Friends, allow me a moment to get excited.
THESE ARE THE BEST FREAKING SCONES IN THE UNIVERSE.
Yes, a bold statement indeed. But 1000000000000% accurate.
These scones do that for me.
As soon as I tried these scones, I called my sister (waking her up, because I get my baking on quite early) and proclaimed GET OVER HERE AND TRY THESE. And she did, because she’s awesome like that.
These scones are fluffy, buttery, moist, tender, flaky, and light.
I think it’s safe to say that we’ve all had bad scone experiences. Often they’re dry & dense. Do you ever want either of these things in your life?!
For these scones I chopped up a mixture of dark chocolate and orange truffles. WOW. LIFE CHANGING. Large pockets of soft and melty chocolate beauty. Maybe I should just put truffles in my chocolate chip cookies from now on?! If you don’t have any truffles on hand, just use 1/2 c of chocolate chunks as a replacement.
How do you feel about the orange and chocolate combination? Pretty good? Frightening?
The combination has always reminded me of my mom because chocolate oranges are one of her favorite treats.
I recommend that you make these as soon as possible.
It’s for your well-being.
2 c all-purpose flour
1/4 c light brown sugar, packed
1/2 t salt
1 t baking powder
1/2 t baking soda
1/2 c butter, diced & cold
5 dark chocolate orange truffles, (plain dark chocolate works great, too!) chopped into smaller chunks
zest of one orange
1/2 c plain, full-fat greek yogurt
1 T fresh-squeezed orange juice
For the glaze:
1 c powdered sugar
2 T fresh-squeezed orange juice
Preheat oven to 400.
In a large bowl or stand mixer, combine the flour, brown sugar, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Whisk together until combined. Incorporate the butter with a pastry blender or whisk attachment and mix until the butter has formed little clumps evenly throughout the mixture.
Add in the egg, yogurt, orange juice, zest, and truffle pieces, and mix until just combined.
Take the dough out of the bowl and place on a flat, well-floured surface. Softly knead some of the flour into the dough if it is too sticky. Shape the dough into a thick rectangle and with a butter knife, cut into triangles.
Place the scones onto a lightly greased sheet pan (or one lined with a nonstick mat) and bake for 10 minutes.
While the scones are baking, whisk together the powdered sugar, orange juice, and salt in a small bowl.
When the scones are out of the oven, place on a wire rack to cool. Drizzle the glaze all over the scones and have a party!
Hope you adore these just as much as I do!
I’m going back for my third.