Sunday, September 20, 2009

Sweet Melissa Sundays: Orange Scented Scones

Dessert for breakfast - is there anything better (or more indulgent)? I have a soft spot for any baking recipe that I can justify eating for breakfast. It ensures that I use up a recipe before it starts to go bad, and more importantly, it means I get to eat sugar for a breakfast. A total win-win.

As a result, I was really looking forward to this week's Sweet Melissa Sundays recipe, Orange-Scented Scones (chosen by Robin of Lady Craddock's Bakery). As a bonus, I had never made scones before.

These scones - with their buttery orange flavour and flaky texture - were a great introduction to the genre. They were very fast and easy to pull together, and for very little effort, yielded a ton of flavour. I loved these for breakfast with homemade strawberry-raspberry jam.

I recently found myself a part-time job for the school year, and I think these will come in handy now that I'll be working mornings four days a week. They're a perfect grab-and-go breakfast. A big thank you goes to Robin for giving me the incentive to make a baked good I've never tried before. I think this is a recipe I'll be experimenting with in the future. Please visit Robin's blog for the recipe.


Nina September 20, 2009 at 4:22:00 AM EDT  

WHOO another university student in the bunch. I agree. School is a major hassle and I love it when I can have a grab-and-go type breakfast especially because I normally don't even eat breakfast.

Flourchild September 20, 2009 at 9:04:00 AM EDT  

I agree with you these make a great treat for breakfast. I got to enjoy them for 2 of them anyways! They didn't last long in my house. I lov to eat scones with jam too. I put Apricot on mine and it was so good it melted in my mouth! I think Im going to go make these today!
I hope your job goes well!

Sarah September 20, 2009 at 10:12:00 AM EDT  

Great looking scones! The pic with the jam is especially tasty looking. I really loved these, and will definitely be making them again. A perfect breakfast treat!

matty September 20, 2009 at 3:45:00 PM EDT  

Not bad with maple syrup either!

lakegirl16 September 20, 2009 at 7:14:00 PM EDT  

I wish I'd made these earlier so we could have enjoyed them for breakfast!! I love scones for breakfast!!


Anonymous September 20, 2009 at 7:48:00 PM EDT  

Your scones look great! Scones make a great breakfast.

k.a.r.e.n September 20, 2009 at 8:47:00 PM EDT  

They're perfect with the jam!

margot September 21, 2009 at 1:05:00 AM EDT  

Your scones look lovely. I love any excuse to have treats for breakfast too! Good luck with both school and work, hopefully you'll have time to bake.

The Bahens September 21, 2009 at 2:33:00 AM EDT  

Great job on your scones. I love your pictures!

Joy September 21, 2009 at 5:43:00 AM EDT  

Hi Kaitlin!

How are you? Did you have a nice weekend? FANTASTIC job on your scones- they look absolutely scrumptious, especially shmeared with homemade strawberry-raspberry jam. Any chance you could share that recipe with me?- ever since we made the strawberry ruby-grapefruit preserves from SMS earlier in the summer I've been on a jam making kick... making the cinnamon peach version in Sweet Melissa, and some classic fresh apricot jam from a different cookbook. I'd love to try another (especially while the berries are still vibrant and sweet), so I'd really appreciate your recipe if it's not too much trouble!

Glad you had a positive first experience with scone baking :) Hope you're doing well, and I look forward to hearing from you soon!


Katiecakes September 21, 2009 at 2:13:00 PM EDT  

Yum, I have some leftover i'm going to attack for my breakfast tomorrow!

Your look yummy!

Katie xox

Eliana September 21, 2009 at 2:38:00 PM EDT  

Your scones look perfect Kait. And you're rightm they were a great introduction to making them.

Fit Chick September 21, 2009 at 9:08:00 PM EDT  

Scones are the perfect breakfast dessert and yours look delicious. Thanks for baking along with me this week and I am so glad you enjoyed the recipe.

Danielle September 22, 2009 at 1:47:00 PM EDT  

Mmm those look lovely! I want one now with some tea!

Kaitlin September 24, 2009 at 9:03:00 PM EDT  

Joy, thank you so much! Unfortunately I have a bit of bad news for you. The jam was homemade by my uncle, and he sells it at his farm, so I'm not sure if he'll give out the recipe. If I ever get my hands on it, I'll pass it on to you!

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