Slender Orange Clove Scones

Monica H

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@MonisiaH

I've combined ingredients and method from different recipes, and this is a scone recipe that works for me; it produces a slender, finger-friendly scone that is easy to eat (easy for kids to pick up and hold like a pizza!) that is very flavorful.

Note: for pretty-on-a-plate presentation, melt 1/2 cup brown sugar with 3 Tbs. water in microwave and drizzle over scones.


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★★★★★ 1 vote
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Serves:
7-8
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
15 Min

Ingredients

1 3/4 c
flour
3 Tbsp
sugar
1 Tbsp
flavored coffee creamer powder (i use coffee mate parisian almond creme)
3
zest of 3 oranges
1 1/2 tsp
ground cloves
1/2 tsp
salt
1 stick
unsalted butter (very cold - put in freezer)
1/2 c
buttermilk
2
eggs
1 tsp
vanilla
1/4 c
shortening

Step-By-Step

1Place stick of butter in the freezer.

2Mix dry ingredients in a bowl (including zest); set aside.

3Mix wet ingredients (reserve one of the eggs to the side) in separate bowl.

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4With flowered fingers, pinch shortening into little balls and drop into dry ingredients.

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5Working quickly, grate your very cold butter into the dry ingredients.

6Pour in wet ingredients and mix gently with spatula; do not overmix or your scone will come out very heavy. You will end up with a crumbly mixture...not very cohesive at all.

7Turn your crumbly mixture onto floured surface and fold gently with flowered hands, using your fingers to shape and pat it into a flat ball, about 1/8 inch thick.

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8Cut into wedges using a pizza cutter.

9Beat your leftover egg. Brush wedge tops with beaten egg. Sprinkle tops with sugar. Bake wedges in a buttered casserole pan 15-20 minutes until tops are golden.

About this Recipe

Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: For Kids