When I think of scones, I think of tea time in England. This idea is probably far from accurate. But I like to think that somewhere in this world is a country that takes the time each afternoon to relax and forget about the stress of work and life. Today is a good day to sit down with a hot cup of herbal tea and a lightly sweetened scone.
I was really impressed with how these scones turned out! They have just the right amount of orange zest with a drizzle of orange glaze to give it a little extra sweetness. I only have two regrets with this scone.
1. I didn’t make these gluten free or sugar free, so I can’t actually eat them!
2. This recipe only makes 8 scones. If I could eat them, they would be gone in a day.
These orange zest scones are delicious. I may move to England and start eating scones instead of Muffins. Ok, I would love to live there even without the scones, but they are a good excuse. 😊
Orange Zest Scones are surprisingly easy to make. I like any recipe that is forgiving. And trust me, this recipe is just that. I think I only added half the flour initially. I ended up with a big gooey ball that had no hope of being shaped into a scone. After adding more and more flour it could finally be rolled and sliced. Right around my forth scoop of flour was when I realized – I must have forgotten half of the flour! I thought for sure they wouldn’t bake properly or they were be so firm from all the handling. I was preparing myself to write this post saying I had another baking failure. BUT! They turned out perfectly. So delicious. I tried just one bite and seriously wish I could have had more. Time for me to make this into a gluten free scone! Hmm… maybe that will be Day 15 of my 30 Day Challenge.
For all of you that can eat these, I am so jealous of you right now. Don’t let me stop you, though. Go forth and eat the scone!