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Blood Orange and Raspberry Scones with Blood Orange Glaze: A Vibrant and Flavorful Breakfast

Blood Orange and Raspberry Scones with Blood Orange Glaze: A Vibrant and Flavorful Breakfast

These blood orange and raspberry scones capture the essence of bright citrus and sweet berries in a soft and tender pastry. Infused with the zest of blood oranges and studded with juicy raspberries, each scone is topped with a tangy blood orange glaze, making them not only delicious but visually stunning. These scones are perfect for anyone looking to add a touch of flavor and color to their morning routine.

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Why you'll love it: The combination of tart blood orange and sweet raspberries offers a refreshing twist on traditional scones, providing the perfect balance of fruity and sweet. The vibrant hues of blood orange make these scones a feast for the eyes, while the flaky, buttery texture ensures that every bite is as satisfying as it is delicious.

Perfect occasion: These scones are ideal for brunches, morning meetings or as a delicious treat to accompany your coffee or tea. They are particularly suitable for special occasions such as Mother's Day, Easter or as a weekend gift to enjoy with the family. Their colorful appearance also makes them a fantastic choice for celebrating spring and summer, when bright flavors are particularly popular.

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Decorating Tips: For an extra touch of elegance, sprinkle a few fresh raspberries or a few sprigs of blood orange zest over the frosting before it hardens. You can also sprinkle with a little powdered sugar or drizzle with a thin line of dark chocolate for added visual appeal and a touch of chocolate flavor.

Ingredients:

  • For the scones:
    • 1 egg
    • 95 g sour cream (⅓ cup + 1 tbsp)
    • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
    • 50 g granulated sugar (¼ cup)
    • Zest of 2 blood oranges
    • 240 g all-purpose flour (2 cups)
    • 1 tablespoon of baking powder
    • ½ teaspoon of salt
    • 113 g unsalted butter, cold, cubed (½ cup)
    • 120 g fresh or frozen raspberries (1 cup)
  • For the blood orange glaze:
    • 180 g caster sugar (1 ½ cups)
    • 1 to 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed blood orange juice
  1. Prepare the scone dough:
    • In a small bowl, whisk together the egg, sour cream and vanilla. Cool in the refrigerator.
    • Scrub the sugar and blood orange zest in a medium bowl. Add the flour, baking powder and salt. Stir in cold butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
    • Make a well in the center, add the sour cream mixture and raspberries, and mix gently to form a dough. Knead lightly on a floured surface until well combined.
    • Shape into a 6-inch circle on parchment paper, cover and freeze for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Bake the scones:
    • Preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C). Cut the dough into 8 triangles and place on a prepared baking sheet.
    • Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown. Let cool.
  3. Prepare the frosting:
    • Mix the powdered sugar with the blood orange juice until you achieve the desired consistency.
    • Drizzle over cooled scones and garnish with additional blood orange zest.

Enjoy these delicious Blood Orange Raspberry Scones, a treat that combines the freshness of citrus with the sweetness of berries, perfect to start your day or enhance your afternoon tea experience.

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