Hi Recipe Critic fans! My name is Liz from Love Grows Wild, and I am thrilled to be here helping celebrate Alyssa’s blog anniversary this week! Today I’m sharing my recipe for Glazed Orange Scones, a delicious breakfast treat filled with orange zest and drizzled with a sweetened orange glaze. These citrusy scones are perfect served with tea or at a Summertime brunch! Either way, I know you’ll enjoy them as much as I do!
When Alyssa asked me to guest post for her anniversary celebration, I was super excited! Alyssa and I both started our blogs about a year ago, and I have really enjoyed getting to know the sweet, funny, gorgeous girl that she is! I got to meet her in person at the Build Your Blog Conference in Utah this past February, and I have to tell you that she is just as adorable in real life as she is on her blog!
I live two time zones away from Alyssa, and it’s not always easy to find time in our busy schedules to talk. A few weeks ago, Alyssa and I had a FaceTime date while both of our families were away, and we chatted it up for almost 3 hours about everything from blog stuff, being Mommies of boys, and even our favorite hottie actor Ryan Gosling. I so wish that her and I didn’t live so far apart so we could spend more time together, but I love all the funny texts and FaceTime dates we get to have! So since I can’t be there in person to congratulate Alyssa on her big blog anniversary, I thought I’d share a recipe that I would make her if I was there! Alyssa is an orange-lover, and I can see us sitting with a big batch of these Orange Scones catching up on girl talk!
These scones are really simple to make and have such incredible flavor and a wonderful, unique texture. I would say they are a little bit like a cake with more of a biscuit-like texture. They come out of the oven nice and puffed up and perfectly flaky. The scones themselves have only a hint of sweetness, but I add a drizzle of orange glaze that makes them perfectly sweet and bursting with orange flavor! And look at that pretty orange zest baked right in to the scones!
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.
An easy and delicious orange scone with wonderful flavor and orange zest and a sweet orange glaze on top!
Author: Liz at lovegrowswild.com
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.