More scones? Yes! This little blog is where I share with you what inspires me. It’s usually a seasonal ingredient or an enthusiastic recommendation from a fellow food blogger. These winter citrus scones have provided me with oodles of inspiration because every time I check, there’s a new batch of citrus at the grocery store and I wonder how it will change the flavor of these scones. I thought I had gotten these out of my system, but then blood oranges stepped onto the scene. I grabbed a big bag of them and started envisioning a pink-hued glaze over fresh baked scones. The minute the fiery curls of zest fell into the bowl, I knew that making these was the right thing to do. Who needs mystery food coloring when these are naturally full of the prettiest colors? Valentine’s Day is coming up and while I love chocolate, I thought these citrus scones with blood orange would be a lovely way to tell your valentine how much they mean to you. I used a little heart cookie cutter to cut the scones into heart shapes. They are so precious, you’ll want to pinch their little cheeks.
I have now made this recipe 4 times and feel I am semi-pro at it. I have adapted the last recipe slightly and have changed the recipe below to reflect those changes. This time I used 1/2 whole wheat pastry flour and no tenderness was sacrificed. In fact, I forgot that I had even used it until after breakfast was over.