Chocolate and Orange Scones

Yield: 14 scones

Chocolate and Orange Scones

Chocolate and Orange Scones by

You'll love these Chocolate and Orange Scones as a teatime treat, or as a snack. Studded with chocolate chips throughout, and the added orange juice and zest; these chocolate orange scones will become your new favourite afternoon treat.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes


For the Scones

  • 700g (1lb 9oz) self-raising flour
  • 150g (5½oz) butter
  • 150g (5½oz) caster sugar
  • 2 large oranges, finely grated zest of both and juice of one orange
  • 150g (5½oz) chocolate chips
  • 200ml (7fl oz) whole milk, plus extra for brushing

To Serve

  • Whipped or clotted cream, optional
  • Jam, optional
  • Nutella, optional
  • Biscoff, optional


  1. Preheat the oven to 210°C/400°F/Gas 6, and line 2 baking trays with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Set aside.
  2. Add the flour and butter into the bowl of the food processor and blitz until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Turn out the breadcrumb mixture into a large bowl and stir in the sugar, chocolate chips, and orange zest.
  3. Mix the milk and orange juice together and add ¾ of the milk/juice mix to the dry ingredients and mix to form a dough, adding more of the milk/orange juice mix as needed. I like to mix using the handle of a wooden spoon to prevent sticky hands. Try not to overwork the dough.
  4. Roll the dough out to around 1-inch/2cm thickness and cut out scones with a 2-2¼-inch/5-6cm round or scalloped cutter.
  5. Carefully transfer the scones on to the prepared baking trays, brush the tops with milk and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until risen and golden brown.
  6. Once baked, allow to cool on a wire rack.
  7. To serve, cut open and add whipped cream and jam. Or whatever filling takes your fancy.

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10 Comments on “Chocolate and Orange Scones”

  1. Olga Núñez Miret January 21, 2015 @8:01 am Reply

    So sorry to hear about your Nana's passing. A fitting homage to her. Thanks so much for sharing and I hope the rest of the year brings happier tidings

    1. Lisa | Sweet 2 Eat Baking January 25, 2015 @7:22 pm Reply

      Aww, bless you. I hope the rest of the year brings good things after this start, too.

      Thanks for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment, Olga. :)

  2. Choc Chip Uru January 21, 2015 @7:31 pm Reply

    Gosh I am always in awe of your photography, these scones look absolutely stunning :D
    Delicious for breakfast!

    Choc Chip Uru

  3. Jess @ Sweet Menu January 22, 2015 @1:13 am Reply

    Oh i love scones! These looks wonderful Lisa!

  4. Emma | Fork & Good January 22, 2015 @1:14 pm Reply

    R.I.P to your Nanna, what a great post to dedicate to her :) Mine made me love baking too, i love a good scone. Wouldn't have thought to put chocolate and fruit in the same recipe (which is odd, because HELLO, great flavour combination!)

    1. Lisa | Sweet 2 Eat Baking January 25, 2015 @7:24 pm Reply

      I know, right? Such a fab combo that's often underused, but brings a whole new freshness to delicious scones. With a proper brew too! ;)

      Thanks for the condolences too. I think I might've put people off commenting with a sad post. Here's to hoping the rest of the year brings happiness. Thanks Emma.

  5. Caroline @ Shrinking Single January 27, 2015 @4:17 am Reply

    Very sorry to hear about your Nana. But it sounds like it was a beautiful funeral that celebrated her life. And I love how food provokes memories of wonderful people.

    The scones look gorgeous. Chocolate and Orange are two of my favourite flavours.


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