Saturday, August 2, 2014

Copycat Panera Orange Scones

These delicious scones are almost an exact replica of the Panera Orange Scones! Perfectly zesty, orangey, not too crumbly, and filling!

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Makes 8 scones
-1/3 cup sugar
-zest of 2 navel oranges
-2 cups flour
-1 teaspoon baking powder
-1/2 teaspoon salt
-1/4 teaspoon baking soda
-8 tablespoons butter, divided
1/2 cup sour cream
1 egg

1. Heat oven to 400. Combine the sugar and orange zest. Stir in the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add in butter, using your hand to combine until mixture has formed a coarse meal.

2. In another bowl, combine the sour cream and the egg. Using a fork, stir sour cream mixture into the flour mixture until large dough clumps form. Using your hand, form dough into a ball.

3. Place on a lightly floured surface and form into a circle about 7" wide. Cut into triangles. Place on a lightly greased baking sheet and bake 17 minutes.

-3 tablespoons butter, melted
-1 cup powdered sugar
-1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
-2 tablespoons fresh squeezed OJ

1. Combine all ingredients. When scones have cooled, spoon glaze evenly over each scone. Let set, then repeat to double-glaze.

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  1. You say add the salt, but it isn't in your ingredient list. How much?

  2. oh my gosh, how did I forget that?! 1/2 teaspoon!! :)

  3. I made this today after first trying Panera orange scones for the first time a week ago. It was very good, but a tiny bit dry. I cooked for 17 minutes. I did accidently leave out the baking soda, but texture/rise seemed okay. I was a little confused by the butter. You have the scone and glaze ingredients listed seperately, but for the butter in the the scone section, you say 8 tablespoons divided, then you show 3 tablespoons in the glaze. Do you only put 5 tablespoons in the scones? If so, I would just change that number to 5 and have the glaze entirely as it's own separate list of ingredients. I only used half an orange for the juice for the glaze. I may put the other half in the scone mix next time.
    -Roger Baker

    1. Hi Roger,

      No, it is not 5 tablespoons in the scones.

      For the scones, put in 8 tablespoons of butter that have been cut into tablespoon-sized portions.

      For the glaze, take an additional 3 tablespoons of butter.

      Hope that helps!

  4. Roger, the butter is added in step one. Happy baking!