Quarantine Kitchen: Citrus Scones

Citrus Scones

I have yogurt now, and so this morning decided to make cousin Jennie’s no milk, no eggs Citrus Scones.  

Jennie says they are delicious and easy to make.  That sounds excellent.  


2 C. flour

3 T. cold butter

¼ tsp. baking soda

¼ tsp. salt

2 T. baking powder

1 6oz. carton orange or lemon yogurt. [I used plain yogurt, which is what we have.  But I also have beautiful big fresh lemons]

2 tsp. orange peel [I used lemon peel]

¼ C. orange juice [lemon juice for mine]

1/3 C. sugar

2 tsp sugar  [I used shaved chocolate] 


Cut butter into flour, baking soda, salt, baking powder.  Stir in orange or lemon peel, yogurt, orange or lemon juice, 1/3 C. sugar. 


This makes a soft dough.  You will need to shape it into a round on a floured board and then place in pan. [Or I just used my hands to shape the dough].  

Pat into an 8 or 9 inch  greased round pan, sprinkle with 2 tsp. sugar.  

[However, you may remember that I had melted and then reformed to a hard slab what had originally been chocolate chips – a 4.5 pound slab!  So in the spirit of using what I have in my kitchen, I broke off and then grated chocolate, about a 1/4 cup to sprinkle over the top of my scones]


Score in 8 wedges.  Bake at 375 degrees for. 25 minutes. 

[Some recipes tell you how to store leftovers.  That is not necessary here especially if you have hot coffee or tea or hot chocolate – and a free morning – or afternoon – at home].  


Enjoy.  Hope you are trying old favorites — and new recipes with what you have in your kitchen — and enjoying your creations.  

“Bon appétit!” 

Aloha, Renée

P.S.  Another lesson I’m learning by staying home is that those treats I sometimes get myself – like a scone – to go with my coffee when I’m out and about with friends are really easy to make, and likely healthier [if I don’t eat five of them at once] and cheaper and even at least sometimes taste better than the purchased kind!  

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About reneeriley

Our blog was begun as a way to share our experiences in China. From August 2010 to July 2011, my husband, Barry Kristel, and I were at our University of Hawaii Maui College sister school, Zhejiang Agriculture and Forestry University in Lin'an, China, a city considered rural because it has only 500,000 people! We had a wonderful time. Then in February 2012, we returned to teach this time at our other sister school, Shanghai Normal University, in a city of over 21 million people. We've made many discoveries. Did you know that now Chinese girls, at least the ones who go to university, for the most part feel they are luckier than the Chinese boys? Did you know that Shanghai saved over 20,000 European Jews during WWII? Do you know how Chinese university students would deal with problems that come up in Dear Abby letters? What's it like to be on the Great Wall of China? Do you know how many Chinese girls had their feet bound and why? And we have recipes from many of the places we've visited. Among others, you can find instructions on how to fry cicadas from one of my ZAFU students and how to make chocolate-Kahlua waffles from my brother Mike in Gainesville. You can also look back to our earliest entry to see what we experienced in Oaxaca, Mexico, in 2006 during the mainly peaceful six months of protest until the Mexican government sent in the troops. Between our stays in China, Barry and I have been on the Mainland U.S. visiting family, friends and Servas hosts as we traveled home to Maui. We share those experiences too. Welcome to our blog! Aloha and Zài Jiàn, Renée and Barry

5 responses to “Quarantine Kitchen: Citrus Scones”

  1. Rosita says :

    The recipe don’t shows up here 😟 btw, to check msgs on IG u just see the “ ➜ (Arrow)” signal on top and scroll there 👍🏼 my main acc is sunny.dingo btw xx and plz fix this recipe issue ‘cause I know u meant to post the pics as well as step-by-step making process 😋

    With love,

  2. Rosita says :

    Nowww!! Now I can see the recipe 😋 TYSM !!

    Love urs so much,

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