In the Summertime, I like to serve these scones with a cold, refreshing drink like this Orange Lemon Shake-up. You’ll love these two citrusy treats paired together! You can find the Shake-up recipe here.
- For the scones:
- 2½ cups all-purpose flour
- 4 tablespoons sugar, divided
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ⅓ cup butter
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 cup whipping cream, divided
- 2 teaspoons orange peel, finely shredded
- For the glaze:
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3 tablespoons orange juice
- Preheat oven to 400F. In a large bowl, combine flour, 2 tablespoons of the sugar, baking powder, and salt. Using a pastry blender (or fork), cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and set aside. In a medium bowl, combine eggs, ¾ cup of whipping cream, and orange peel. Add egg mixture all at once to flour mixture. Using a fork, stir until just moistened. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead dough by folding and gently pressing for 10-12 strokes or until dough is nearly smooth. Divide dough in half. Pat or lightly roll each dough half into 6" circles. Cut each circle into 6 wedges. Place dough wedges 2" apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Brush scones with remaining ¼ cup whipping cream and sprinkle with remaining 2 tablespoons sugar. Bake 12-14 minutes or until golden. Remove from baking sheet onto a rack.
- In a medium bowl, combine powdered sugar, vanilla, and 1 tablespoon of the orange juice. Stir in remaining orange juice, 1 tablespoon at a time, to reach desired drizzling consistency. Drizzle warm scones with glaze and serve warm.
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