Orange Ricotta Scones – butterless and no added sugar


When we follow a Mediterranean Diet, we make the most with what is fresh and around us, we reduce our intake of processed foods as much as possible without making it a crusade because a Mediterranean diet is really about a lifestyle rather than a diet that is based around many restrictions. If we feel like adding a processed ingredient or have a big take away, we do not deprive ourselves, we enjoy it and carry on with our Mediterranean way of life. And that is why it is a sustainable diet.

scones .. 2 (3)

So much citrus this time of the year and these scones are a real treat, just divine, without any added sugar or butter,

This recipe makes 12 regular size scones or fewer larger ones and you will need:


400g self raising flour
200g ricotta
Grated rind of 2 oranges
Juice of 1 orange
2 tablespoons honey or agae
2 eggs

Rub the ricotta into the sifted flour until the mixture is consistent, add the honey, grated orange rind, eggs and orange juice and bring together to make a dough. Do not let rest in fridge, it is not necessary and the secret is to bake them as soon as it is possible as the raising agents will start to work as soon as the liquid comes into contact. Roll out the pasty on to a lightly floured surface. The thickness should be about 3 cm.

Use a cutter but cut straight through do not move the cutter around with the pastry still inside as you will have lop sided scones. Place them on a baking sheet and bake at 160C for 25 minutes. if you wish you can use an egg wash to brush the top or simply dust them with more flour before you bake them. Do not open the oven but if you wish them a darker colour keep them in the oven for an additional 5 minutes. If they are not sweet enough for you serve with honey.



I use flour by Allinson, agave by Silver Spoon and ricotta by Ambrosi by Borg and Aquilina


20 responses to “Orange Ricotta Scones – butterless and no added sugar”

  1. looks sooo goood!!!!!

    1. Thank you so much, they were πŸ™‚

  2. What a beauty of a recipe!

    1. oh I’m so glad you like it πŸ™‚

  3. My favorite breakfast – scones

    1. We love them too, hope all well with you Jovina !

  4. I’m so hungry for those…OMG.

    1. How sweet of you πŸ™‚ which I can offer you some πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you Elaine, lovely light and healthier πŸ™‚

  5. Whenever I look at your profile I start to get hungry! If only I could cook something other than Ramen Noodles! πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you, my recipes are easy to follow, easy recipes which do not need much preparation time and you can try something other than ramen, but I do love ramen πŸ™‚

  6. how nice that they are packed full of protein!

    1. The consistency was surprisingly light πŸ™‚

  7. This sounds wonderful! I will have to try them πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you Michele, hope all well with you πŸ™‚

  8. francesca mifsud Avatar
    francesca mifsud

    Hi l did these recipe we realy like it, for much can be kept and do l have to put in the frige? How can l make these but not as a sweet, such as cheese pls Thanks for you nice recipes

    1. Hi Francesca. So glad you liked the result. Yes I do have savor

    2. I do have a recipe that is not sweet

      40g ricotta
      225g self-raising flour
      110ml milk
      3 spoons grated Cheese
      I use a plain cutter 5 cm. but use what suits you and you can also cut them manually in squares or triangles

      Let me know if you need anything else πŸ™‚

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