Rich Chocolate Chip and Orange Scones

    30 min

    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.

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    Makes: 12 scones

    • 225g plain flour
    • 65g caster sugar
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 75g unsalted butter, chilled, cubed
    • 85g plain chocolate chips
    • 3 tablespoons orange juice

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

    1. Preheat oven to 200 C / Gas 6. Lightly grease a baking tray or line with parchment paper.
    2. In a large bowl, beat 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 1.25cm thick. With a 6.25cm fluted pastry cutter, cut out 12 scones, pushing the dough scraps together for the last few, if necessary. Transfer the scones to the baking tray.
    4. Bake in preheated oven until golden brown, about 12 minutes. Move to wire racks to cool.

    Cook's note

    For an additional orange zing, add some fresh orange zest.

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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)