In an attempt to use up some oranges we bought earlier in the week, Fuzz and I made Honey and Orange Whipping Cream Scones. These are made with heavy cream or whipping cream rather than butter. This was kind of an odd choice for us because we typically don’t love orange flavored breads, but these scones were very good.
Whipping Cream Scones
The Honey and Orange Scones have a very pleasant texture. Unlike heavy, biscuit-like scones, the cream makes these very soft and light. Also, the scones are really easy to make — no pastry cutter or food processor required. They’re on the sweet side, so while you could add a little jelly, you might be better off going with butter. Wait, that sounds bossy. Sorry. Put whatever you like on your scone. One of these days I’m going to try clotted cream. In all of our years of making and eating scones, we’ve never tasted it.
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Honey and Orange Scones
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (190 grams)
- 1 1/2 tablespoon granulated sugar (20 grams)
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2/3 to 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons honey (20 to 30 grams)
- 1/2 teaspoon orange zest or lemon zest
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Handful of dried cranberries optional
- a little extra cream plus some sparkly or coarse sugar
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Have ready a parchment lined baking sheet.
- In a mixing bowl, thoroughly stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Make a hole in the middle of the flour mixture and add the honey, zest and vanilla. Mix the wet ingredients together in the hole, then mix everything together with a spoon until you get a soft dough.
- Gradually add the cream to the dough one tablespoon at a time, stirring until it holds together. If the dough seems too dry, add a bit more cream. If too wet, add a bit of flour. If using cranberries, knead them into the dough.
- Empty the dough out onto a very lightly floured surface or a pastry mat. If your dough seems dry, you can skip the flour. With your hands, push the dough together to form a circle about 5 1/2 inches in diameter and 1 inch thick. Cut the circle into 6 to 8 wedges and arrange the wedges a few inches apart on the baking sheet. Brush tops with a little additional cream and sprinkle with coarse sugar if desired. Bake for 10-12 minutes (or 13-14 depending on your oven).
Hi there, this is like, 2 years after this post, but I think your dog might be my dog’s brother!! Mine is a Aussie Shepherd/Blue Heeler/Border Collie that we got from an Amish farm in Ohio, and literally looks identical to Hal!! Let me know if you want me to send you a pic!
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I have never made scones and really should try to make them. Love that these have a light texture.
Hal looks so much like a Border Collie…he is so handsome. Borders are super smart and love to have “jobs”. The fact that he is a ready and willing student is no surprise. Thanks for sharing the picture.
jess @ multicultural melbourne
ok, that is a very cute dog 🙂 and loving the honey and orange combination, delicious!
Only have clotted cream in the UK. Preferably in Devon or Cornwall. I’m from Devon and the stuff they sell over here in the US in jars just doesn’t compare. They serve it with everything. You can even buy an ice cream in a cone with clotted cream on top. Yum!
Clotted cream is Absolutely Fabulous, You must try, go have tea someplace wonderfull and try it. Love scones, but clotted cream takes them to a whole new level
what a cutie! growing up we had a 1/2 blue heeler and 1/2 australian shepherd named freckles that looked very similar. she had “freckles” on her tummy! cheers~
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The scones look wonderful! What a CUTE pup too!
The scones look delicious…love the addition of the colored sugar! I am an absolute sucker for dogs. Hal is adorable…he looks a bit like an Aussie. Just toooo cute!
These sound wonderful!
HAL is a cutie!
I’m glad you had some great cupcakes on your birthday!
If you love thick whipped cream you will love clotted cream. I still have dreams about it. Thanks for the scone recipe. I have a bunch of oranges too from Costco that I need to use up.
We go through Cuties in our house SO fast I wouldn’t be able to make something with them. 😉
And HAL kind of looks like an Aussie, too. But Collies and Aussie seem similar to me. Looks and sounds like a great dog.
Cute! Whippets are so smart.
BTW, I forgot to mention that this recipe halves quite easily.
My Mom loves scones. Perfect timing, too, since tomorrow is her birthday. Love Hal. He is so cute. Our Whippet howls when the phone rings..(only if she thinks no one is around will she howl)
Thanks for the insight on clotted cream. I figured everyone in England kept it in the refrigerator and ate it every day. About the birthday, I broke down some boxes in the garage, took ornaments off the Christmas tree, and made a batch of these cupcakes.
https://www.cookiemadness.net/2010/08/ultimate-chocolate-cupcakes/ Hopefully next year’s will be more exciting.
HAL says hello.
I love scones, and this looks like a wonderful, no-fuss recipe–I can’t wait to try it. Despite living in England for nearly two years, I think I had clotted cream only once, in a restaurant. It’s not an ‘everyday food’ but I have to admit I love ultra-rich dairy products. I hope you had a wonderful birthday! Hal is adorable, and good luck keeping the border collie in him intellectually stimulated! (I am sure Fuzz is up to the task!)