Monday, September 30, 2013

Heavenly Orange Chip Scones

4 cups all purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar
4 teaspoons baking soda
1 tablespoon grated navel Orange peel
1 cup (2sticks) unsalted butter Cut into pieces and softened
1 cup buttermilk
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon orange extract
1 tablespoon milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup of nestle tolhouse semisweet chocolate mini morsels
1 cup golden raisins
Icing ingredients
Combine 2cups powdered sugar
1 quater cup orange juice
1 tablespoon grated orange peel
1 teaspoon orange extract
In a medium bowl, mix till smooth
Preheat oven 350
Lightly grease baking sheet. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl. Add morsels, raisins and peels and mix well. Cut in butter w pastry blender or 2 knives till mixture resembles corse crumbs. Combine buttermilk 2 eggs and orange extract in a small bowl, then pour buttermilk mixture to the flour mixture just until a sticky dough is formed. DO NOT OVER MIX. Drop by one fourth cup fuls onto prepared baking sheets. Combine remaining egg mixture on top of dough.
Bake for 18-22 mins or until toothpicks inserted come out clean. Bake one baking sheet at a time. Cool on wire racks for 10 mins. Drizzle scones w icing. Serve warm. And enjoy!!!!

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