Lemon Scones with Sour Lemon Glaze

Lemon Scones with Sour Lemon Glaze

Flaky lemon scones, drizzled with a tangy lemon icing

Yield: 

8 scones

Ingredients: 

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
1 egg

Icing Ingredients:

3/4 cup confectioner's sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
Yellow food color, optional

Instructions: 

1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder. Cut in the butter.

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. Place scones on a wire rack. 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!

Lemon scones with sour lemon glaze

Lemon Scones with Sour Lemon Glaze recipe

Additional Notes: 

*This is approximately the zest of 1 lemon.

**When taking these scones to potlucks or giving as a gift, the yellow color is a nice accent. Of course if doesn't change the taste of the scones, so feel free to omit it if you wish! :)

Lemon scones with sour lemon glaze

Lemon Scones with Sour Lemon Glaze recipe

Preparation Time: 

25 minutes

Cooking Time: 

25 minutes

Tammy's Review: 

These scones are fun to make, and if you love lemon you'll love them! :) Joshua says these lemon scones are his top favorite! I must say I like the pumpkin scones a little better, but variety is good and these lemon scones disappear quickly at a potluck or tea! :)

Lemon scones with sour lemon glaze

Comments

These turned out really great! I didn't have powdered sugar so didn't make the glaze. That and the fact that I wish they were a little flakier is the only reason this didn't get a 10. Next time I won't rub the butter in to such small pieces, and I'll definitely make the glaze.

By the way, a tip for using zest - you can put it in a bowl with the sugar and rub it together with your fingers until it's aromatic. Then mix the sugar in like usual. This really brings out the taste of the zest.

Rating: 
4

I made these for breakfast this morning and they were so good! However, I did change the recipe a little as we are vegan but it still came out excellent! I'm not exactly sure how to vote as I didn't follow the recipe exactly but because what I tried came out so good I will do it as a 10. :-)

Rating: 
5

The kids had a snow day today and we just made these! They are awesome. They are for breakfast tomorrow but we took a little sample. They taste like yummy lemon curd!!! The kids did however convince me to make the frosting green! LOL I will be adding these to our regular breakfast menu rotation!! Thanks Tammy. And congrats on that baby!

Rating: 
5

These scones were great! We didn't have any fresh lemons, so I left the zest out of the scones, and used bottled lemon juice in both the scones and the icing. The result was fantastic, despite the substitutions. I can only imagine how great they would be made with fresh lemon juice and zest.

Rating: 
5

We made these yesterday (a double batch for our family of 8) and everyone loved them!

Rating: 
5

This was my first attempt at making scones (and with my 3 year-old, no less!) and they turned out great! I was really nervous, but I'm very happy with them. Do you ever add anything else to them, like blueberries or white chocolate? I might try that next time just out of curiosity!

Rating: 
5

We loved them! The flavor, the texture--they are great!

Rating: 
5

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