Sconessss! There are so many possibilities when it comes to scones.. SO MANY! Today I'm running you through a sweet orange scone with a citrus glaze!
Ahhhh, yes- there's nothing like a good scone paired with a coffee in the morning.. Winning combo.. next to donuts, I suppose! Though I don't mind the occasional donut, they aren't actually my favourite! I know, I'm insane.. BUT these scones are super delicious and I'm sure you are going to love them just as much as I do!
I love citrus in baking, especially scones. I've included orange zest in the the scone itself as well as the icing. Nice and sweet - with a little bit of tang! Surprisingly enough, I only tried a scone for the first time four or five years ago. Apparently, I was soooo missing out. I didn't even know what they were! Ahaha. Look at me now.. obsessed.. That's why I'm sharing this recipe with you (along with many more in the future I'm sure) so let's get to it!
Vegan Glazed Orange Scones
Yields: 8 Scones
Zest of one large orange (set aside one tbsp of zest for glaze)
2 cups flour
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup almond or nut milk
1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup earth balance/vegan butter
1 tbsp Tofutti or sub coconut cream
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tbsp orange zest
4 tbsp orange juice
2 tsp veggie shortening
1 1/3 cup icing sugar
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. Start by zesting your orange.. Set zest aside in a small bowl.
3. Next, add your wet ingredients to a medium sized mixing bowl; almond milk, orange juice, coconut oil, vegan butter, Tofutti. Combine with hand mixer. If you don't have a hand mixer, use a whisk!
4. Once that is combined, add your dry ingredients except for the flour and orange zest; sugar, salt, baking powder, baking soda. Combine with mixer or whisk. Add your orange zest gently. Add the flour in increments and repeatedly mix with your hands until it has all been added and the mixture begins forming into dough.
5. Once your dough is ready to go, form it into a ball and place it back into the bowl! Sprinkle a clean surface with flour and knead your dough, form dough into a circle and press until about an 3/4 inch thick.
6. Next, slice your dough into 8 triangles with a good bread knife. You can do so by cutting an X, then cutting through the middle of the X once horizontally and once vertically.
7. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and place your scones evenly throughout. Stick them in the oven and bake for about 20 minutes. Check on the scones in 15 to make sure they're doing alright! You will know they're ready once they have risen and have began to brown slightly on the edges.
8. After they have cooked, set them on a cooling rack. While they are cooling, prepare your icing!
9. Whisk all icing ingredients in a small bowl except for the orange zest; icing sugar, orange juice, veggie shortening, vanilla. Whisk until creamy. When the icing has reached desired consistency, stir in your orange zest! Glaze scones once they have cooled some but are still warm enough to melt the glaze slightly.
10. Finally, prepare some coffee and serve- or sit down and stuff your face!