I didn't much like the idea of orange chunks in the scones, but I liked the idea of orange flavor. So I juiced an orange, grated the entire peel into zest, and mixed the zest in with the dry ingredients, and the juice went in at the end with the wet ingredients. I also whipped a quarter cup of nonfat plain yogurt into the egg mixture, and it gave the scones a nice light texture. The dough was really sticky, but they baked up nicely.
I also used 1 cup whole wheat and 1 cup white whole wheat flour. I used margarine instead of butter, and Splenda instead of sugar, and neither change affected the outcome of the recipe. I skipped the orange butter, and instead spread clotted cream and honey on a scone while it was warm, and it was fantastic! It was good luck that I came across clotted cream too. They don't carry that in many stores, and because it goes bad so fast I'll just have to eat a lot of these scones to use it up! PS - These are so wonderful that they're worthy of being my mother's day gift to my dear mama. She's going to love them!
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I didn't much like the idea of orange chunks in the scones, but I liked the idea of orange...