Friday, January 7, 2011

Yummy Lemon Scones

I know the icing
is a crazy color
but the taste is
even crazier
these are YUMMY
and EASY
two of my requirements

The recipe is from
Tammy's Recipes
I've used a few of
Tammy's recipes
and always like them

Lemon Scones
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup (1 stick) cold butter, cut
1 1/2 teaspoons lemon zest*
2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream (I used half and half)
1 egg

Icing Ingredients:

3/4 cup confectioner's sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
Yellow food color, optional (I used bright green)

1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder. Cut in the butter. I use two butter knives for this.

2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the lemon zest and juice, cream, and egg.

3. Stir egg mixture into dry ingredients, just until a dough starts to form. Knead a couple times until the dough holds together.

4. On a lightly floured surface, gently press dough into a circle, about an inch thick. Cut into 8 wedges (I use a pizza cutter to quickly and neatly cut the wedges!).

5. Place scones on an ungreased baking sheet, not touching each other, and bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes, or until edges are lightly browned. Remove from oven and let rest on the sheet for 5 minutes.

6. Prepare the icing by mixing the powdered sugar with enough lemon juice to make a drizzling consistency. Add a drop or two of yellow food color if desired.**

7. Drizzle or brush icing over warm scones. These scones are delicious hot, but I think they taste even better the next day, when the lemon flavor has permeated the scone even more

My family LOVED these
and they were so very easy
and fast to make
a yummy breakfast
I love lemon
in baking
it's good

1 comment:

  1. I love lemon, so I will have to give it a try! I also love scones but have never made them. They scare me a little...not sure why! Thanks for posting this one!