Vanilla Orange Scones are the perfect accompaniment to breakfast coffee or tea. The vanilla bean and orange zest filled scones are topped with a glaze that also include hints of vanilla and orange. Be sure the scones are completely cooled before adding the glaze. Otherwise, the glaze will soak into the scones and become soggy. Once the first layer of the glaze set, I dipped the scones again to create a thicker coating. These scones are best the day they are made, especially with the addition of the glaze. They can be frozen before baking for future use, just add a couple of minutes to the baking time.
If the dough is too sticky, add flour, a little at a time, to make it workable. I used a vanilla bean to create the pretty little flecks in the scone and glaze, but pure vanilla extract gives the scones a wonderful flavor as well. I buy my vanilla beans in bulk from Amazon: Premium Madagascar Vanilla beans 1/4 lb by JR Mushrooms. Cream can be substituted for the milk to create richer scones.