Orange Marmalade Scones

Orange Marmalade Scones


  • 3 cups Flour
  • 4 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 3/4 teaspoons Salt
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • Grated rind of 1 orange
  • 1/2 cup Butter
  • 1 Egg (large)
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon Flori di Sicilia flavoring ((or 1/2 tsp. orange extract))
  • 1 cup Buttermilk ((or 1 cup of milk and 1 tbsp white vinegar or lemon juice. Le t sit about 5 minutes.))
  • 2/3 cups Orange Marmalade


This recipe came from King Arthur Flour. I have changed the recipe to make individual scones. They use a 9” round cake pan. They also call for an orange flavored extract that I use, Fiori di Sicilia, (available from King Arthur Flour), but orange extract can be used. I usually roll out the dough and cut it into biscuit shapes


Step 1
Whisk together:
3 cups flour
4 tsp baking powder
¾ tsp salt
½ cup sugar
Grated rind of 1 orange
Step 2
Cut in the butter, using your fingers, a pastry fork, a
pastry blender or an electric mixer.
The butter lumps are important to ensure flaky, tender scones.
½ cup butter
Step 3
Whisk together and add to dry ingredients until everything is well moistened and just combined:
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
¼ tsp Flori di Sicilia flavoring (or ½ tsp orange extract)
1 cup buttermilk (or 1 cup of milk and 1 tbsp white vinegar or lemon juice. Let sit about 5 minutes)
Step 4
Spread the scones on a buttered cookie sheet. Flatten with wet hands and make an indentation with your finger in each center.
In each indentation add a tsp marmalade:
about 2/3 cup orange marmalade (total)
Step 5
Sprinkle each scone with sugar. I always refrigerate until ready to bake.
Step 6
Bake in preheated 400 deg oven for about 18 minutes.