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.
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.
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
¼ C orange juice
2 T cream
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.
Serve with homemade jam.