These Glazed Orange Scones taste just like my favorite decadent treat from Panera! I’m in love with their cakey texture with crisp outer edges and that orange GLAZE! The perfect amount of sweet citrus taste to balance out these addictive confections.
I can remember seeing orange scones at Panera and thinking what are these biscuit-looking delights with a layer of glazey goodness? I’d never had the pleasure of sampling a scone and am so glad that I did! One bite later and I was addicted for life. I’ve dabbled with other great flavors, but have never found one that I liked as much as these beauties.
I happened upon a basic scone recipe in one of my old cookbooks and tweaked it a bit until I got the perfect orange flavor. My husband claims its even better than the Panera version. I didn’t know that was even possible, but I’ll take it! Hopefully, we aren’t dealing with a politeness conspiracy here.
If you have never had a scone before, TRY this recipe immediately! They are so much easier to make than a biscuit, because there isn’t a cutter used and every bit of dough is used with the first go. Just one big ball of yummy dough gets formed into a big’ole ball, flattened a bit and sliced into eight equal triangle wedges. Don’t be afraid if they don’t look perfect, because plenty of glazey goodness will go on top. The glaze hardens perfectly and these can be enjoyed for days to come.
I really seem to be craving citrus flavors right now with the arrival of spring (albeit a cold one so far). If you are looking for instantaneous citrus gratification as satisfying as these Glazed Orange Scones, you should consider drinking your dessert with a Orange Creamsicle Margarita or a Key Lime Pie Martini. A Key Lime Cheesecake or Lemon Gooey Butter Bars are a couple of my other go-to spring desserts.
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- 2 c. flour
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 c. sugar
- 1/4 c. buttermilk
- 1 egg
- 1/2 c. butter
- 1 tbsp. orange zest
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/4 c. orange juice
- 1 1/2 c. powdered sugar
- 1/4 c. orange juice
- 2 tsp. orange zest
Combine flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
Cut cold butter into dry ingredients using a pastry cutter or 2 knives util mixture is combined and crumbly.
Add egg, buttermilk, orange juice and orange zest; combine into mixture by kneading.
Transfer to a floured surface and form into a large ball; slightly flatten.
Cut into 8 even wedges and transfer to baking sheet with sides touching.
Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.
Remove from oven and separate wedges; transfer to cooling rack.
Once cool, add the glaze by generously spooning glaze over the tops of the scones.
Beat together powdered sugar, orange juice and zest until smooth.
You can make your own buttermilk by whisking a couple of tbsp. of lemon juice into the milk and letting it set for several minutes.