Orange Chip Scones

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Orange Chip Scones

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Flour
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 8 tablespoons Butter (cut into 1/2 inch pieces)
  • 1/2 cup Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 cup Golden Raisins
  • 1/2 tablespoon Orange Peel (grated)
  • 2 Egg (slightly beaten)
  • 1/2 cup Buttermilk
  • 1/2 teaspoon Orange Extract
  • 1 tablespoon Milk or Half & Half

Directions

Step 1
Preheat the oven to 350 deg. Grease a baking sheet, use parchment paper or silpat liner. The secret to scones is to keep the dough cold.
After I have cut the butter into the flour mixture, I often place the bowl in the freezer for a few minutes. (I have also prepared the dry ingredients and froze it until I am ready to proceed.) After the scones are made, I place them on the refrigerator shelf till I am ready to bake them.
Step 2
In a large bowl with a pastry cutter or food processor add:
2 cups flour
½ cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt
8 tbsp butter cut into ½ inch pieces
Cut butter with pastry cutter into flour mixture or pulse the flour and butter a few seconds in food processor, being careful not to over mix and warm the butter. (You want chunks of butter that will melt in the oven)
Step 3
Add to mixture:
½ cup choc chips
½ cup golden raisins
½ tbsp grated orange peel
Step 4
Gently add the following mixture to dry ingredients:
1 egg slightly beaten
½ cup buttermilk
½ tsp orange extract
Mix till all the ingredients come together. Form into a round about ½-1 inch thick. Cut into triangles and place on baking sheet
Step 5
Brush the scones with:
1 egg slightly beaten
1 tbsp milk or half and half
Sprinkle with sugar.
Step 6
Bake 350 deg for 18 - 22 minutes. Best when eaten warm.