About this recipe:Get ready for a regal tea with these English scones, redolent with chocolate chips and flavoured with orange juice. Make sure your butter is well chilled to produce the flakiest texture possible.
Preheat oven to 200 degrees C. Lightly grease a baking tray.
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. With a large fork, cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the chocolate chips. Mix in the orange juice to form a dough.
Turn out the dough on a floured surface. Pat or roll into a 23cm circle about 1cm thick. Cut out 12 6cm round scones, pushing the dough scraps together for the last few, if necessary. Transfer the scones to the baking sheet.
Bake in preheated oven until golden brown, about 12 minutes. Transfer to wire racks to cool.