Orange almond scones


It's a pretty miserable bank holiday Monday- nothing too surprising in that- so a good excuse to develop some fail safe flavours and incorporate in a scone. I used my new Lakeland silicone bakeware – it is sold at as a cake pan but works well if you want lovely triangular scones.


orange almond scones

  • Servings: 8
  • Difficulty: easy
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Thinly pared zest of an orange

40g sugar

300g self raising flour

50g ground almonds

Pinch salt

½ teaspoon baking powder

75 g chilled diced butter (pop it into freezer for 15 minutes)

1 egg

Few drops of almond essence

200g buttermilk


Preheat oven to 200°C/400°F

Finely grind the sugar with rind in the TM bowl sp 10 for 20 seconds

Add flour, salt, baking powder, ground almonds and very cold diced butter and turbo pulse until fine

Add egg, buttermilk and essence and continue to turbo pulse until mixed.

Turn out onto work surface and either cut with round cutter or shape into one large scored scone.

Bake in preheated oven for 12-15 minutes

I baked in baking Aga oven for 15 minutes.


This recipe will serve 12 if use use a dainty cutter 🙂

Clotted cream and Thermomix Orange curd finish off this super easy any time favourite.

I'll leave the debate about whether to add the clotted cream under or on top of the jam to others- what side do you favour – the Devonians or the Cornish ?

Happy baking!

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One Comment Add yours

  1. lilyjoyg says:

    Will definitely have to try these to spice up my plain scones – very yummy! 😊

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