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Orange Scones

My orange scones are so soft, delicate and have that beautiful smell and flavour of the fresh orange.
Course Afternoon Tea, Bakes
Cuisine British, English
Keyword Orange Scones, Orange Scones recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 scones
Calories 140kcal
Author Sisley White


  • 450g self raising flour
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 75g unsalted butter
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 225ml milk
  • 1 orange
  • Clotted cream and jam


  • Line 2 baking trays with greaseproof paper.
  • Preheat the oven to 220ºC/ Fan 200º.
  • Sieve the flour and baking powder into a large mixing bowl.
  • Add the butter and rub together to make bread crumbs.
  • -Stir in the sugar.
  • Grate the orange finely and add the zest to the mix.
  • In a jug lightly beat the eggs and add milk up to 300ml (you might not use all the milk from the ingredient list or you might need a little more).
  • Add a little a time to the dried ingredients and mix with your hands until you get a soft dough. (slightly sticky is fine). Save a little of the egg milk mix for the glaze.
  • On a lightly floured surface gently knead the dough and roll out the dough to 2cm thick.
  • Stamp out the scones using round cutters. I like ones about 5cm in diameter.
  • Place on the baking trays and using a pastry brush glaze them with the left over milk and egg mix.
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes until golden brown.
  • Allow to cool on a wire wrack with a clean tea towel on to stop them drying out.
  • Once they are cool enough to eat. Cut in half add clotted cream and jam.
  • Enjoy with a cup of tea!


Calories: 140kcal