Orange & White Chocolate Scones


Makes 8-10 scones depending on size of cutter

2 cups cake flour
2 tsp baking powder
60g cold butter
1/2 cup sugar
100g white chocolate, chopped
1 orange, zested
2 Large eggs
120ml milk


Preheat oven to 180c.

Sift together flour and baking powder, then rub in the cold butter until mixture resembles breadcrumbs.

Stir in the sugar, orange zest and chopped chocolate.

Whisk together the eggs and milk.

Pour half the wet ingredients into the dry mixture, then fold gently with a palette knife (or butter knife), add more liquid, a little at a time, while continuing to fold gently, until the mixture comes together to form a dough.

Use your hands to gently knead and bring the dough together.

Lay dough onto a floured surface, flatten out to about 2cm thickness, then cut into rounds using a floured cutter.

Gather any remaining dough, knead together, flatten and continue to cut scones.

Place onto a lined tray, then brush the tops with any remaining egg mixture or with some extra milk. 

*Optional extra step: thinly slice the orange, the lay a slice on top of each scone.

Bake in a preheated oven for 25 – 30 minutes until golden, risen and baked through.