Don’t be fooled by the poppy seeds these scones got, they’re still orange from the block. They’re not better than you. They’re not pretentious. They are just simply orange and deliciously refreshing.
I happen to love orange! …orange flavored pasteries that is. Not when people say I have orange hair. My hair is red. Thank you very much.
This is a remix of the chocolate chip scones I made last week. It just goes to show that I can never have enough scones in my life. Make these…you’ll understand!
Orange Poppy Seed Scones with Orange Icing
Recipe adapted form Orangette
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 egg
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 t baking powder
- 1/2 t salt
- 1/2 stick unsalted butter, cubed and chilled
- 3 T sugar
- Scant 3 t poppyseeds
- 1 t orange zest
- 1 T orange juice
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Beat together the milk and egg and set aside. In a large bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, and salt. Rub butter into the flour mixture using a pastry blender or your hands. Working until you have no lumps bigger than a pea. Add the sugar and poppy seeds. Toss to mix. Whisk the orange zest and juice into the milk/egg mixture and add to the dry ingredients. Bring dough together gently with a wooden spoon.
- Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead it no more than 12 times. (12 is the magic number, so exceed at your own risk!) Pat dough into a round approximately 1/2 inch thick, and cut into 8-12 wedges. Place on an ungreased baking sheet.
- Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until golden. Cool on a rack, then move to a parchment paper covered surface for drizzling the frosting.
- 1 1/2 T butter, melted
- 1 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 t orange zest
- Juice squeezed from 1/2 an orange
- Combine melted butter and 3/4 cup powdered sugar and mix with a hand mixer until combined.
- Add orange zest and juice and mix until no longer lumpy. Add remaining 1/2 cup of powdered sugar 1/4 cup at a time mixing between additions.
- Drizzle using a spoon or knife over the scones to your heart’s content.
- Promptly eat one. That is if you can stop at one.