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blood orange sugared scones

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a recipe by
Angela Pietrantonio
Woonsocket, RI

I love scones, these are made with blood oranges, but any orange will do! Recipe Source~

★★★★★ 1
serves 16
prep time 15 Min
cook time 15 Min

Ingredients For blood orange sugared scones

  • 3 1/4 c
  • 1/3 c
    granulated sugar + 2 tablespoons
  • 2 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 3/4 c
    cold butter, cut into pieces
  • 1 c
  • 2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 3
    blood oranges, zested ( or any orange of your choice)
  • melted butter

How To Make blood orange sugared scones

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a small bowl, combine 1/3 cup sugar with about 1/2 of the grated orange zest. Rub together with your fingers until combined and fragrant.
  • 2
    In large bowl combine flour, orange sugar, salt, baking soda and powder. Using your fingers, a fork or a pastry blender, cut in butter until it forms coarse crumbs. Stir in buttermilk and vanilla, and add half of the remaining orange zest. Add the juice from 1/2 of one blood orange. Stir with a spoon until a dough forms, using your hands to bring it together. Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead gently.
  • 3
    Divide in half and pat into 7 inch round circles. Combine the remaining sugar and orange zest. Brush each scone with melted butter and sprinkle with orange sugar. Cut into 6 or 8 wedges, or use a biscuit cutter to make rounds.
  • 4
    Bake for 12-14 minutes (wedges) or 9-11 minutes (rounds). Top with blood orange glaze. points per scone

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