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Orange Zest Scones

I was hosting a family brunch today and at the last minute I thought I should have something for everyone to nibble on while I was finishing up brunch stuff in the kitchen. I went to the Internet in search of scone recipes and found this one from Magnolia. I had all of the ingredients on hand and the photo looked delectable. They did not disappoint. My grands each ate two! For a melt in your mouth moment you have to try these. Makes 12 scones. Enjoy.


2 cups all-purpose flour

1½ cups baking powder

½ tsp. baking soda

½ tsp. salt

1 egg

¾ cup sour cream

½ cup sugar

1 tsp. orange zest

¾ cup unsalted butter, cut into squares and frozen

1 recipe for Maple-Orange Glaze


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a small bowl lightly beat the egg. Whisk in sour cream. In another bowl combine sugar and orange zest. Using the back of a spoon, work zest into sugar until well combined; stir into flour mixture. Add butter to flour mixture; using your fingers or a pastry blender (I used my food processor), blend in butter until mixture is pebble-like. Stir in sour cream mixture until dough starts to come together and forms a ball. Divide dough in half.

Place one dough portion on a lightly floured surface and press into a 6-inch circle (it should be about ¾ to 1 inch thick). Cut circle into six triangles. Arrange triangles 1 apart on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with second dough portion.

Bake 13-15 minutes or until golden. Cool on baking sheet 5 minutes. Transfer scones to a wire rack. While scones are cooling, make Maple-Orange Glaze. Spoon glaze over scones.

Maple-Orange Glaze

In a bowl stir together 1¾ cup powdered sugar and 1 tsp. orange zest. Stir in 3 Tbsp. melted butter, 3 Tbsp. orange juice, 1 tsp. vanilla and ½ tsp. pure maple syrup until smooth.

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