Lemon Scones

Hi all, last recipe before I get back to Cowtown.

I’ve made this a few times over the past 4-5 years and it’s always come out great and everyone loves them. These scones are simple and most of the ingredients can be found in any pantry, unless your D. (you know who you are).

For this recipe you need:
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar
3 lemons – zest only (I could only find two nice lemons :c)
1 tbsp baking powder
1 cup buttermilk
1 tbsp whipping cream (35%)
1/2 tsp salt
2/3 cups unsalted butter, chilled and cubed

Combine all the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl and whisk until combined. Add the butter and use your finger tips (or pastry cutter) to mix the dry ingredients with the butter.

It’s okay if there are pieces of butter because this will give you the ol-so-fluffy texture. Anything larger than the size of a pea should be broken up to smaller pieces. It’s done when there are small clumps of dough throughout.

Add the buttermilk and whipping cream. I like to have these ingredients cold when mixing them into the dry ingredients. You don’t want that butter to melt!

Knead until a dough ball forms.

Divide into two and form two 1-inch thick circles. Wrap in saran wrap and chill for atleast 15 minutes in the fridge.

Pre-heat the oven to 400F (200C). When the oven is heated, cut each circle into 6 pieces. Brush with whipping cream.

Bake for 20-24 minutes until a bamboo skewer comes out clean.

I wish i had three lemons 😦 but nonetheless, the recipe came out great. If you want to impress someone with your baking skills, this is definitely something you should try 😉

Until next time, Happy Holidays!!

The original recipe can be found on: http://www.foodnetwork.ca/recipes/lemon-scones/recipe.html?dishID=5613

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About justanormalfoodlover

I really enjoy cooking and thought I'd blog about new recipes that I try.
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