These scones are extra special. The combination of dark chocolate chips and orange juice is delectable. To make the flakiest scone possible, make sure you use very cold butter. Eat them on their own or serve with lemon curd and/or clotted cream.
For an additional orange zing, add some fresh orange zest.
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)