Lemon Poppy Seed Scones

Last weekend I made my latest batch of scones. Anyone that reads my blog knows that I love making scones. I actually had never made a scone before my blogging days, but once I made them I have been hooked. I think that my family loves the fact that I am making them too. I usually like to bring my mom some of my scones when I bake them, she had never eaten a scone before I made them either. I thought this was cute a couple of weeks ago I made some muffins and brought some out for her and when she saw them she said to me “oh, no scones this week?”

This week both Mike and our daughter Krista requested to have lemon poppy seed scones. I have made lemon poppy seed bread before and everybody loves it so I knew that the scones would go over well also. When I looked for  a recipe that sounded interesting I could not find one that I had all the ingredients for, so I decided to settle on one that came from cooks.com. I made some adjustments to the recipe so that it  would fit more to what I had envisioned.

I have to say these scones turned out quite well. I had added some lemon juice to the scones (the recipe did not call for any, it called just for lemon zest). Once the scones are baked you top them with a mixture of lemon juice and sugar for even more lemony flavor. Then for even more lemony flavor I made a thin lemon icing and drizzled that over top of the scones. So if you like a lemony flavored scones, I would say this one is for you. Enjoy!

Lemon Poppy Seeds Scones (Adapted from cooks.com)
2 1/4 -2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
3 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup butter, cut up
2/3 cup butter milk
1 large egg
1 tablespoon poppy seeds
1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
2 tablespoon lemon juice
Combine dry ingredients in large mixing bowl. Cut in butter with pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Beat buttermilk, egg, and lemon juice in small bowl. Pour onto dry ingredients; add poppy seeds and lemon peel. Mix with fork or by hand until well blended.
On a lightly floured surface knead dough 5 or 6 times. Pat into into an 8 inch circle with floured hands. Cut into 8 wedges with long knife or a pizza cutter. Place on lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake at 400 degree F for 14 to 16 minutes until golden brown.

4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
Pour or brush topping over hot scones.

1/2 cup powdered sugar
Dab (about 1/4 teaspoon) butter
Dash of salt
1 teaspoon lemon zest
Enough lemon juice to make thin icing
Drizzle icing over cooled scones.


  1. says

    definitely the scone queen! first the orange glaze on those cookies and now this! must be fun to live in your house!
    thank you for your thoughts today. i am grateful for your blogging friendship..and i appreciate you.
    happy happy weekend!

  2. says

    These look lovely and delicious, a winning combination in my book! Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment…so that I could find your blog! I have put it in my blog reader so that I can keep up with your posts. I grew up in farming NE Iowa, now live in Indiana, and have 2 sons, age 19, and have been married 33 years…we have a little in common, so to speak, which is fun. Your scones are beautiful!

  3. says

    I haven’t tried to make scones yet but, it’s on my list. Want to thank you for all the support you’ve shone me and visiting my blog and leaving very nice comments. To a continued blogging friendship.

  4. says

    Wow, these scones look great, I love the combination of lemon and poppy seeds…perfect with a cup of tea :)
    Thanks for this recipe and hope you have a wonderful week!

  5. says

    These are beautiful scones, Dawn and they sound DELICIOUS with all the extra lemon! I am pinning them to try soon. Thanks!

  6. says

    Hi Dawn

    There is nothing like fresh scones. I’ve been making them for years and have many different variations – our favorite being cranberry/orange which I serve along with orange butter.

    Thanks for visiting my little blog project. I’m your newest Linky follower

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