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!
Lemon Scones
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Servings: 6 - 8
  • 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
  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.