Oh, be still my scone loving heart...

If you must know something about me, I love things in cycles. Like a certain type of cookie, I want that cookie a lot and will make multiple batches then move onto the next sweet treat. Last week I made some delicious orange scones. Then yesterday I wanted to make the same scones again except I didn't have any oranges and I was out of sour cream which I substituted Greek yogurt. But I wanted scones so I wasn't going to let a few ingredients stand in my way! If you have been around my blog long enough, you know my insane obsession for all things yellow, citrus and sour. 
I think the best part of these scones are the citrus sugar you put into the scones. Mixing the citrus zest and sugar beforehand enhances the citrus more!
One final word: make these scones!

Ingredients: 1/3 cup sugar, zest of 1 orange or 2 lemons (whatever citrus you prefer),  2 cups all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1/4 teaspoon baking soda, 1/2 cup frozen butter, grated, 1/2 cup sour cream (I mentioned I didn't have sour cream and substituted plain Greek yogurt), 1 egg. Glaze: 1 1/2 tablespoons butter, melted, 1/2 cup confectioners sugar, 2-4 tablespoons orange juice, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract. 

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Place a piece of parchment paper on your baking sheet.
Zest your chosen citrus fruit into the granulated sugar into a small bowl and mix. 

In another bowl, mix the sour cream and egg until well combined. 

In a large bowl, add the flour, baking soda and baking powder. 
Add in the citrus/sugar mixture and stir. 

Grate a frozen stick of butter into the dry ingredients and mix. 

Lastly, add in the sour cream and egg stirring to combine completely but don't over mix. On a slightly floured counter, pat the dough into a circle that is 3/4" thick and about 8" across. 

Cut the circle into 8 pieces then place on the prepared baking sheet. 

Bake your scones for 15-17 minutes until golden brown on top. 

Don't take them out any earlier! Allow them to cool for at least 10 minutes before applying the glaze. Mix the glaze ingredients in a shallow bowl. Either dip the scones into the glaze or drizzle it across the top of the scones. Then enjoy!!

(recipe found here)


MakeMeUpMia said...

I've never made scones but always say I'm going to! Lemon would be my pick for sure, I can't get enough lemon :)

Jen said...

Oh my these look and sound amazing! I will definitely be making them.

Jillian said...

these look soooo good! send me some?!!! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

Anonymous said...

So... if I send you shipping money via PayPal, do you think a batch can be here by tomorrow??? ;) I'll even share with Jillian!

Kelli @ A Deeper Joy said...

Those look so professional! I'm sure they tasted amazing! :)

Lauren said...

I have a bunch of fresh blueberries that I was thinking would be perfect for scones! Do you have any tips for a first-timer? Do you think I could add blueberries to this mix or do you have a favorite blueberry scone recipe?

Jenny said...

These look great! I'm going to save this so I can try them out some time! :)