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Orange Buttermilk English Scones

Orange Buttermilk English Scones served on a silver plate

I want to talk briefly about friendship since I am dedicating this post (Orange Buttermilk English Scones) to my friend Temather. I will not talk about her much or in detail, she might not like it, but I will mention what is so special about her.

Orange Buttermilk English Scones

Orange Buttermilk English Scones.

Temather and I met at school, she’s my classmate and she happened to be a good student while I thought there are better things to do than that! Her English is perfect (She’s half British) and I’m still working on mine (Arabic is my mother tongue.) I haven’t met someone as patient as her, on the other hand, I can go off like a time bomb in a jiffy. I guess you can tell that we don’t have much in common.

Orange Buttermilk English Scones with icing sugar

Yet she is the best friend I ever had. We can stop communicating for months, and then I pick up the phone, call her, and we will pick up from where we left off.

Orange Buttermilk English Scones on a silver tray

Today, these light, moist, and full of flavor Orange Buttermilk English Scones, is a virtual gift from me to her, for being my friend, for coping with my crazy moments, and for accepting me, the way I am.

Love you Temather.

Orange Buttermilk English Scones with strawberries on the side

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Orange Buttermilk English Scones

Orange Buttermilk English Scones, a recipe that is simple and flavorful. These scones are light and moist from the inside, with slight crunch from the outside, and are best served with cream and jam.
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: British
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 14 minutes
Total Time: 24 minutes
Servings: 3 large scones
Author: Muna Kenny


  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon + 1/2 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon orange zest


  • Preheat oven to 400F/ 200C.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and keep aside.
  • Add vinegar to milk and keep aside for 1 minute.
  • In a bowl add all the dry ingredients and whisk. Add the butter and mix using the tip of your fingers.
  • Add the milk, orange zest, vanilla, and mix using a spoon for few seconds only.
  • The dough will be very sticky, take 1/4 cup from the dough and place on the baking pan. Will make 3 large scones.
  • Bake for 14 minutes. Let cool on cooling rack sprinkle with confectioners sugar and enjoy with jam, cream, or butter.
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  1. I want some too :-)) It’s breakfast time over here..and these would be perfect with some English tea :-))

    • munatycooking

      One day I’m sure I’ll have the chance to make you taste some of my baking goodies 🙂

  2. Love this heartfelt post. Everyone needs a friend like that.
    Your pictures are beautiful.

    • munatycooking

      Thanks alot Lisa! She is a wonderful person and I think I’m just so lucky to have her 🙂

  3. Such a sweet post and such delightful scones! I adore me some scones and love your buttermilk-orange ones! Delicious!

  4. Gorgeous scones! They look so flaky, delicate and delightful! I love the flavor of buttermilk.

  5. Hi! I copied down the recipe, and cannot wait to make them! One question, though. I can’t seem to find the oven temperature for the recipe.
    Thanks so much!

    • munatycooking

      Hi Pam, sometimes I get so excited this error happens. I’m so glad you caught it 🙂 … I’ve fixed it and I hope you enjoy making these scones 🙂

  6. This post is so sweet. I’m sure Temather will appreciate it. And those are lovely scones! Yummy!

    • munatycooking

      Hi Nagi, she loved it and so did her family. Good friends are rare to have, and I’m blessed 🙂

  7. I meet up with some girlfriends every other Friday morning and I often bring scones. I’ve never made an orange version—and now I will! Yours look scrumptious!

    • munatycooking

      Thank you Liz, I hope next time you meet your friends, you get the chance to try my recipe and share it with them!

  8. I love scones. These looks too delicious Muna. Yum! So sweet of you to dedicate this post to your friend. 🙂

  9. These look lovely, perfect with a cup of tea

  10. Those are the best kinds of friends for sure, Muna! It’s funny how opposites attract like that, too. I tend to be a bit excitable, but I’ve noticed that most of my friends are very laid back and low key. Oh, and these scones sound amazing! I love buttermilk scones, and the orange flavor is a great twist!

  11. I think I can’t stop commenting today! Muna you really a talented baker! Can’t wait to make what I have pinned, and I subscribed too!

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