Orange Sour Cream Scones……….

I have an orange obsession. Yep, I surely do.  I love the flavor of orange….I love the smell of oranges….I would wear an orange scented cologne if there was one. 🙂 Sometimes, I even grate some orange rind and sprinkle it on my ice cream. Then there is the combo of orange and chocolate. That’s a whole different story!

These orange scones are the best. Crumbly, moist, intensely ORANGE. They are the easiest and most perfectness of scones! Is perfectness a word? I like it.

You don’t need a mixer. You just need a bowl and a big spoon. Wait till you smell them baking away in the oven. ohhhhhhhh, my.

If you are not as into oranges as I am, by all means use lime or lemon zest. Those are good too. Yes, yes….I’ve tried those too. Or, you could leave out the citrus zest altogether and add some berries. YUM!

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Orange Sour Cream Scones

1  3/4 cup flour
4 tsp. baking powder
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 tsp salt
5 Tblsp butter, sliced and cold
1/4 cup sour cream
zest of 1 medium sized orange
1/2 cup orange juice

Heat oven to 400 deg.
In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Stir in the zest. Add the butter slices and using a fork or your fingers, work the butter into the dry ingredients until crumbly. Stir in the orange juice and sour cream until blended but don’t overmix!

Dump it out onto a floured surface and form it into a mound about an inch thick. Cut into 4-6 wedges. Sprinkle tops with sugar. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Tops should be just lightly browned.

Optional: Once scones have cooled, drizzle with orange glaze (powdered sugar and a couple drops of orange juice)

 

 

 

 

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