Slender Orange Clove Scones

Monica H


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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20 Min
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1 3/4 c
3 Tbsp
1 Tbsp
flavored coffee creamer powder (i use coffee mate parisian almond creme)
zest of 3 oranges
1 1/2 tsp
ground cloves
1/2 tsp
1 stick
unsalted butter (very cold - put in freezer)
1/2 c
1 tsp
1/4 c

How to Make Slender Orange Clove Scones


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

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About Slender Orange Clove Scones

Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: For Kids

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