Posted by: sweetmelissasundays on: September 14, 2009
1 | Michelle
September 14, 2009 at 11:36 pm
Im so excited about this weeks selection..I love scones!! Thank you Robin of Lady Craddock’s for the great recipe.selection. I look fwd to Sunday!
2 | Michelle
September 14, 2009 at 11:37 pm
I just had to add I saw the recipe for Oct. 4 and am really excited for that one too. It screams Fall!
3 | Robin
September 15, 2009 at 1:24 am
Hi everyone, I have made the scones a few times now and if you really want the orange flavor to come through you might want to double the zest. Or you could make an orange glaze for them; they are yummy. Have made them with rolled oats and with the oat flour, I prefer the oat flour but they are great either way.
4 | Hanaa
September 15, 2009 at 2:09 am
I hope I get to make these scones this week. I’ll definitely try. Thanks for the tip, Robin. I was considering the orange glaze. I love Panera Bread’s orange-glazed orange scones.
5 | katie
September 15, 2009 at 3:03 am
I just bought some orange blossom water I think might be a nice addition to these scones. Yum!
6 | Michelle
September 15, 2009 at 4:41 am
Katie where do you find the orange blossom water? It sounds really interesting.
7 | Robin
September 15, 2009 at 5:47 am
I love Panera’s Tart Cherry scones, yummmmm!
8 | Susan
September 15, 2009 at 7:54 am
My cookbook came today!!! I love scones and can’t wait to try these. Going to pick up the ingredients I will need tomorrow. Looking forward to my first post with SMS.
9 | Donna
September 15, 2009 at 10:03 am
I’m really looking forward to these, they sound delicious. I’m thinking some chocolate whipped cream and orange marmalade would go really well
10 | katie
September 15, 2009 at 1:30 pm
I bought it in a shop called Waitrose but I found it on Amazon too!
Nielsen-Massey Orange Blossom Water
11 | Hanaa
September 15, 2009 at 7:16 pm
You can find orange blossom water in a Middle Eastern grocery store. You might also be able to find orange blossom water in the ethnic section of your local grocery store (Middle Eastern section).
12 | Michelle
September 16, 2009 at 12:59 am
Thank you Hanna.
I just made my scones and they are in the oven right now.I used my bosch mixer for the final mixing of the dough and it came out in a perfect ball ready to roll. This dough is super easy to handle(especially after the TWD turnover dough):) and not sticky at all! THey were so easy to prepare! I just peeked into the oven and they are popping up and looking fat and wonderful! Oh man I can’t wait to eat one!
I did put twice the amound of orange zest and also put some in the glaze topping!
13 | Michelle
September 16, 2009 at 1:44 am
There out of the oven and they are delicious. Definitely add the extra orange zest!
14 | Nina
September 16, 2009 at 4:28 am
has anyone though of possibly putting oranges straight INTO the scones? I think I may try that. =]
15 | Spike
September 16, 2009 at 6:27 pm
These are so good! I made a glaze of orange juice and powdered sugar for the top- upped the orange flavor. I’ve already had two for breakfast, whoops!
16 | Hanaa
September 17, 2009 at 12:37 am
Nina, what a great idea. I would think you’d have to reduce the amount of liquid in the dough.
17 | Susan
September 17, 2009 at 1:15 am
Just took mine out of the oven. I made orange sugar by adding a few drops of orange extract to some raw sugar and I sprinkled that on top. Added the extra zest and about 1/4 tsp. orange extract to dough. Super easy to throw together and they taste wonderful.
18 | Nina
September 17, 2009 at 12:43 pm
So I did end up adding in oranges into the scones. I also added chocolate chips. But yes, it was yummy and I did reduce the amount down to 1/2 a cup suggested by Melissa in the book.
19 | Jeannette
September 17, 2009 at 9:18 pm
i am going to put chocolate chips in mine. i’m so excited. first scones i’ll have ever made
20 | karen
September 18, 2009 at 1:37 am
For those of you that are adding chocolate chips, this is in addition to the orange zest?
21 | Margot
September 18, 2009 at 10:44 am
Has anyone subbed milk or half&half for the heavy cream in the scones?
22 | Karin
September 18, 2009 at 10:42 pm
Margot- I have subbed buttermilk and whole milk for the scones before and they still turn out great.
23 | Karin
September 18, 2009 at 10:43 pm
Forgot to add you may want to reduce the baking powder slightly if using the buttermilk.
24 | Nina
September 19, 2009 at 5:10 am
Yes. I did. The orange and chocolate chips gave it a nice twist.
25 | Hanaa
September 19, 2009 at 3:50 pm
In addition to reducing the baking powder, you might also want to add a little bit of baking soda to neutralize some of the buttermilk’s acidity.
26 | Margot
September 19, 2009 at 10:44 pm
I ended up using half&half, my dough was a bit sticky, but they baked up nicely. That’s good to know about the buttermilk; it’s so nice in baked goods that I use it instead of milk sometimes, I didn’t know you were supposed to change the leveners, though.
27 | katie
September 19, 2009 at 11:40 pm
Bah, I’m going to be slightly late again! Was supposed to be baking these today but been shopping with my mum for 8 hours. Shattered!!
28 | Jessica
September 20, 2009 at 7:37 am
oh my gosh. I just realized it’s Saturday night, and I haven’t made my scones. Not only that, but I don’t have any oranges, and tomorrow is jam packed. It’ll probably end up being another double post next week, sorry! I have just been crazy busy and scatterbrained lately. I’ll definitely be checking everyone’s posts though, to get a few pointers on these!
29 | Andrea
September 20, 2009 at 10:36 pm
Baked these this morning, they were wonderful! I forgot to brush the tops with cream and sprinkle sugar so I did an easy orange glaze, worked perfectly
30 | birdingbaker
September 21, 2009 at 6:21 am
Hi, I will post tomorrow (I hope)
I have a sick dog and did not have time to bake.. You can visit my post to see her sad, sad face!
Cheers to all,
31 | birdingbaker
September 22, 2009 at 5:46 am
I managed to bake the scones this morning: a little flat but very tender with great flavor. Everyone at work loved them!
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