I love scones, always have, always will. And because I love them, I will devote my life to making the best scone in the history of scones. Lemon Orange Scones with Citrus glaze are so good you will not be able to stop eating them until they are gone. So far they are the best scones that I have ever made. When you put citrus in an baked item, well, let’s just say dangerous things happen. Good dangerous things. So are you ready for danger? For adventure? For another episode of Delicious Food 101 featuring The Chef and Friar Tyst? Good!
The Chef: “Friar Tyst, what do you think about the scones that we are making?” Friar Tyst: “The glaze is real good (while tasting it)” The Chef: “Yes, well, what about the scones……hello? Friar Tyst?”
Sorry, I think that he is in a sugar coma. Oh well, let’s not be worried about every little thing.
The Scones: 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour, 3/4 cup cane sugar, 6-8 tbsp. frozen butter, 1/2 cup sour cream, 1 tsp. lemon zest, 1 tsp. orange zest, 1/2 tsp. salt, 1/2 tsp. cinnamon, 1/2 tsp. baking soda, 1/2 tsp. baking powder, 1 tbsp. vanilla almond milk.
Preheat your oven to 365 degrees. Grate frozen butter into a large mixing bowl, add all of the remaining ingredients and fold together by hand. When the dough comes together in a soft ball, turn it out onto a floured work surface. Flatten the dough into a rectangle and form the scones with a butter knife or cookie cutters (this is a fun activity for kids). Grease a baking pan and place the formed scones on it. Bake for 10-15 minutes.
Citrus Brown Sugar Glaze: 3 tbsp. butter, 1/2 to 3/4 cup light brown sugar, one orange, half of a lemon, 1/8 tsp. of salt.
Melt the butter in a small pot over medium heat. While the butter is melting, juice the orange and the lemon half with a hand juicer (use the fruit that you zested for the scones). When the butter has melted, reduce the heat slightly. Add the brown sugar, orange lemon juice, and salt. Stir slowly but constantly so that the glaze doesn’t burn. When the sugar dissolves, turn off the heat and let the glaze sit on the burner for 5 minutes. Pour the glaze over the scones as soon as you remove them from the oven.
Now, I do not have a picture of the scones because, well, they were SO GOOD. Here’s the leftover glaze!