Blood Orange Scones

These blood orange scones are a new way to infuse citrus into your breakfast in a non-traditional way!

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I have said it before and I will say it again, right now is truly the best time of year to be eating all things citrus! Now, if your like me and you go to the store and just buy bags and bags of oranges, lemons and limes you end up truly only eating citrus flavoured food for weeks on end, but I think that’s totally ok.

The really great thing about these scones is that the blood oranges really come through not only in the flavour but also in the colour, I truly love when foods end up looking just a pretty as they taste and all of that comes from nature and not artificial colouring.

I also think that scones are one of those breakfast items that are kind of a treat. The ingredients are really not all that different than if you were going to make a muffin, but with a few small changes and a little bit extra work you end up with something that feels not only extra special. but also rustic and comforting.

Now if you can’t find blood oranges where you live or it’s not the right time of year for them don’t fret, you can use any type of ripe, juicy oranges and I’m sure they will be just as amazing. So go ahead and treat your family and yourself this week to these beauties!

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prep time 30 minutes

cook time 18 hour

total time 48 minutes

servings 6

Ingredients

2 cups flour

1/3 cup sugar

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 cup cold butter

zest of 2 blood oranges

juice of 1 blood orange

1 egg

1/2 cup yogurt

1 tsp vanilla

Instructions

Preheat oven to 400 and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt and stir until combined. Grate your cold butter into your flour mixture and toss to combine.

In a small bowl combine zest of 2 lemons and juice of 1 lemon, egg, yogurt and vanilla. Whisk until well combined and smooth. Stir liquid into your flour mixture until just combined. Turn your dough onto your prepared baking sheet and form into a circle approx. 1.5 inches thick. Cut your dough into 6 wedges and pull scones apart so that they do not combine while cooking. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until lightly browned.

Cream Cheese Glaze

3 tbsp cream cheese softened

1 1/2 cup icing sugar

juice of 1 blood orange

In a small bowl combine cream cheese and juice of 1 blood orange. Stir until well combined. Add in icing sugar 1/4 cup at a time until your glaze is the right consistency. Allow scones to cool before pouring over the scones.

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