Saturday, August 21, 2010

Lemon Scones

Today's yumminess - Lemon scones! Now to be fair, I LOOOOVE scones - pretty much any scone. But these did end up being pretty tasty, from my unbiased seat on the couch. Today's recipe is from, though has one that is similar.


2 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1 tbsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
8 tbsp. unsalted butter
1/4 c. sugar, plus 2 tbsp. sugar
2 tsp. lemon juice
1 tbsp. freshly grated lemon rind
2/3 c. milk

Heat oven to 425 degrees. Lightly grease a baking sheet.In a large bowl blend flour, baking powder and salt. Stir well. Add butter and cut in with a pastry blender, or rub with your fingers until mixture looks like granules. Add sugar and lemon rind.
Add milk and stir with a fork until a soft dough forms. Form into a ball and knead on a floured surface 5 or 6 times. Roll dough and cut with a biscuit cutter.
In a small bowl combine 2 tablespoons sugar and 2 teaspoons lemon juice. Brush tops of scones with lemon and sugar mixture before baking. Bake 15 to 18 minutes.

Pretty much followed the recipe to the letter, though I did cut them into 8 wedges to cook, rather than biscuit shaped round patties. It turned out pretty well. Definitely a keeper, especially with clotted cream!!


  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar


  1. Using a whisk attachment on the mixer, whip heavy cream until stiff peaks form. Remove from mixer, and hand whisk in the sour cream and confectioners' sugar until just combined. Store in refrigerator.

Compliments of K. and she did a FANTASTIC job! I want to try it with clotted cream and jam now. Yay for British Dr. Who night! 

1 comment:

  1. YEAH!!!!! Thanks C for the receipe and believing in my mad cooking skills...ugh...I mean baking...ugh...I mean stirring :-)