Chocolate Chip Scones

    30 min

    The chocolate chips make these scones very tasty but the orange juice makes them special. Make sure your butter is well chilled to produce the flakiest texture possible.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 225g (8oz) plain flour
    • 5 tablespoons caster sugar
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled and cubed
    • 100g (3 3/4 oz) chocolate chips
    • 3 tablespoons orange juice, or as needed

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees C (gas mark 6). Lightly grease a baking tray.
    2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. With a large fork, cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the chocolate chips. Mix in the orange juice to form a dough.
    3. Turn out the dough on a floured surface. Pat or roll into a 23cm circle about 1cm thick. Cut out 12 6cm round scones, pushing the dough scraps together for the last few, if necessary. Transfer the scones to the baking sheet.
    4. Bake in preheated oven until golden brown, about 12 minutes. Transfer to wire racks to cool.

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    Used different ingredients. The recipe seems to be low on liquids. I added about 3/4 cup of milk and that was too much. Maybe about 1/2 cup would have been better. They turned out fine with the addition of a little more flour.  -  13 Jan 2010


    Gorgeous recipe. Added zest of one orange, needed 4tbsps orange juice to bring dough together  -  05 May 2013


    This is a SUPERB recipe! I made the suggested changes of adding 8Tb OJ and 8Tb butter and orange zest from 1/2 an orange...and instead of using a biscuit cutter, I just flattened the dough to 3/4" instead of a 1/2" and cut into triangles. I ended up with 8 good sized scones so I increased the baking time by 3-4 minutes. They were awesome tasting- the zest really brings up the orange taste up a notch.  -  15 Jul 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)