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Orange Poppy Seed Scone Recipe

The orange poppy seed scone recipe has a zesty citrus taste. Fantastic for an anytime of the day snack!


2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/4 cup poppy seeds

1 teaspoon cream of tartar

3/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, chilled

1/4 cup orange juice

1 large egg

1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel

Egg Wash:

1 egg

1/2 teaspoon water



Large bowl

2 x small bowls

Pastry blender (optional)
Pastry brush

Cookie sheet

Step 1: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Step 2: Lightly grease a 10-inch diameter circle in center of cookie sheet; set aside.

Step 3: In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, poppy seeds, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt.

Step 4: With a pastry blender or knife cut in chilled butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

Step 5: In a small bowl, stir together the orange juice, egg, and grated orange peel.

Step 6: Pour juice mixture into flour mixture and stir to combine.

Step 7: With lightly floured hands, pat dough into an 9-inch diameter circle in center of prepared cookie sheet.

Step 8: In a small bowl, stir together egg and 1/2 teaspoon water. Lightly brush egg mixture over the top of scones.

Step 9: With a serrated knife cut circle into 8 wedges.

Step 10: Bake 20-25 minutes or until set and lightly browned. Do not overbake. Re-cut wedges with knife. Let scones stand for 3 minutes before transferring to cooling surface.

Makes 8 scones.

For more information on baking procedures and hardware used in this recipe see our Baking Tips section.

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