Scones are my thang. I am currently obsessed with orange scones. I took my scone recipe and simply added fresh orange juice and orange zest. They’re light and fluffy yet chewy and taste just like a fresh orange. They’re absolutely perfect!
Anyone else obsessed with Panera’s orange scones? Other people must be because I’ve noticed if you go to Panera after the morning rush, they’re GONE. I’ve been enjoying Panera’s orange scones since, well, forever. Every once in a while I head there to do a little work and it’s a coffee and orange scone every time.
HOWEVER…there have been a few times they were sold-out and the cinnamon crunch one just doesn’t do it for me.
To make sure this doesn’t happen again I decided to take my vanilla scone recipe and turn it into an ORANGE SCONE recipe. Now, I can make 8 large orange scones of my very own so I can enjoy them whenever I want. Muuuaahaha
I don’t even miss the Panera ones because these scones are just as good if not better! They’re homemade, have the perfect amount of orange aroma to them and are so easy to make. AND THEY FREEZE. I froze some to bring to my parents and they were still amazing.
The thick orange glaze helps keep them moist and it adds the perfect amount of sweetness to the buttery scone.
That’s all folk…these scones are legit. They are a keeper and I will be making them often as should you!
Ahhh the beauty!
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- 2½ cups all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- ⅓ cup granulated sugar
- 1½ tablespoons orange zest
- 1 egg
- ¼ cup milk
- ¼ cup orange juice
- 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
- ¾ cup cold unsalted butter, cubed
- Orange Glaze
- 1½ cups confectioners sugar, sifted (measure then sift)
- 2 tablespoons orange juice (may need more)
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees and line a baking pan with parchment paper; set aside.
- In a stand-alone mixer fitted with a paddle attachment mix together the flour, salt, baking powder, orange zest and granulated sugar. Add cold cubed butter and mix on low-speed until course crumbs forms - careful not to over-mix.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the egg, orange juice, milk, and vanilla then add it to the mixer and mix until dough comes together. It will be crumbly.
- Flour a clean service and knead dough just a bit until it comes together. Form it into a circle about 1 inch in thickness. Use a knife or pizza cutter to cut scones into 8 wedges. Place on baking sheet. Bake for 10-14 minutes or until edges are slightly golden. Mine baked for 11 minutes. Remove from oven and place on a cooling rack to cool.
- While scones are cooling, add all the glaze ingredients into a bowl and whisk - glaze will be slightly thick but should drizzle off a spoon. Use the spoon to spread glaze over cooled scones. Let stand until glaze is set.