Recipe: Lemon Scones

A few weeks ago I attended a pot luck dinner and the theme was British Food. When given a choice of what to contribute to a meal, I almost always opt for dessert. So I made lemon scones. They turned out quite well. I got the recipe from Taste of Home, but used the peel from a whole lemon, not just a teaspoon, and made mine thicker than 1/2 inch. Here is the recipe:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup suger
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
     1/2 cup cold butter
  •  1/2 cup buttermilk
  • Grated peel from entire lemon
  • Sugar
  • Mix dry ingredients, cut in butter (I kneed it in until it is like coarse sand), add buttermilk and lemon peel.  Gently kneed six times, form into ball and place on greased baking sheet. Pat into circle about 1 inch thick. Cut wedges (but not all the way through) and sprinkle lightly with sugar. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes.

Serve with tea and enjoy while learning R.