Citrus Scones with Orange Lime Glaze
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Ingredients
  • For the scones:
  • 2 cups flour
  • ¼ cup sugar plus 2 Tbsp {divided}
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • zest of 1 orange
  • zest of 1 lime
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • ¼ cup buttermilk
  • ¼ cup fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 6 Tbsp cold butter, small dice
  • 1-2 Tbsp melted butter
  • For the glaze:
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp orange juice
  • zest of 1 lime
  • 4 Tbsp powdered sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Add the flour, ¼ cup of sugar, baking powder and salt to a food processor fit with the dough blade.
  3. Add in the cold butter and continue to mix until the butter becomes incorporated and the pieces are about the size of peas.
  4. Add in the zest of the lime, lemon and orange and pulse just a couple times to incorporate it evenly.
  5. Add the dry mixture to a bowl.
  6. In a measuring cup mix together the buttermilk, orange juice and egg. Pour into the dry ingredients and stir with a spoon until the dry ingredients are mostly incorporated.You do not want to overwork the dough.
  7. Pour the dough out onto a very lightly floured surface {too much flour will leave you with a heavy dense scone}. Gently press together to form into a round about 1 inche high.
  8. Cut into 8 even triangles. Place onto a lined baking sheet and brush with the melted butter and sprinkle with the 2 Tbsp sugar.
  9. Bake for approx 22-24 minutes or until lightly golden.
  10. While baking, make the glaze by simply stirring together the orange and lime juice, the powdered sugar and lime zest.
  11. Once you remove the scones from the oven, brush all the glaze onto the scones. The hot scones will absorb some of the glaze.
Recipe by LeMoine Family Kitchen at https://www.lemoinefamilykitchen.com/2015/04/citrus-scones-with-orange-lime-glaze/