Orange Chocolate Soda Bread Scones
Posted on December 22 2017
Makes 6 - 8 scones
250-300 g flour
1 tsp baking soda
150 ml buttermilk
50 ml fresh orange juice
25 g butter, soften
1-2 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar, heaped
25 g chopped Orange dark chocolate from Chocolate and Love
Zest of 1 orange
Mix 250 g of flour together with the baking soda, salt, sugar, chocolate and orange zest in a bowl with a fork. In another bowl whisk together the buttermilk, orange juice and the egg.
Crumble and combine the soft butter into the flour mixture, until it has the consistency of wet sand or bread crumbs.
Make a well in the flour mixture and pour in the buttermilk mixture. With a fork combine the two until the dough just comes together don't knead it. If it is really wet, add more flour, but not too much. This dough has to be sticky and you should only just be able to handle it with your hands.
Divide the dough into 6-8 portions and place them on a lined baking tray. Bake for approx. 12 minutes at 200°C hot-air oven or approx. 15 minutes at 175°C in a normal oven.
Enjoy warm, either plain or with butter and orange jam - you decide!