Chocolate and Orange Scones
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: English
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Serves: 8-9 scones
A dessert that combines two of my favourite flavours: chocolate, and orange.
  • 230 g flour
  • 11 g baking soda
  • 60g butter
  • 1 teaspoon caster sugar
  • 145 mL of milk
  • 1 tablespoon Orange Blossom water
  • 120g chocolate, chopped into coarse bits
  • Zest of half an orange, chopped into tiny bits
  • Pinch of salt
  1. Preheat the oven at 200°C. Leave the butter out to soften a bit.
  2. Sift the flour, the sugar and the baking soda in a bowl, and gently rub in the butter until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Add the milk little by little, until you have a spongy dough.
  3. Work in the orange blossom water, the orange zest and the chocolate chips until the dough is smooth and uniform.
  4. Grease a baking sheet. Divide the dough into 8-9 parts and shape it like cylinders (roughly 5cm across, 1cm thick). Or, if it's too much trouble, just put dollops of the dough onto the baking sheet :-)
  5. Bake for about 15-20 minutes, until the scones are risen and light golden in colour.
Recipe by Aliette de Bodard at