Thursday, April 4, 2013

Orange Raisin Scones



Orange Raisin Scones

Scones are perfect tea time snack or just with a cup of coffee for  brunch.I made these scones with citrus flavored and raisins. It is only recently that I started baking scones and never knew it was so easy to make,there is not much kneading needed and can be made in a jiffy. It is buttery and tender in the inside and crispy in the outside.You can add cranberries or chocolate chips instead of raisins.

Ingredients

All purpose flour- 2 cups
Baking powder- 1 tsp
Baking soda- 1/2 tsp
Salt- 1/2 tsp
Sugar- 1/2 cup
Butter- 5 tbs
Egg-1
Orange juice- 1 orange
Orange Zest-1 tsp
Vanilla essence- 1 tsp
Heavy cream- 1/2 cup
Raisins- 1/3 cup


Pre heat oven to 350 degree F and line baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large bowl mix flour,baking powder,soda,salt and sugar.
Take butter that is  cold and chilled (not room temperature) and cut into small cubes. Add this to the flour and mix using a pastry blender( or with hand or a food processor). Cut in and rub the flour with butter making it into a crumbly mixture.
Beat egg using a whisk or a fork and add in vanilla essence,orange juice and zest. Pour this mixture over the flour and mix in. Now add cream little by little and mix till it all comes together. Lightly flour the work surface and put the dough on top. Knead a bit, do not over work with the dough, it just needs to come together into a ball.. Flatten into a thick circle with your hands or using a rolling pin. Cut the circle right through the center and then across. Now you have four pieces. Cut each piece into two that resembles a triangle ( 8 pieces in total). Place in baking sheet and gently brush the top with milk.
Bake for 15-18 minutes till the top and bottom turn s golden and crispy and the tooth pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool and serve with butter or jam.

Try this
Hope you will all enjoy!

40 comments:

  1. They came out so perfect, great with some coffee right now :)

    Puja

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  2. i love scones and with thse ingredients I haveto make it.

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  3. Scones look perfectly made!! :)
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  4. I lov making scones,lovely flavorful scones...

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  5. looks so perfect..loved the flavours !!

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  6. delicious scones.. so perfect for breakfast or snack.... perfect with piping hot coffee!!!
    Sowmya
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  7. Very healthy n tempting scones recipe and nice post.
    Maha

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  8. I love scones! i'll try this recipe soon., thanks for sharing :)

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  9. Orange raisin scones looks adipoli. Najan orikal try cheythapolathu kallu pole aayai.

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  10. Orange scones Adipoli Suja. Njan orikal try cheyathapol kallu pole aayai.

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  11. Wow I am drooling over here... Soooo goooood

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  12. wow, Orange scones sounds yummo chechi....

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  13. I'm yet to try the scones. Looks too good to resist !!

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  14. Nicely made Suja..The combo looks perfect.

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  15. Nicely made Suja..The combo looks perfect.

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  16. Very attractive scones,love to start my day with it.

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  17. I m a cirtrus flavour fan...they look scrumptious :)

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  18. Lovely scones.. Picture perfect :)

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  19. Lovely scones Suja. I love orange flavour in cookies n cakes!

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  20. Scones look delicious and perfect... very neat presentation.

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  21. awesome combo, im sure it tasted delicious and smells great

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  22. The scones look delicious. Well made !

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  23. these lok gorgeous! very tempting. happily following ur space, Suja !

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  24. yummy scones,beautifully done dear:)

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  25. Scones look delicious Suja. Very nice recipe.

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  26. looking awesome..i love the triangle shape...

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  27. Great with cup of coffee and it is perfectly baked..

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  28. looks delicious bookmarked will try out...have started following you and you have great collection of recipes,When your free plz drop into my space and will be happy if you follow me...Thanks

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  29. they look delicious. would love to have with a cup of coffee

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