Have I told you how much I LOVE lemons? I do. I REALLY-REALLY do! I love them in my water. I love them in my tea. In truth-I’m happy just seeing them piled high in a basket or a bowl in my kitchen-(especially this time of year), because they add a little bit of sunshine-wherever they are!
But-the very best thing about lemons-are how they add SO much flavor to my recipes!
Like these flaky-lemony-scones I made for last Sunday’s brunch!
There was a time when I was totally intimidated by scones. I know-that sounds silly-doesn’t it? But it’s true. No matter how hard I tried-my scones were never quite like the ones I bought at our local bakery.
That is until-I shared my dilemma with a dear friend, and she not only offered me her recipe-but her secret (s) to make the perfect scone!
Here is Lyn’s quick and easy Lemon Scones recipe-+her tips for the perfect scone EVERY TIME!
Ingredients for Scones:
3 cups flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 sticks cold butter
3 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons lemon zest
1/2 cup + 1 Tablespoon whole milk
1 1/2 teaspoons vinegar
Ingredients for Lemon Glaze:
2 cups powdered sugar
2 Tablespoons lemon zest
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
Directions: Preheat oven to 350. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Set aside. In a small mixing bowl-whisk together lemon juice, vinegar, milk. and lemon zest.
Cut cold butter into small-thin chunks and add to dry ingredient mixture. Use a pastry blender to mix until ingredients resemble course crumbs. Fold in wet ingredients until just moist-DO NOT OVER MIX. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface-and form into a circle, about 1 inch thick. Cut into 8 wedges, and transfer to a greased baking sheet. Bake for 12-14 minutes. Let scones sit for 5 minutes, before drizzling the tops with lemon glaze.
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Blessings and hugs,