Lemon cream cheese scones… a classic combination of flavors.
We spent part of last weekend with our daughter and fiancé . She lives about a couple of hours away, so it’s not too long of a trip. But it was nice to get out of town and away from things for a bit. It was a relaxing time, no rushing around like our weekends have been this summer.
We did get home in time for me to do some baking and cooking so that I would have foods to put on my blog for the week. Even when I get away I always have things rolling around in my head, things that I think may be the next perfect recipe for my blog. And when we were at the restaurants to eat, my eyes are scouring the menu for something to inspire a new recipe.
Where do you find your inspiration for recipes? Sometimes my best ideas just pop into my head. But, I have decided that I need to take a notebook with me so that I can write things down when I think of ideas. I am good at thinking of ideas and then not following through with them, so hopefully if I start writing things down I will do better.
To the recipe… I wanted to make a lemon scone, I had lemons that I wanted to use in the refrigerator and when I was trying to decide how to make them, I thought of the cream cheese that was also in my refrigerator.
I have used cream cheese in scones once before, but this time around I decided to increase the amount that I used. The result was a tender and soft scone. I think that this may be one of my favorite scones that I have made so far. The lemon and cream cheese is classic and go so well together. The lemon glaze adds a bit more lemony flavor to the scones. Perfectly yummy.
- 3 cups flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
- 1/2 cup butter
- 4 ounces cream cheese I used fat free
- 1 egg
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 1/2 cups powder sugar
- 2 to 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease a baking sheet.
- Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, sugar, lemon zest. Cut in butter with a fork or a pastry cutter until the butter is mix in well. Cut in the cream cheese.
- Mix the cream, egg, and lemon juice until combined. Add the wet ingredients to the flour mixture and mix just until it come together in a ball.
- On a floured surface knead the dough a couple of time. Form a 8 inch circle, with a pizza cutter or a sharp knife cut the circle into 8 wedges. Place the wedges on the prepared baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Place in a preheated oven and bake for 14 to 16 minutes. Remove from oven and remove the scones form the baking sheet onto a cooling rack. Cool completely.
- While the scones are cooling prepare the icing. Mix the powder sugar gradually with the lemon juice until you have the right consistency. Drizzle over cooled scones.