A Scone, according to Wikipedia, is a small British quick bread, which uses baking powder as a leavening agent.  That is all I knew about scones until I baked them at home recently.  After I baked, tasted and relished, I felt it was a cross between a cake, muffin and a cookie, if you will. 

I received this book 'Vegan With a Vengeance' by Isa Chandra Moskowitz as a gift in an MLLA giveaway. To be frank, I am not into cooking from cookbooks (ya, don't give me looks :) ). So this book was sitting in one corner of my bookshelf gathering dust, so to say. This theme of the current Blogging Marathon, helped me shed off my resistance to cook from cookbooks and pushed me into picking up recipes from books. Having gotten used to browsing the recipes online, reading and searching through the books sure is time consuming, what say you? 

Anyway after I went through the contents of this book, these scones caught my attention and I had an instinct telling me that these would be great as a tea time snack! To be honest, I hardly had time to make tea to enjoy these scones, these just disappeared off the parchment paper just like that..poof...

I like the fact that these scones used very little fat, a little less sugar and were a treat for sure! So for Day 3 of this marathon here are the easy to bake scones ..

Glazed Orange Scones

Note that the original recipe was a vegan one and this is not. So feel free to make it vegan if preferred.
Ingredients - 

Whole Wheat Flour 1 cup
All Purpose Flour / Maida 1/2 cup
Baking Powder 1 Tbsp
Sugar 2 Tbsp
Salt a pinch
Milk 2/3 cup
Apple Cider Vinegar 1 1/2 tsp
Vegetable Oil  2 Tbsp
Grated Orange Zest 1 1/2 Tbsp (I added only 1 tsp) [Peel the orange exterior only]
Glaze 3 Tbsp

* For Orange Glaze - 
Powdered Sugar 1/2 cup
Butter softened 1 Tbsp
Orange Juice, freshly squeezed 1 Tbsp
Orange Zest 1/2 tsp
Sift the powdered sugar into a mixing bowl and mix the remaining ingredients to get a smooth glaze.

Notes for future - Please add orange zest as per original recipe to get the extra zesty flavor!

Glazed Orange Scones

Method Of Preparation - 

Preheat the oven at 400 F. Line the baking tray with a parchment paper. Optionally grease the baking tray.

Combine the milk and apple cider vinegar and set aside.

Sift the flours , baking powder, salt and add in the sugar.

Add the milk mixture, oil and the orange zest into the dry ingredients and mix to get a clumpy but not sticky dough. 

Knead the dough lightly to make a 6 inch disc of about 1/2 inch thickness.

Cut the disk into 8 slices (pizza style slices).

Place each slice on the prepared cookie tray and bake for about 15 minutes or until the bottom is slightly browned and is firm on the top. 

Transfer onto a cooling rack.

When cool (slightly warm is okay if you can't wait!), transfer them onto a parchment paper and apply the glaze generously over the scones. 

Let the tops set before eating or be prepared for a sticky feast!! 

Glazed Orange Scones

Ours disappeared within minutes (I took the pictures while the scones were warm :) )

Check here to know what my fellow marathoners are upto!

Sending these scones to Pari's 'Only Baked' hosted by me.

Preparation Time - 10 min + Baking Time 15 min
Makes 8 scones


  1. Suma Gandlur Says:
  2. I am the opposite kind. I love to browse thru cookbooks leisurely than browsing recipes online. I make sure that I borrow some cookbooks as well each time I go to the library. LOL
    I used to bake a lot a decade ago and completely stopped it when I realised where all the calories are going. :) During that time, I baked scones once. Your version looks yummy and may be I can give a try for my kids.

  3. Unknown Says:
  4. wow ...awesome dear...looks delicious

  5. Shanavi Says:
  6. Wow..scones are so tempting and a great job

  7. divya Says:
  8. yummy........

  9. Pavani Says:
  10. I'm a big time cookbook reader.. Actually more of a recipe reader, less of a recipe maker :-)
    Scones look yummy and with no butter or eggs, they look healthy and yummy.

  11. Scones look so inviting and delicious. Excellent preparation.


  12. Vardhini Says:
  13. Looking good. These days I don't seem to have time to browse through cookbooks :)

    Event: Fast food not Fat food

  14. Aarthi Says:
  15. yummy one

  16. Looks so inviting...

  17. Kalyani Says:
  18. eggless scones are a treat Harini !! I too collect cookbooks, but google has made me lazy, even so with an android.. :( Perhaps the next week of BM will let me browse them.. :D

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  19. Perfect for tea, I made them once in london, with the help of my friend, but never re-created it back here. I have to do it soon sometime.

  20. Jayashree Says:
  21. Scones have been on my "to-bake" list for far too long. These look wonderful.

  22. Malar Gandhi Says:
  23. They look great, perfect.

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  24. Yummy.. bookmarked it dear..
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  25. Srivalli Says:
  26. Well even most times I never cook from cookbooks, I rather enjoy browsing through them, enjoying the pictures. But yes after doing this month's BM, I have got interested..:)..scones looks good

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