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Scones with orange zest
Scones with orange zest

Scones with orange zest

Preparation 30 minutes
Cooking time 10 minutes
Servings 12 scones


  • 500 ml (2 cups) all-purpose flour
  • 60 ml (1/4 cup) granulated sugar
  • 20 ml (1 heaping tbsp) baking powder
  • 2 ml (1/2 tsp) salt
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 100 ml (6 tbsp + 1 tsp) melted butter
  • 160 ml (2/3 cup) whole milk
  • Zest of 1 orange, grated
  • 5 ml (1 tsp) orange extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 220°C (425°F) placing the rack in the centre.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  3. Make a well in the centre.
  4. In another bowl, mix together the remaining ingredients.
  5. Add the egg/milk mixture to the centre of the well.
  6. Incorporate the flour gradually, stirring with your hand in a circular motion.
  7. Do not overmix.
  8. Flour the countertop.
  9. Tapping with your hands, flatten the dough to about 2 cm (3/4 in.)
  10. With a cookie cutter or a 5 cm (2 in.) glass, cut 12 disks.
  11. Place the scones on a cooking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  12. Bake in the oven for about 15 minutes.
  13. Serve hot with sweetened whipped cream and a selection of jams.
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