orange & poppy scones

These were SO good. Probably some of the best homemade scones I've had. The citrus flavor was perfect with all the sweetness from the sugar. I won't tell you how long they lasted at our house... because that would be embarrassing. And I can't even blame Spencer yet. 

Orange & Poppy Scones
from Martha Stewart

2 1/2 cups flour
1/4 cup sugar, plus more for sprinkling
1 T. baking powder
1/2 t. coarse salt 
1 stick cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
1/2 cup plus 2 T. buttermilk 
zest & juice of 1 orange 
1 egg yolk 
1 1/2 t. poppy seeds 

Heat oven to 400 degrees. In a large bowl, whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. With a pastry blender or your fingers, work the butter into the flour mixture. Add 1/2 cup buttermilk, orange zest, orange juice, egg yolk and poppy seeds with a fork until just combined. 

Turn out dough and knead several times (add flour to your workspace if necessary). Form dough into a thick square. Cut the dough into 9 squares, then cut each square into triangles. Transfer the triangles onto a parchment lined cookie sheet. Brush the top with 2 T. buttermilk, then sprinkle some sugar on. Bake for 16-18 minutes, until pale golden. 

Serve with butter when warm. Mmmm.  


Heather J said...

yum! going to try these asap.

Your photo style is wonderful Jackie!

Heather J said...

I meant photo styling but your photo style is great too. ;)