These scones are a great way to start your day. Serve them up to hungry guests or just keep them all to yourself.
- 3 1/2 Cup all purpose flour
- 8 Teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 Cup white sugar
- 1/4 Teaspoon salt
- 10 Tablespoon unsalted butter (1 stick plus 2 tablespoons)
- Zest of one large orange
- 1 Teaspoon fresh squeezed orange juice
- 1 Cup milk
- 1/2 Cup sour cream
- 1 Egg
- 1 Tablespoon milk
- 2 Cup confectioners sugar
- 2-4 Tablespoon of fresh squeezed orange juice
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F
Sift the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt into a large bowl. Cut in butter using a pastry blender or fork until it is in pea sized lumps. Mix together 1 cup milk and sour cream in a measuring cup. Pour all at once into the dry ingredients, add the zest and the juice and stir gently until combined. It will be a little lumpy, be care not to over mix.
With floured hands, form dough into balls 2 to 3 inches across. Place onto baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and flatten lightly. Whisk together the egg and 1 tablespoon of milk. Brush the tops of the scones with the egg wash. Let them rest for a few minutes before putting them into the oven.
Bake for 10 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, until the tops are golden brown. Remove from the oven and let them cool completely on a baking rack before glazing.
For the glaze, whisk the confectioners sugar and orange juice together until smooth. If it looks too thick, add more juice. Too thin, add more sugar until it’s a nice consistency for drizzling. Pour glaze over cooled scones and allow the glaze to set before serving.