July 02, 2012

Bake Along # 27 ~ Orange and Dark Chocolate Buttermilk Scones

When i know that Bake Along #27 is baking Scones I am worried and excited. Why worried?  I have never tasted a scone before..but I know what is a scone though..
I don't know why..just never had a chance to try it ... I am wondering how does it taste like...:D 
Why excited? I am going to bake some scones.
I found a few scone recipes from google search. Finally, i choose this one...
'Orange and Dark Chocolate Buttermilk Scone' from Joy the Baker.

'Orange and Dark Chocolate Buttermilk Scone' 

This is one of Joy's favorite way to count to five ...^^ 

1~ get ready the dry and the wet ingredients

2~ pour the wet into the dry, mix into a dough and cut into 4 or 6 pieces.

3~ Arrange into a lined baking tray and send to the oven.

4~ Its all done.

5~ serve warm with some jam and butter...this scone is very delicious too eating on its own ~
This is the story of my scones from 1 to 5..^^

~this is my homemade Roselle jam~

~I can tell you now how does a scone taste to me..it is so delicious. I like the  crunchy outside and the melt in the mouth texture inside. When it melts the taste and the scent of the chocolate chip and the orange zest is so awesome.

Orange and Dark Chocolate Buttermilk Scones
Recipe is from Joy the Baker with a slight changes.
makes four large or six small scones (i make mine into 6 small scones)


1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 tbsp granulated sugar
2 tsp orange zest
2 1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
6 tbsp(85.05gms) cold unsalted butter 
1 large egg yolk
1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp cold buttermilk
(i substitue my with this Lemon and Milk)
1/2 cups dark chocolate chips
(i use semi sweet chocolate chips)

To do:
1) Preheated oven at 425F  or 218C. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and set aside. 

2) In a mxing bowl, sift together flour, sugar, orange zest, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Cut in the butter until mixture resembles coarse meal. I use my fingers to rub the butter and the dry ingredients together.

3) In another bowl, combine egg yolk and buttermilk and beat lightly with a fork. Add to flour mixture all at once, stirring enough to make a soft dough. Fold in the chocolate chips.

4) Turn out onto a floured board and knead for 15 times. Roll  or pat out into a 1-inch thickness. Cut into 4 large or 6 small square. Place on prepared baking tray and bake for 12-15 minutes. These are best to serve immediately with butter and jam.

Please do hop over to check out my fellow bloggers' lovely scones via the link below..Thanks to the hosts
Bake for Happy Kids ~Zoe, Kitchen Flavors ~Joyce and Frozen Wings ~ Lena


  1. Your scones looks wonderful! Orange and chocolate always are perfect together! And you made it, the link is about to close! So glad that you are able to join us! :)
    Have a lovely week!

    1. Hi Joyce,
      Thanks for compliments.
      Hehe, I am always the last one to post, hope the next event I will be a bit earlier..^^

  2. So tempting, makes me feel like having a piece of it right now, hehe...

    1. Hi Sharon,
      Come, have a piece or two.
      I love the chocolate and orange together, they compliment each other really well though.

  3. Delicious scones, with the version of orange and dark chocolate chips~

    It was love at first sight for this flavor of scone :)
    The tangy zesty orange, yum~~ I can't forget my first bite, haha!

    1. Hi Yvonne,
      I agree with you. It's really love at first sight for these scones.
      Thanks for compliments and thanks again for dropping by.

  4. Can you teach me how to make roselike jam?

    1. Hi Edith,
      Sure, no problem, happy to share.
      It's simple and the result is good. Please drop by the link here to find out..

  5. This food looks so good that makes me hungry!!

  6. Hi Doreen, your scones look delicious and your plate is so cute! My kids would love that plate.

  7. Look nice o my dear... where is my share?

  8. Yum yum~spread with butter or jam...reserve some for me.

  9. The only time I had scones was when I had high tea& recently I went with my gf& had some beautiful lemon scones,plain type which you need to sandwich with either jam or cream when eating! Your version of scones can be eaten by themselves,right since they were made with orange& chocolate flavour, yum yum !

