Orange and Dark Chocolate Buttermilk Scones


This is one of my favorite ways to count to five.

It has chocolate.  So.. yea.




Do you get those giant chocolate oranges at Christmas?  It’s a giant bulb of chocolate shaped like an orange, with wedge segments and everything… and it tastes like an orange!  Well, an orange drowned in chocolate.    I love those things… but I’m a weirdo.

I turned one of those chocolate oranges into a scone with butter and buttermilk.  So tender.  Like little pillows of good.


Orange and Dark Chocolate Buttermilk Scones

makes four large or six small scones

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1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

2 tablespoons granulated sugar

2 teaspoons orange zest

2 1/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter

1 large egg yolk

1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons cold buttermilk

1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

Place rack in the upper third of the oven and preheat to 425 degrees F.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

In a mixing bowl, sift together flour, sugar, orange zest, baking powder, baking soda and salt.  Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse meal.  I use my fingers to rub the butter and dry ingredients together.    In another bowl, combine egg yolk and buttermilk and beat lightly with a fork.  Add to flour mixture all at once, stirring enough to make a soft dough.  Fold in the chocolate chips.

Turn out onto a floured board and knead about 15 times.  Roll or pat out into a 1-inch thickness.  Cut into 4 large or 6 small  squares.     Place on prepared baking sheet and bake at 425 degrees F for 12-15 minutes.  These are best when serve immediately with butter and jam.

254 thoughts on “Orange and Dark Chocolate Buttermilk Scones

  1. Looks great! I think I am going to go make some for breakfast. Your recipe is missing the instructions for adding the chocolate chips, though :) just in case you wanted to put that in!

  2. I LOVE LOVE LOVE chocolate oranges! The only problem is when we bake with them in my house we tend to buy two – one for baking, one for eating… And then we’re usually too full to eat the things we’ve baked – So it’s GREAT that these recipe doesn’t actually call for a Chocolate Orange. Yum.

  3. Perfect! In the last few weeks I’ve gone through crates of clementines and adding bits of dark chocolate to a few segments has been my fave. I’ll be making this soon, thanks!

  4. Chocolate and orange — a match made in heaven! Raspberry is another heaven sent combination. Love the chocolate/orange slice candy as well and the scones look wonderful!

  5. OMG! I am so totally following you and your blog. Ok, stalking is really what I have in mind and I am not ashamed to admit it. The blog is beautiful, the food looks divine, and your sense of humor did me in. Oh God! And we were going to be “good” with our eating this week. Blahh!

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