Weekends are a great time to come together as a family and enjoy a leisurely breakfast all together. Here is an extra special recipe to prepare for breakfast or brunch. This orange scone recipe is delicious prepared as a stand alone or for a more hearty breakfast, you can prepare eggs and bacon to go along with it. These orange scones are featured in Elizabeth Stone‘s new cookbook, An Invitation to Entertain: Recipes for Gracious Parties and I am thankful to Bright Sky Press for their permission to reprint it here.
Orange Scones From Invitation To Entertain Cookbook
Yields 12 scones
Ingredients for Orange Scones:
- 2 cups flour
- 1 T baking powder
- ¼ cup sugar
- 1/3 cup butter, cut into pieces
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 3 T orange zest
How To Make Orange Scones:
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
Combine the flour, baking powder and sugar in a food processor. Add the butter and pulse until the mixture is crumbly. Remove the mixture from the food processor and place in a bowl. Stir the heavy cream and orange zest into the mixture and keep stirring until the mixture is moistened. Knead the mixture on a lightly floured surface about 5-6 times.
Roll to a 1/2 inch thickness and cut with a round cookie cutter. Place 2 inches apart on a greased baking sheet or a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
OR separate the dough into two balls. Roll each to 1/2 inch thickness and then slice each six ways if you prefer triangular shaped scones.
Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until lightly browned on top.
Remove from the oven on place on a cooling rack for a couple of minutes. Then serve and enjoy! Printable recipe at the bottom of this post.
These delicious orange scones are great served with whip cream as I did above with a few dried currants sprinkled on top of the whipped cream for extra yumminess. They are also great served with an Orange Glaze or Orange Butter if you prefer.
Orange Butter Recipe:
- ¾ cup (or 1 ½ sticks), softened
- ¼ cup orange marmalade
In a small mixing bowl, mix together butter and marmalade, using a fork. Blend well. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Orange Glaze Recipe For Scones:
- 1 cup confectioners sugar
- 1/8 cup orange juice
- 1 tbsp orange zest
- 1 tsp melted butter
Mix sugar, OJ, and zest until smooth. Add warm melted butter and stir until smooth. Pour over scones.
Orange Whipped Cream:
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1 tsp orange zest
- 1 tsp sugar
Whip cream, zest, and sugar until it holds peaks.
Printable Recipe For Orange Scones
This orange scones recipe was shared with us by Elizabeth Stone. It is an excerpt from her book, An Invitation to Entertain: Recipes for Gracious Parties (Bright Sky Press), which guides readers how to host delicious, delightful and memorable dinner parties, holiday meals, wedding parties and casual get-togethers. It begins with vignettes of 24 very different party ideas, from a “Thanksgiving Lunch Seated Buffet” to an “Elegant Christmas Dinner” to a “Winter Ladies Lunch.” After the inspiration of the vignettes, which include flower arranging how-tos, lighting tips, serving suggestions and more, over 200 recipes provide the reader with the ability to mix and match to perfectly tailor each gathering.
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