Friday, February 4, 2011

Orange and Carob Buttermilk Scones

When I first read
Orange and Dark Chocolate
I was sold
wouldn't you be?

I've been into
making scones
thanks to my
good friend Joleen
she shared the secret with me
the secret
of how EASY
scones are to make

Orange and Dark Chocolate Buttermilk Scones
makes four large or six small scones
***I DOUBLED these amounts for a double recipe***

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
**I used half whole wheat,
half white

2 tablespoons granulated sugar
**in the doubled recipe
I used 3 tablespoons total sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter
1 large egg yolk
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons cold buttermilk
**add vinegar to regular milk
to create 'buttermilk'
for 1/2 cup I used 1 teaspoon vinegar
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
**I used Malted Carob Chips

Place rack in the upper third of the oven and preheat to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

In a mixing bowl, sift together flour, sugar, orange zest, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Cut in butter with a pastry blender or double knives until mixture resembles coarse meal.
(Please remind me NOT to use a white plate when displaying white ingredients...opps)

In another bowl, combine egg yolk and buttermilk and beat lightly with a fork.

Add to flour mixture all at once, stirring enough to make a soft dough. I needed to add about 2 more tablespoons of milk, I think because I used whole wheat flour.
Fold in chocolate chips.

Turn out onto a floured board, it will look very crumbly

Work the dough mixture until it comes nicely together and forms a nice ball

Roll or pat out into a 1-inch thickness, circle. Cut with a pizza cutter. I cut 9 pieces. these turned out to be fairly large, you could do smaller pieces and end up with more scones

Place on prepared baking sheet and bake at 425 degrees F for 12-15 minutes and golden brown

This is the first
time I've used Carob
in place of Chocolate
they tasted great

my family loves it
when I make these
for a yummy breakfast

Have you tried
making scones yet?

I love hearing from
people who are trying
these recipes
it really give me
please leave a comment
and let me know
and if you change it up
for your family
let me know the changes
I'm interested!


  1. the scones look perfect--I haven't done orange chocolate before....just orange/cranberry...
    and the pics are great--you are getting good with that camera!!

  2. I'm afraid of making scones but you make it look so easy!