Chocolate Chip Scones

    1 hour 15 mins

    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.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 225g plain flour
    • 5 tablespoons caster sugar
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled and cubed
    • 100g chocolate chips
    • 3 tablespoons orange juice, or as needed

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Extra time:45min cooling  ›  Ready in:1hr15min 

    1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees C. Lightly grease a baking tray.
    2. 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.
    3. 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.
    4. Bake in preheated oven until golden brown, about 12 minutes. Transfer to wire racks to cool.

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    This is a SUPERB recipe! I made the suggested changes of adding 8Tb OJ and 8Tb butter and orange zest from 1/2 an orange...and instead of using a biscuit cutter, I just flattened the dough to 3/4" instead of a 1/2" and cut into triangles. I ended up with 8 good sized scones so I increased the baking time by 3-4 minutes. They were awesome tasting- the zest really brings up the orange taste up a notch.  -  15 Jul 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Yummy!! Like everyone else I had to use way more orange juice (I didn't keep track of how much just kept adding until it seemed right). I also used chocolate chunks and it ended up tasting just the chocolate scones at Starbucks. Now I can save my $1.50 and just make them at home - thanks!!!  -  27 Sep 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Delish!!! (Just keep adding OJ little by little until it forms a dough.)  -  18 Jun 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)