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
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.
Just made these again, love them! So does my daughter, and her boyfriend! Thanks for a recipe I keep as a classic!
I am from the Western U.S…..and scones there are a sweet bread dough that is fried in oil. Very yummy with honey butter or homemade preserves. Now in the South….I am more acquainted with this type of scone. They look delicious! I would think that the buttermilk gives them a softer texture. Looks very very tasty!