Florida Sunshine on a Winter’s Day

I woke up this morning and I wanted to make orange scones.  We did a lot of cooking yesterday and I think the cooking bug got me.  I confess that I usually make scones with Bisquick, but when I got downstairs this morning I was out of baking mix.  I hate it when I get all ready to create something and then I’m missing an ingredient and can’t make it.  This happened yesterday, actually, when I wanted to make my usual Saturday morning waffles and we were out of pancake syrup.  Two mornings in a row was just too much, SO: I googled.  I found a basic recipe, I tweaked it and was quite pleased with the results, so I am sharing, and I came up with a creative and descriptive recipe title:

Winter Morning Orange Scones

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 5 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup orange juice

I mixed together the dry ingredients and then I cut in the butter until the mixture looked like coarse crumbs.  After that, I mixed  the milk and the egg together, made a well in the dough, and poured it in.  I gave it a few stirs, made another well and poured in the orange juice.  Then I stirred until all of the mixture was moistened.  I turned it out onto a floured surface and kneaded it a bit, rolled it out to about 1/2 inch thick and cut it into rounds with a glass.  I put them on my baking stone and baked them for fifteen minutes at 400 degrees.  When they came out, I glazed them with a mixture of about 1 1/2 cups of powdered sugar and orange juice.  I dripped the orange juice in very gradually until it was just the right consistency.  Yum!  A taste of Florida sunshine on a winter morning!  These would be excellent for Valentine’s Day, by the way.

In order to properly channel my  new  hero, Ree Drummond (aka The Pioneer Woman) I must also include a picture of my basset hound.  Charlie must be better about getting his picture taken than Margie.  Every time I get the camera out, she gets up and comes toward me.  This is annoying.  I did my best and in the end, Amy helped me.

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2 Responses to Florida Sunshine on a Winter’s Day

  1. Dorothy says:

    Yum, love scones and that icing drizzled looks delicious!


  2. Pam Lewis says:

    Do you know I ALWAYS associate orange juice with you and George? Laugh … many a morning spent guzzling a quart of OJ at the first sign of a cold…

    I may have to try these scones .. they look yummy!

    Great pic of you and Margie! She looks like a cuddle bug!


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