Lemon Poppy Seed Scones

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I don’t know about you, but I’m a sucker for lemon. I love lemonade, lemon scones, the list goes on. I was scrolling through Pintrest and found a recipe for lemon poppy-seed scones. I’d been wanting to make them for a while, and I figured I had nothing better to do on a gloomy, rainy day. They didn’t take long to make or bake, and they ended up being a perfect balance between lemon and sweetness. For me, they’re a great afternoon snack, not to filling, but a perfect balance with a coffee or tea. Time to get in the kitchen and get your bake on!

Ingredients

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Zest from two lemons
  • 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 10 tablespoons butter (1 stick + 5 tablespoons), cut into squares
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream (plus an extra 1/4 cup or more to brush the scones)
  • 2 eggs
  • Sugar in the Raw to sprinkle over the scones (optional)

Glaze

  • 2 cups powdered sugar (more for thickness, less for a more liquid consistency)
  • 2-3 tablespoons lemon juice (less for a less lemony taste, more for a stronger lemon flavor)
  • 1 tablespoon half-and-half (more or less for thickness)

*The glaze is very customizable, it’s all about personal preference

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Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
  • Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper
  • In a stand mixer or large bowl, combine flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, lemon zest and poppy seeds. Cut the butter into the dry ingredients until it resembles fine crumbles.
  • Whisk together heavy cream and the eggs, then combine with dry ingredients. The mixture will be dry and crumbly.
  • Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and form into a rectangle, then cut into triangles
  • Brush scones with heavy cream, then sprinkle the course sugar on top.
  • Let bake for 20 min or until the edges are golden brown and a knife comes out clean.
  • Let cool for about 10 min before glazing
  • To make the glaze, stir together the powdered sugar, lemon juice, and half-and-half, adding more sugar or half-and-half until the mixture is as thick or thin as you desire.

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These are very easy to make, and the end results were defiantly worth it! The scones have the perfect flakiness that should be present in a scone, due to the cold butter. Perfect little secret, right? The scones themselves aren’t to sweet, but have a slight lemon flavor. Paired with the glaze, it turns out sweet with the slight sour lemon flavor. These are hiking their way up to the top of my favorite pasty list! Hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

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