Simple Orange Scones

Simple foods make me happy.  Really happy.  These scones are downright wonderful.  Jonathan ate six of them, in one day.  I don’t suggest this kind of behavior but they were so good. 

Scones are the perfect morning treat or afternoon snack.  They go well with morning coffee or afternoon tea.  I must say the hint of orange in this recipe is quite refreshing. 

simple orange scones

You know when you go to a coffee shop and get a scone that is so sweet you can’t even eat the whole thing?  I hate that.  These orange scones have just a hint of sweetness so you can really concentrate on the orange flavor. 

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Make these on Sunday morning, for a refreshing breakfast.  They come and go quickly. 

Simple Orange Scones

Makes 12 small scones


2 C flour

1 T baking powder

¼ C sugar

3 T orange zest

1 stick butter, cold

¼ C yogurt

1 egg

¼ C orange juice

2 T cream

Pinch salt


Preheat oven to 350*.

In a medium bowl mix flour, baking powder, sugar and orange zest.

Cut in butter.

In a small bowl combine yogurt, egg, orange juice, cream.

Slowly pour wet mixture into flour mixture.

Pour dough on to a lightly floured surfaced and form a large circle.

Cut circle into four equal pieces.  Cut those in half and place on cookie sheet.

Bake for 20-25 minutes.

Let cool.

Serve with homemade jam.



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