These Orange Poppy Seed Scones have a burst of orange flavor.  They are made with the fresh squeezed orange juice and zest.

BURSTING WITH FLAVOR ORANGE POPPY SEED SCONES
BURSTING WITH FLAVOR ORANGE POPPY SEED SCONES
BURSTING WITH FLAVOR ORANGE POPPY SEED SCONES

To get a lot of orange flavors, I added the zest of a large orange.  Plus, I made the glaze with freshly squeezed orange juice and zest.  You will have to trust me that these Orange Scones are full of orange flavor and Wonderful!

Both Lemon and Orange flavored anything has always been my favorite foods.  See my Lemon Poppy Seed and Orange Pillsbury Rolls.

My father loved them too.  He was raised in Winter Haven, Florida where he had access to plenty of orange trees loaded with oranges.  I was able to go back to Winter Haven, Florida after decades to see where my father grew up.  He passed away at the young age of 58.  The drive to Winter Heaven was still just as I remembered it.  It was beautiful with all the Orange trees on both sides of the road and gorgeous lakes everywhere.

Since I am talking about oranges, I wanted to include some of the pictures I took along the road while traveling to Winter Haven, Florida.

My Secrets to a perfect biscuit or scones.

  • Add your dry ingredients to a large bowl.
  • Use a whisk and mix them well.  
  • Add in Zest
BURSTING WITH FLAVOR ORANGE POPPY SEED SCONES
  •  Grate In very cold butter.  Do not take the butter out of the refrigerator until you are ready to grate it.  It grates better when very cold. 
BURSTING WITH FLAVOR ORANGE POPPY SEED SCONES
  • Use a large fork to cut the butter in.  All you need to do is make sure the shredded butter is covered in flour and not clumped together.
  • Pinch in the cream cheese in small pieces.
BURSTING WITH FLAVOR ORANGE POPPY SEED SCONES
  • Fold in your milk, buttermilk, or heavy cream.  Use your hands to make sure all dry ingredients are moist.  Stop working the dough when you see no more dry ingredients and it will form a ball.
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Orange Poppyseed Scones

These Orange Poppy Seed Scones have a burst of orange flavor.  They are made with the fresh squeezed orange juice and zest.

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best scones, breakfast, brunch, cake-mix recipe, scones
Servings: 16
Calories: 196kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 cups unbleached flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • plus 1/2 cup cold butter (I grate my butter.)
  • 4 ounces cream cheese cut into small pieces
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • Zest of a large orange
  • ICING
  • 1 cup Confectioners sugar
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2-1/2 Tablespoons fresh Orange juice
  • 1-1/2 tablespoon Orange zest
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees
  • Whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, poppy seeds and sugar.
  • Grate the butter over the flour.
  • Use a knife or pastry cutter to cut the butter into the flour.
  • Add the cream cheese.
  • Whisk together the egg and heavy cream.
  • Stir the liquid into the dry ingredients. The dough will form a ball.
  • Pat the dough on a floured surface. I use parchment paper.
  • Gently roll the dough out about ¾ inch thick.
  • Use a biscuit cutter to cut scones out.
  • To keep scones from spreading, refrigerate before baking 20 minutes.
  • Bake on spray cookie sheet OR Parchment Paper with 2 inches between each scone.
  • Bake 400 degrees for 20 minutes until barely light tan. Do not over bake.
  • ICING
  • Mix the butter, powder sugar, juice, and zest until smooth.
  • Brush icing on scones.

Notes

  1. To keep scones from spreading, refrigerate before baking 20 minutes.

Nutrition

Serving: 1SCONE | Calories: 196kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 104mg | Potassium: 122mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 219IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 1mg

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