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!
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)