Chocolate Chunk Orange Scones

Chocolate Chunk Orange Scones

Chocolate Chunk Orange Scones are rich, tender, and the perfect amount of sweet. The citrus on the orange and the dark chocolate combine beautifully for a super flavorful and delicious scone!

So the Memorial Day weekend is over…

I’ll tell you, it was a doozy in my life. I had to go to Boston with one of my sons for a soccer tournament and my husband had to go near Philadelphia with one of my other sons for HIS soccer tournament. I hate weekends where we all have to go opposite directions, especially to cool cities to explore….and ESPECIALLY on holiday weekends. BUT we’re all home safe and sound, ready to be done with the soccer season for the year.

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Only a few more weeks. Jesus take the wheel.

Also when did I become the old person that gets achy joints after driving long distances? Last night when I got out of the car I had to literally move at a snails pace, holding my back, bending my knees like a little old lady.

Awful.

ANYWAY. Today we’re talking about scones…which I happen to ADORE. I’ve made a few other scone recipes on my site before, like these Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Scones (yum), and these Bacon Cheddar Scones. And I also have an amazing scone recipe in my book that today’s recipe is a spin on.

Chocolate Chunk Orange Scones

Now, I’ll have to admit…chocolate and orange isn’t my most favorite flavor combo…BUT I started a really fun BAKING COMMUNITY on facebook (totally come over and join) and I asked the members in the group about a few flavor ideas and they overwhelmingly chose the chocolate/orange option.

I’m a people pleaser, so I did what you guys told me and chocolate and orange was how it played out.

And these scones are super great. If chocolate/orange isn’t your fave, you can play around with ideas…leave out the chocolate…leave out the orange…use craisins in place of chocolate (like I did in my book)…up to you!

The recipe is REALLY easy and comes together in just a few minutes. The goal to a scone (IMO) is to be crispy on the outside and soft and tender on the inside. Let’s talk how to get that result…

Whisk your dry ingredients together. No problem.

Chocolate Chunk Orange Scones

Chop your chocolate, zest your orange…

Chocolate Chunk Orange Scones

And cut COLD butter into the dry ingredients. You can use a pastry cutter or a fork to do this step.OR you could even use your food processor. You want the mixture to resemble coarse sand. The tiny butter bits keep the scone tender, much like it does with a biscuit or pie crust.

Chocolate Chunk Orange Scones

Add in the chocolate and zest…

Chocolate Chunk Orange Scones

And then cold heavy cream. You want the mixture to come together, and not crumbly, but it will have a dry texture.

Chocolate Chunk Orange Scones

Press this into a circle or square about an inch thick and cut into pieces.

Chocolate Chunk Orange Scones

Brush the dough with some heavy cream…

Chocolate Chunk Orange Scones

And bake them for 15-20 minutes.

Chocolate Chunk Orange Scones

You can certainly stop there, OR you can add a sweet orange glaze, which is just powdered sugar, orange juice and a tiny bit of zest.

Chocolate Chunk Orange Scones

Drizzle that on top…

Chocolate Chunk Orange Scones

And go ahead and enjoy! I think these are best served warm or the same day.

Chocolate Chunk Orange Scones

ENJOY!

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Chocolate Chunk Orange Scones

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  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 6 scones

Ingredients

Scones

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup cold, salted butter, cut into cubes
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1/2 cup chopped semi-sweet chocolate
  • 3/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons cold heavy cream

Glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice

Instructions

Scones

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. LIne a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, granulated sugar, and salt. Cut the butter into the mixture using a pastry cutter or a fork until the mixture resembles coarse sand. Add the orange zest and the chocolate.
  3. Make a well in the center of the dry mixture and add 3/4 cup of the heavy cream. Mix the dough together. It should have a slightly dry texture, but not be crumbly. Add an additional 1-2 tablespoons of cream if the dough seems too dry.
  4. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface and knead it for 1 minute. Form the dough into a round or rectangle approximately 1 inch thick and use a knife or pizza cutter to cut into 6 equal pieces.
  5. Arrange the pieces on the prepared baking sheet about 1 inch apart. Brush the wedges with 2 tablespoons of heavy cream and bake for 15-20 minutes, until the scones are golden and the edges are lightly toasted.

Glaze

  1. In a bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, orange zest, and orange juice until smooth. Drizzle glaze on top of the warm scones.
  2. Serve warm.

Notes

I prefer these if enjoyed the same day as being made, but if you need to, store airtight at room temperature for up to 2 days.

 

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Vicki Skonieczny
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Just came across your blog recently. Your recipes all look delicious and are beautifully photographed. Scones are one of my all time favorites. I cannot wait to try these. A little tip I learned, grate your cold butter, then you don’t even have to cut it in, you just stir it around and work it into your dry ingredients with your fingers. Just a thought to share. Thanks for the new scone recipe!

Alice
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These look awesome! They just might be breakfast in the morning. I also saw a trick for incorporating the butter. Put your cream in the freezer for about 10 min. Melt your butter and allow it to cool slightly. Then whisk it into the chilled cream. This creates lots of bits of butter that mix into the flour easily.

Amanda
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I’m pretty sure the only chocolate/orange baked good I’ve had were cookies, years ago. I didn’t really think it was something I’d be into but I ended up really enjoying the flavors. These scones look amazing!

Becky
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Made these tonight and they are delish! I did sub some fresh OJ for some of the heavy cream. These have a great orange flavor, aren’t to sweet…perfect scone ?

susan
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thank you for the recipe,wanna try it for my hubby birthday

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