Orange Chocolate Chip Scones

There he was – a hungry little varmint with a gleam in his eye. I needed something special and quick for breakfast before his patience ran out and his attention was diverted from that video game. There was the orange juice, there were the chocolate chips…..and before you know it, we had some delicious orange chocolate chip scones.  Not a scrap lived to see the next day.  In fact, on day two, he requested another batch, only this time “make about nineteen forty dozen!”  Which in his parlance is about the same as a hundred kazillion — and taken as high praise.

Ingredients::

  • Baking powder - 1 tsp
  • Orange zest - 1 -2 tsp
  • Unbleached flour - 1 C or more
  • Vegan butter - 1/3 C
  • Sugar - 1/3 C
  • Orange juice - 1/2 C
  • Chocolate chips - 1/2 C vegan

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350º F. Mix together the flour, baking powder and orange zest (fresh finely grated orange rind). Add a little more zest for more orange flavor. In a separate bowl, mix vegan butter (room temperature), vegan sugar, orange juice and chocolate chips. (Chop orange-chocolate bars for extra zing.) Stir  flour gently into liquid mix and form into one large ball (adding enough flour so it is not too sticky ), then flatten the ball out on a flour-dusted cutting board. (Keep about 1/3 C flour handy to add as needed.) Cut into sixths or eighths and put on a cookie sheet (silpat underneath if you have one). Bake at 350º for about 12- 15 min, until lightly browned.  Remove and enjoy! Printable Recipe