Chocolate orange scones

Published September 7, 2010 6:01PM (EDT)

Makes 8 scones


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/3 cups sugar
  • 1 tablepoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons freshly grated orange zest (from about 2 navel oranges)
  • 1 ¼ cups heavy cream (almost a pint)
  • ½ cup bittersweet chocolate chips or coarsely chopped bittersweet chocolate


  1. Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.
  2. Add in orange zest and distribute evenly.
  3. Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour in cream. Mix with a spoon until just combined.
  4. Add chocolate chips.
  5. Use hands to incorporate chocolate chips into the dough until you have a smooth ball of dough.
  6. Flatten dough into a disc about ½ inch thick and place onto a baking sheet. If the dough feels sticky, refrigerate for 5 minutes so it's easier to work with.
  7. Cut disc of dough into eight wedges. (A pizza cutter makes clean, even cuts.)
  8. Bake at 425 for 10-12 minutes, until the edges are lightly golden.
  9. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from the pan.

Serve warm or cool with orange marmalade.

By Linda Shiue

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