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.
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.
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!