that I mean whisk together the egg, the buttermilk, and the vanilla.


Orange Chocolate Chip Scones

Try and make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and carefully stir the buttermilk egg mixture in there using a fork.


Orange Chocolate Chip Scones

Just before all the flour is combined we plop it out on a cutting board and finish the job with some floured hands.


Orange Chocolate Chip Scones

Pat it out into a 6 or 7” circle (measure your hands and use them as a guide in the kitchen) and cut into eight wedges. The tops get sprinkled with sugar and then bake for 12-14 until golden brown!


Orange Chocolate Chip Scones

Personally, I like to eat mine with some sort of hot beverage, either tea or coffee.

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