These lemon scones are light, lovely and full of lemony goodness.
Scones are not just for tea time! Although they are one of my favorite tea time treats these lemon scones are just too good to only enjoy for tea. They are the perfect addition to breakfast, brunch or an afternoon treat.
If you are planning a brunch or breakfast, put these on your menu! Lemon is always my flavor of choice and I just can’t seem to get enough of it this time of year. Scones make a perfect after school treat too.
One of the tricks to a light and flaky scone is to use cold butter. With a pastry blender, work the butter in until little pea sized crumbs form.
After the butter is blended add in your liquid. I used half and half but whipping cream works well too and sometimes I use buttermilk if I have it on hand.
Stir until the dough is combined. The next trick is to not overwork your dough. Once it comes together put it onto a lightly floured surface and knead just a few times and then form it into a flattened round – about 8 inches across. Dough can be slightly wet.
Place your pieces onto a parchment covered baking sheet and bake for 12 minutes.
Bake until the scones start to brown around the edges, remove from oven and allow to cool. Mix together your glaze so that it is a nice drizzling consistency and drizzle over scones.
Lemon Scone Recipe
Recipe originally posted on 30 Handmade Days.