Monday, May 24, 2010

Scones for Daddy

When Daddy mentioned that he thought I should make scones, I asked him what kind he thought I should make.  Due to some cookies that I made earlier (sorry, can't share the recipe yet!), he suggested orange scones.  So, I went in search of a good recipe.  I found a couple and this one looked good to me.  I didn't have any nuts, which it didn't call for, but I thought they would make a good addition. 

Oh, well!  The dough, once again, was too sticky to form into a disc and cut, so I just freeformed it.  I kind of like the free form version because it gives lovely little pieces that stick up...perfect for my favorite act of nibbling!  I served these with honey and they turned out great! 

Orange Scones
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
3 tablespoons sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons grated orange peel
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup cold butter
1/3 cup milk
1 egg
1 tsp orange extract
Additional sugar
In a large bowl, combine the flours, sugar, baking powder, orange peel and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. In a bowl, whisk milk and egg. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
Lightly spoon dough onto baking stone or greased baking sheet.  Top with extra granulated sugar.  Bake at 400 degrees F for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Enjoy!


Peabody said...

Free form is better anyway...that way people know you made them with love. :)

Elle said...

Two great scones hubby will be happy with either.

The JR said...

I like that they have orange in them. Orange and honey, yes - very good.

Lisa said...

Rustic is the way to go with scone and biscuit doughs IMO and these look fabulous! You know..I was never much of a scone person because they always seems a bit dry and I'm not a tea (stereotyping scones lol) person. However, I just may give these a try..they look and sound too good!