Lemon Scones Recipe

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Lemon Scones Recipe
Perfect for breakfast with coffee, brunch with champagne or an afternoon snack with tea, these Lemon Scones are easy and elegant. The Lemon Glaze adds just the right amount of moisture, sweetness and lemony goodness. Enjoy alone or with Devonshire Cream, softened cream cheese, fruit jam or even Lemon Curd for full-throttle lemon overload.

Ingredients for Lemon Scones:
1 cup all-purpose unbleached flour
1 cup white whole wheat flour

1/3 cup sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup cold salted butter
1 tablespoon lemon zest

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1/2 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup buttermilk

1 large or extra large egg

Ingredients for Lemon Glaze:
1/2 cup powdered sugar

1 tablespoon lemon juice

Lemon Scones Recipe
Notes: This recipe makes 8 large scones or 16 small scones. You can also use all unbleached all-purpose flour instead of the white whole wheat flour. Store leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for 2-3 days. Scones freeze well, up to one month.

Lemon Scones Recipe
Preheat oven to 350(F). In a bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, salt, baking soda and baking powder. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

Lemon Scones Recipe
In another bowl, combine lemon zest, lemon juice, buttermilk, vanilla and egg. Create a well in the center of the dry mixture and add the egg mixture all at once. Combine just until dough starts to form. Dough will be sticky.

Lemon Scones Recipe
Pile dough on a lightly floured surface. Gently knead a few times, just until the dough holds together.

Lemon Scones Recipe
Press dough into a circle, about an inch thick. Cut into 8 wedges for large scones or 16 for smaller scones.

Lemon Scones Recipe
Place wedges on a baking sheet and bake at 350(F) for 20-25 minutes, or until edges are lightly browned. Remove from oven and let rest on baking sheet for 5 minutes.

Lemon Scones Recipe
Prepare Lemon Glaze by whisking powdered sugar and lemon juice. Place scones on a wire rack. For a more penetrating glaze, drizzle glaze over scones while warm. For a more pronounced, decorative glaze, drizzle after scones have cooled.

Lemon Scones Recipe
Serve and enjoy.

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8 Responses to “Lemon Scones Recipe”

  1. redkathy
    4/15/2011 at 5:41 pm #

    Hey Sara, You photos are superb. I enjoy scones both savory and sweet. Either way, they match perfect with a hot cup of coffee for breakfast of dinner.

  2. Average Betty
    4/16/2011 at 12:58 pm #

    Thanks, Kathy!! Can’t wait to hear what you think of the scones! I had one for breakfast today and… though I’m not a big fan of day old baked goods – scones especially, it was extra lemony delicious and surprisingly moist :)

  3. Curtis
    5/31/2011 at 7:59 am #

    Betty, can you correct the ingredients list because you have baking soda listed twice and omitted the baking powder. I have no idea how much baking powder should be used.

    Scones look good and surprisingly very easy to make.

    Thank you

  4. Average Betty
    5/31/2011 at 8:46 am #

    Hi Curtis! Thanks for the heads up! I changed the recipe – 1/2 tsp baking soda and 2 tsp baking powder. Hope you love the scones… Let me know what you think ;)

  5. rebecca
    1/19/2012 at 3:39 pm #

    Can you use dried lemon zest? and bottled lemon juice? I have both in the house… but could get fresh to try this.

  6. Average Betty
    1/19/2012 at 3:52 pm #

    Hi rebecca, I certainly think you could give it a go… I haven’t tried it but I’d love to know your results!


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