Chocolate Chip and Orange Scones

    27 minutes

    Make sure you use chilled butter with these scones or you won't get the perfect flaky texture. Chocolate and orange make them special.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 1 3/4 cups plain flour
    • 1/3 cup white sugar
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 80g unsalted butter, chilled and cubed
    • 1/2 cup mini dark chocolate chips
    • 2 tablespoons orange juice

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:12min  ›  Ready in:27min 

    1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees C. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
    2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
    3. With a pastry blender or a large fork, cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
    4. Stir in the chocolate chips. Mix in the orange juice to form a dough.
    5. Turn out the dough on a floured surface. Pat or roll into a 23cm circle about 1cm thick.
    6. With a 6cm fluted biscuit cutter, cut out 12 scones, pushing the dough scraps together for the last few, if necessary.
    7. Transfer the scones to the baking tray.
    8. Bake in preheated oven until golden brown, about 12 minutes. Move to wire racks to cool.

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    Used different ingredients. I added 2 Tbs of cocoa powder  -  14 Dec 2008


    This is a SUPERB recipe! I made the suggested changes of adding 8Tb OJ and 8Tb butter and orange zest from 1/2 an orange...and instead of using a biscuit cutter, I just flattened the dough to 3/4" instead of a 1/2" and cut into triangles. I ended up with 8 good sized scones so I increased the baking time by 3-4 minutes. They were awesome tasting- the zest really brings up the orange taste up a notch.  -  15 Jul 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Yummy!! Like everyone else I had to use way more orange juice (I didn't keep track of how much just kept adding until it seemed right). I also used chocolate chunks and it ended up tasting just the chocolate scones at Starbucks. Now I can save my $1.50 and just make them at home - thanks!!!  -  27 Sep 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)