  10. like your 1-5 story...this will tell everyone how easy making scones. The sound of chocolate and orange is wonderful and very glad to hear that you've made your fist scones and linking back to our event, thank you!

  11. Hi love2dine,
    Thanks for compliments.

  12. Hi, Emily, thanks for compliments.
    Have a nice day.

    Hi,蓝色小厨 and Yiisan,
    No problem, will send some to you and Yiisan the nxt time I bake. This scones do taste so good with the roselle jam.

  13. Hi Jess,
    This is my first time making and tasting scones.
    I am so glad that I made these, they tasted great.
    Have a nice day..^^

  14. Hi Mich,
    Thanks for compliments. I am like you, hehe like to look for cute and pretty bowls, plates and spoon for our kids.
    I found that this will increase their interest in the food and make a good presentation. Hope that we will have a chance to exchange them(our cute plates and bowls) someday.. : )

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  16. Hi Lena,
    Thanks for compliments. I learn the 1-5 from Joy the Baker. I also found that her 1-5 story encourage me to try to bake my first scones. So happy to join the event, is a new approach to me. Love it..^^

    July 08, 2012 8:15 PM

  17. Hi Mui Mui, scones, plain or with raisins as well tea biscuits are my all time favourites.
    And your scones looks delightfully delicious.
    I love the colour and texture.
    You are good, outstanding!

    Looking at your beautiful scones, I can practically get the lovely scent from where I am.
    And there is nothing more appealing on this planet than that of a beautiful mother, wife in the act of cooking or baking for her loved ones.

    Mui Mui, I am giving you here one of the world's most famous scones, eaten and acclaimed by Presidents, Prime Ministers, Royalty and Hollywood celebrities....writers Rudyard Kipling, Ernest Hemingway to name a few....they who have stayed at the Raffles Hotel Singapore.

    Singapore Raffles hotel Tropical Scones. 65 g : Sugar
    65 g : Butter
    1 - : Eggs
    450 g : Flour
    30 g : Baking powder

    250 ml : Milk
    65 g : Raisins
    1 - : Eggs
    salt, pepper to taste

    Pre heat the oven to 200c.
    Combine the butter and sugar in a cake mixer.
    Mix until fluffy and creamy, then add the egg.
    Add the flour and baking powder and mix until a crumble forms.

    Pour in the milk and mix to a smooth texture.
    Do not overwork as the mixture will toughen.
    Add the raisins. Lightly flour a smooth surface and roll out the dough to about 3cm thick.
    Use the cookie cutter to cut out individual pieces. Glaze with the egg mixture.

    Place the scones on a baking sheet and bake in the oven for 10 minutes or until golden brown.
    Remove from the oven, allow to cool and serve, ideally, with kaya, jam, clotted cream, farm-fresh butter and a hot pot of tea.

    Have fun.....and send me a telegram when you do try it.
    You stay beautiful, and keep a song in your heart.
    Best regards,

  18. Hi Uncle Lee,
    Thanks for dropping by and thanks for compliments.
    Thanks again for the World most famous scones recipe. I will definitely try it.
    Hahaha...how many thanks have I mention.
    Have a nice week ahead and regards to u n Mrs Lee..^^

  19. Hi Mui Mui, love your scones combination and it look really delicious. Your jam look good too.

    Have a nice week ahead, regards.

  20. I’m seriously drooling over here!

  21. Hi Amelia,
    Thanks for compliments
    You too have a lovely week ahead.

  22. Hi love2dine,
    Come..Have a piece or two..^^
    Have a nice week ahead..Regards.

  23. Hi Mui Mui, just dropped by say hello.
    How you doin'?
    Have a nice day.

  24. Hi uncle lee,
    Am fine and thanks for dropping by.
    Same too you have a nice day.

  25. 看起来你蛋糕好像好好吃。

  26. Ah Loy,


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