Thursday, August 30, 2012

Orange Chocolate Chip Scones

Maybe it's just the cool weather in the mornings and the rapid approach of fall, but I have been craving warm baked breads for breakfast. These are orange chocolate chip scones. I'm not sharing my exact recipe, because I sell them in the bakeshop, I can give you a few pointers on making your own scones. I really like the recipes from Art of Dessert and Savvy Brown. I definitely suggest using canned coconut milk when making your scones. This is one time when you really want the higher fat content. I also think it's a great idea to grate your Earth Balance and then let it sit in the freezer for a few minutes before you cut it into the flour. This will help keep you from overmixing the dough. You don't want to eat tough, rubbery scones!
I can't wait to start rolling out more fall flavors in the bakeshop. Pumpkin, cranberry, apple! I feel like I always get really excited by the changing of the seasons. I love phasing in new fruits and vegetables every few months. It's always a nice change. Do you have any favorite fall baked goods or flavors?


  1. chocolate and orange might be my favorite sweets flavor combo. and would you believe it— i've never had a scone before! ha.

    also, you are going to kill me, but i get REALLY spiteful towards pumpkin this time of year. don't get me wrong— i actually LOVE it. but i feel like people just throw cinnamon into everything and call it pumpkin. not okay.

  2. Those are some awesome scone making tips - thanks for sharing!

  3. Oh yes, the fall treats make saying goodbye to summer at least a bit more bearable! I'm all about the spices; chai, pumpkin pie, 5-spice... Anything bright and warming.