JON’S SCONES: These scones are a great way to start your day. Please forgive this new recipe formatting. Our web host has chosen a new format I cannot figure out or understand. Totally not user friendly..I HATE IT!!!!!!!!!
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INGREDIENTS: 3 1/2 Cup all purpose flour 8 Teaspoon baking powder 1/2 Cup white sugar 1/4 Teaspoon salt 10 Tablespoon unsalted butter (1 stick plus 2 tablespoons)Zest of one large orange 1 Teaspoon fresh squeezed orange juice 1 Cup milk 1/2 Cup sour cream 1 Egg 1 Tablespoon milk Glaze: 2 Cup confectioners sugar 2-4 Tablespoon of fresh squeezed orange juice
DIRECTIONS: Step 1: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees FStep 2:Sift the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt into a large bowl. Cut in butter using a pastry blender or fork until it is in pea sized lumps. Mix together 1 cup milk and sour cream in a measuring cup. Pour all at once into the dry ingredients, add the zest and the juice and stir gently until combined. It will be a little lumpy, be care not to over mix.Step 3:With floured hands, form dough into balls 2 to 3 inches across. Place onto baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and flatten lightly. Whisk together the egg and 1 tablespoon of milk. Brush the tops of the scones with the egg wash. Let them rest for a few minutes before putting them into the oven.Step 4:Bake for 10 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, until the tops are golden brown. Remove from the oven and let them cool completely on a baking rack before glazing.Step 5:For the glaze, whisk the confectioners sugar and orange juice together until smooth. If it looks too thick, add more juice. Too thin, add more sugar until it’s a nice consistency for drizzling. Pour glaze over cooled scones and allow the glaze to set before serving.VARIATION: Lemon, Poppy Seed: substitute lemon juice and lemon zest and 2 tablespoons of poppy seed for orange juice and orange zest.Plain Scones….use additional cream in place of the juice and zest and 1 teaspoon of good vanilla extract. Strawberry Scones: Make plain scones. Cut in half like a biscuit, place 1 teaspoon of strawberry jam on the bottom, then 4-5 slices of fresh strawberries. Layer on top with clotted cream or whip cream and place top on scone. Excellent for afternoon tea.