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Friday, April 20, 2012

Orange Raisin Scones

I baked Orange Raisin Scones today. Scones are small british quick breads. It was quick to bake and was very easy to make. It was mildly sweet and adding the orange zest gave  citrus aroma. It is perfect with tea.

Original recipe adapted from here

Flour, 2 cup
Sugar, 1/4 cup
Baking powder, 1 tsp
Baking soda, 1/4 tsp
Salt, 1/2 tsp
Butter, 1/2 cup (cold)
Raisins,1/2 cup
Sour cream, 1/2 cup
Eggs, 1 no.
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 400 F
  2. In a bowl mix orange zest, flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Then grate the butter into this mixture and use fingers to incorporate it to the flour.
  3. In a bowl whisk sour cream and eggs until its smooth.
  4. Then fold in this mixture with the flour mixture and mix the raisins until they are fully incorporated in to the dough.
  5. Then flatten the dough into 8- 10 inches wide diameter for about 3/4inches thickness. 
  6. Cut the dough into 8 equal parts. Arrange them in the baking tray with 2 '' apart.
  7. Sprinkle some sugar on top of them and bake for 15- 20 minutes until they are golden brown.
  8. Let the scones cool down a little  bit and serve with a cup of tea.


  1. I love scones and have made many varieties, but never made with sour cream before...I usually use either heavy cream or buttermilk

  2. Nice scones... I like the flavor of oranges in my bakes.

  3. This is the first time I have made scones. most of the recipes used either heavy cream or butter milk. But this recipe called for sour cream..

  4. scones look great...but can we make these eggless?

  5. Nice flavorful scones... Look so crunchy and yummy

  6. Beautifully done, elegant scones to enjoy anytime of the day..

  7. Wow ,, quite yummy and nice Scones.. I am so lazy, I keep thinking of making dem and then leave it to God :P

  8. yummy scones, like the flavour of oranges.

  9. Yummy scones with a nice citrus flavor..

  10. Nice recipe would love to try !!! Super flavors and rightly done !!!!!

  11. love the citrus flavored bakes anytime..

  12. Scones luks perfect...U have wonderful baking spirits..

  13. You have a cool collection of recipes too...ornage raisin scones looks absolutely delicious!

  14. i have never made scones, looks so yummy :)

  15. Love the fact that scones dough can be frozen and baked when needed, such a handy bake goodie. Looks so good. Nice one Divya.

  16. very nice......love the orange n raisin mix!...nice

  17. is so soothing for the eyes and soul both...such scorching heat outside...orange seems the most refershing fruit now

  18. I ma yet to make these. Looks delicious...


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