September 20, 2009

::SMS:: Orange Scented Scones

I never ATE a scone, let alone bake one. Shocking, right? Scones werent something i've ever wanted to eat. Don't ask me why... i'll grab a bagel or a muffin before i grab a scone. What is a scone? According to wikipedia, "The scone is a small British quickbread (or cake if recipe includes sugar) of possible Scottish origin." And here I thought it was a cookie! Anyway, this week's recipe was chosen by Robin of Lady Craddock's Bakery and the recipe can be found here.

The batter came together very quickly. I added the zest of a large orange then I was going to add chocolate chips but i totally forgot all about them. I sprinkled some raw sugar on them before baking.


These were very easy to make but tasted just OK to me.... nothing really spectacular. I wish i hadn't forgetten the chocolate chips.

19 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

I've only baked (and eaten) one batch of scones in my lifetime thus far - I agree, nothing super special.

Definitely try them again though with the chocolate! :)

Mrs. G said...

This was my first time baking scones and it's been on my list if things to do. They were okay to me as well.

Flourchild said...

You have never ate a scone..wow! I kinda wish I hadn't..I love scones and have to work out extra hard to burn them off!

This recipe was amazing and what a great one for your first scone experience! Your scones look divine!

Nina said...

Your scones look so pretty. If you plan on making them again, definitely try the chocolate. It's super yummy.

Sarah said...

Too bad these didn't wow you... I love scones, and I thought these were really yummy.

Kirshcherry said...

I think scones are always best split in two with lovely red jam and clotted or whipped cream on top. My favourite recipe is for lemonade scones - http://www.sugar.co.nz/ViewRecipe.aspx?id=558

lakegirl16 said...

I wish I had done chocolate chips, too. Chocolate and orange go so well together!

Susan said...

Sorry you weren't crazy about these. I thought they were divine. I think adding chocolate would have been great. Thought about it myself. :)

Kaitlin said...

I had never made scones before either (and I think eaten them only rarely). I'm sorry this recipe didn't make you a convert! It does look very nice, though.

Eliana said...

Your scones look great. Mine tasted just OK too after my first attempt. I made a few changes and that took them over the top.

The Bahens said...

I'm so sad to hear they were just OK! I added extra glaze to mine and they were awesome.

Rosy said...

They look great! Having grown up with scones, I think some people's disappointment in them is due to eating scones plain - as one of my friends said (whilst eating my inedible version!) they're just a vehicle for butter, cream and jam anyway!! So I can totally understand why an unadorned scone could be less than inspiring x

Katiecakes said...

Scones are amazing! They make me proud to be British ;)

I added chocolate chips to mine and they really made the recipe pop!

Katie xox

pink said...

I sort of agree with you, Karen. Scones never appealed to me.

Fit Chick said...

Thanks for baking along with me this week even if you weren't fond of them. Your scomes do look good and maybe with chocolate chips they would be to your liking.

margot said...

Sorry they didn't work out so well for you, they look perfect. I added a little extra sugar do my batter, I recommend it if you try these again.

Hanaâ said...

Your scones look great! Too bad they weren't a favorite of yours. It was my first time making scones too. I liked them a lot.

Spike said...

never had a scone? shocking! sounds like you'll be sticking with bagels though.

Tracey said...

I'd never had a scone either until I got really into baking a few years ago. They're still not my go-to breakfast choice but I've found a few that I really enjoy. Yours look fantastic! I tried to add frozen blueberries and wound up with blue scones :)

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