Embark on a delightful baking journey as we unravel the secrets to creating the perfect Blueberry and Orange Maple Scones. This delectable combination of sweet blueberries, zesty orange, and rich maple syrup promises to elevate your baking skills to new heights. Get ready to infuse your kitchen with irresistible aromas and treat your taste buds to a symphony of flavors with every bite.
Blueberry and Orange Maple Scones
Picture the kitchen scene as you carefully measure and mix the ingredients – the sweet scent of blueberries mingling with the citrusy zing of oranges. Watch as the dough comes together, each fold and knead bringing you closer to the flaky, golden perfection that awaits. The blueberries burst with juicy sweetness, while the orange zest adds a refreshing twist. Don’t forget the magic touch of maple syrup, imparting a rich, indulgent sweetness that ties everything together.
- 2 c. plus 2 tbsp flour
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/3 c. maple syrup
- 12 tbsp cold butter, cut into 1/4″ cubes
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 c. plus 2 tbsp heavy cream
- 2 tsp orange extract
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp finely chopped orange zest
- 1 c. blueberries
- Sugar or Maple Sugar
- 1 c. icing sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla extract (I used vanilla paste)
- juice from one orange
- Preheat oven to 400F
- In the bowl of a mixer, mix 2 cups flour, baking powder, salt and maple syrup
- Add in the butter and mix until it’s the size of peas
- In a separate bowl, mix 1 cup of the cream, eggs, orange zest, vanilla, and orange extracts, and slowly add to the mixer.
- Toss the blueberries in the remaining 2 tbsp of flour and gently fold into the batter
- On a floured surface, carefully shape the dough into a ball and cut it in half.
- Lightly dust the surface of the dough with more flour and press into a disc shape about 3/4″ thick.
- Brush each disc with the remaining 2 tbsp of cream and sprinkle with sugar
- Bake for 25 min, or until browned and slightly firm to the touch.
- Cool on wire rack
- In a bowl, mix the icing sugar, vanilla, and orange juice. Stir until no lumps are left and are combined.
- Drizzle over top the scones and allow to cool completely.
Serving The Blueberry and Orange Maple Scones:
As you pull these golden treasures from the oven, anticipate the moment when the enticing aroma fills your kitchen. Allow the scones to cool slightly before indulging in their warm, tender embrace. For the perfect serving experience, slice each scone in half and spread a dollop of clotted cream or your favorite citrus-infused butter. Pair them with a hot cup of Earl Grey tea or freshly brewed coffee to enhance the flavors further. Whether you’re treating yourself to a cozy morning indulgence or sharing these delights with friends, these Blueberry and Orange Maple Scones are best enjoyed with good company and the simple pleasure of a well-prepared treat. So, gather your ingredients, preheat the oven, and prepare to delight in the joy of creating these heavenly scones and sharing them in the most delectable way.