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Mandarin Orange Scones




  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 1 can mandarin oranges, chopped


  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 3 drops orange flavoring
  • Fresh orange juice


  1. Heat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Scones: By hand, mix flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  3. Cut in butter.
  4. Add buttermilk, orange zest and mandarin oranges.
  5. Turn dough onto well-floured board. Add flour as needed. Knead dough; make eight 1-inch round wedges. Score the eight wedges.
  6. Bake for 12 to 16 minutes.
  7. Glaze: Combine confectioners' sugar, orange zest, orange flavoring and enough fresh orange juice to make a runny glaze. Pour glaze over warm scones.

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