About this recipe: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.
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
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Method Prep:15min › Cook:15min › Ready in:30min
Preheat oven to 200 degrees C (gas mark 6). Lightly grease a baking tray.
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.
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.
Bake in preheated oven until golden brown, about 12 minutes. Transfer to wire racks to cool.
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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