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Lemon Scones! These little scones are very easy to make and go perfect as a tea time snack! Serve warm or cold with some butter and jam or simply eat them as they are fresh from the oven. Yummy!

This delicious recipe has been generously shared by one of our great cooks, Carina. Here's what Carina says about her lovely Lemon Scones recipe:
"A friend of mine gave me this recipe a few years ago and it became a regular in my kitchen. His grandma passed the recipe to him."

Recipe by Carina Duclos

Prep Time: 10 minutes

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Cook Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 6 -8 Scones

Ingredients

2 cups / 250 g flour
1/2 cup / 50 g sugar
4 tsp baking powder
Pinch of salt
1/2 cup / 110 g shortening or butter
1 egg and enough milk to make 3/4 cup
1 Teaspoon Lemon Extract
Juice of 1/2 Lemon
Zest of 1 Lemon

Instructions

Preheat oven 425 F / Gas 7 / 220 C.

1. Mix flour, sugar, baking powder and a pinch of salt in a bowl.

2. Add shortening or butter and mix in a processor on 'pulse' or rub together with your finger tips until it looks like a crumble / bread crumbs.

3. Break an egg in a measuring cup and add milk until the 3/4 cup mark and lightly beat with a fork.

4. Add the egg/milk mixtures to the dry ingredients and mix just until well combined.

5. Do not over mix. Here is when you can add whatever else you want.

6. I added lemon zest but I have made them in the past with lemon zest and cranberries, with just cranberries, with blueberries, with chocolate chips, with raisins, pieces of apple, currants and just plain,....Use your imagination!

7. After this just place spoonfuls in a baking sheet and bake for approximately 15 minutes.

Tip: I used butter once because I did not have shortening and the results are similar however they kind of "melted" more when they cooked. The ones with shortening keep a better shape. However if you don't have shortening do not be afraid to use butter.

Keep on eye on them because depending on the size you make the may cook quicker. Also leave some space in between because the grow.
Serve them plain, or with butter or jam or clotted cream.

Lemon Scones
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 
Servings: 6 - 8
Ingredients
  • 2 cups / 250 g flour
  • 1/2 cup / 50 g sugar
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup / 110 g shortening or butter
  • 1 cup egg and enough milk to make 3/4
  • 1 Teaspoon Lemon Extract
  • Juice of 1/2 Lemon
  • Zest of 1 Lemon
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven 425 F / Gas 7 / 220 C.
  2. Mix flour, sugar, baking powder and a pinch of salt in a bowl.
  3. Add shortening or butter and mix in a processor on 'pulse' or rub together with your finger tips until it looks like a crumble / bread crumbs.
  4. Break an egg in a measuring cup and add milk until the 3/4 cup mark and lightly beat with a fork.
  5. Add the egg/milk mixtures to the dry ingredients and mix just until well combined.
  6. Do not over mix. Here is when you can add whatever else you want.
  7. I added lemon zest but I have made them in the past with lemon zest and cranberries, with just cranberries, with blueberries, with chocolate chips, with raisins, pieces of apple, currants and just plain,....Use your imagination!
  8. After this just place spoonfuls in a baking sheet and bake for approximately 15 minutes.
Recipe Notes

Tip: I used butter once because I did not have shortening and the results are similar however they kind of "melted" more when they cooked. The ones with shortening keep a better shape. However if you don't have shortening do not be afraid to use butter.
Keep on eye on them because depending on the size you make the may cook quicker. Also leave some space in between because the grow.
Serve them plain, or with butter or jam or clotted cream.

Lemon Scones! These little scones are very easy to make and go perfect as a tea time snack! Serve warm or cold with some butter and jam or simply eat them as they are fresh from the oven. Yummy!

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    Joan L Van Nice

    says:

    i have been looking for a good “drop Scone” recipe for a long time! I used to stop in at a coffee shop on my way to work and every morning she had a different “fruit” scone. It was pretty obvious that she used one recipe and just switched up the fruit added. I moved to another city and still miss those scones! I am so going to try these. Thanks!