Lemon Poppy Seed Scones Recipe

I adore baking, but I've never once made scones. I've honestly never cared to until I got an Alice's Tea Cup cookbook in the mail many months ago. I happened to have some lemons that needed to be used and I remembered there was a Lemon Poppy Seed Scone Recipe in that cookbook.

3 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar
½ teaspoon baking soda
2 ½ teaspoons baking powder
¾ teaspoon kosher salt
1 ½ stick of unsalted butter, cut into ½ inch pieces
1 tablespoon plus ¼ teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest
1 tablespoon poppy seeds
1 ¼ cups buttermilk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
¼ cup heavy cream (for brushing)
¼ cup sugar (for brushing)

1.Preheat oven to 400
2. In large mixing bowl, combine the four, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
3. With clean hands, work the butter into the dry mixture until it is thoroughly incorporated and has consistency of fine breadcrumbs. Add 1 tablespoon of the zest and the poppy seeds, and mix until the zest and poppy seeds are evenly distrusted.
4. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients, and pour the buttermilk and vanilla extract into the well. Combine the ingredients until all the dry mixture is wet, but do not knead!
5. Turn mixture onto a floured surface and gather the dough together. Gently pat the dough to make a rectangle about 1 ½ inches think. Using a dough cutter, cut the scones into wedges measuring them about 3 ½ x 4 inches, and lay them on a nonstick baking sheet. Gather the remaining dough together lightly to cut out more scones - but do not knead.
 6.Stir the remaining ¼ teaspoon lemon zest into the heavy cream. Brush the top of each scone liberally with this mixture, and the sprinkle with sugar.
 7. Bake the scones for about 12 minutes, or until lightly browned.

These were fairly easy to make and tasted great. I know it'd be more like a muffin, but I'm going to make a lemon glaze to put on top of these next time - YUM! :) I have some buttermilk that has to be used by the end of the month so I plan on making more scone recipes to share with you - they're addicting!

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Erin said...

Those look divine!!! Thanks for sharing :)

Kelli @ RTSM said...

Yum! I've never made scones before either, but I've had some really yummy ones from bakeries:) Maybe I will add these to my summer baking list!

Momfever said...

So that's what scones look like! I only know them from reading Agatha Christie books. I feel really enlightened now that I know what they look like.

Jennifer Leigh said...

I love scones! I've only made fruit filled ones though.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Thank you for the recipe. I love poppy seeds and lemon is my favorite in everything!

Nichol said...

They look amazing Dee, Yum!

James said...

Those look great something I must try myself.

CrunchyVTMommy said...

I love lemon poppyseed anything and these look fabulous.

Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen said...

The Floor Mate Spin Scrub looks pretty cool.

Emily @ Baby Dickey said...

Yum, those look good! And a lemon glaze sounds delicious!

(Florida) Girl said...

Yum! Just what I need with my morning coffee.

MTgunfighter said...

Scones are among the most under-rated confections around. I love them enough to pay outlandish prices for them at Starbucks...

This looks like it might be a less expensive way to indulge my love of scones... LOL

mtdoonmeister at gmail dot com

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