Scones have a special place in my heart. They're fluffy, buttery, and can be either sweet or savoury. They're also the perfect accompaniment to a cuppa or any warm drink. Scones warm my soul.
If you'd like to make these easy orange pomegranate scones, you will need:
2 cups of flour
1/3 cup of sugar
1.5 teaspoons of baking powder
A pinch of salt
8 tablespoons of butter
3/4 cup of pomegranate seeds
Zest and juice of one orange
1/2 cup of milk
To start, preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Mix together your milk and egg thoroughly. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Grate the butter into the dry ingredients, and combine until it becomes like sand. Add the pomegranate seeds, zest and juice of one orange. Stir in the milk mixture, and combine until a dough is formed. On a floured surface, form the dough into one flat circle round, or two depending on the size of scone you prefer. I like a medium size which means I can get 16 scones out of two rounds. Cut into triangles, sprinkle a little sugar on the top, and pop in the oven for 15 minutes. The scones will be perfectly golden brown.
Serve these scones and they will become a hit! You can add in cheese, herbs, or any other fruit that meets your fancy. They're completely versatile, and also pretty budget friendly.