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?”
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.