I am not one to go looking for another recipe if I have one that I already love. I know there are a lot of good scone recipes floating around pinterest. I have seen others that look very enticing.
Trust me on this one, it will become a family favorite.
There is something about this recipe that just keeps me coming back. Moist and flakey is an understatement. I am guilty for not even letting them cool. The glaze goes on and I indulge in one or two! Seriously they are that good! If I bake them for you there may be a few missing.
I promise, I did experiment with healthier flours and sugars but lets face it, when you want something sweet and tasty, healthy does not cut it! It is okay to splurge once in a while.
Lemon Zest Scones
2 cups unbleached white flour
1/3 cup raw sugar
1 TBLS baking powder
½ tsp fine sea salt
Zest of one lemon
3 TBLS cold butter cut into small pieces
1 cup of fresh heavy cream ( I prefer raw cream)
1 egg yolk (pastured chicken preferred)
½ tsp pure vanilla extract
For the Glaze
1/2-3/4 cup confectioners sugar
1TBLS fresh lemon juice
1 tsp lemon zest
½ tsp lemon or orange extract ( I use a drop of Young Living lemon EO)
1TBLS melted butter
2TBLS of that fresh raw cream
Heat oven to 400 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
In a large mixing bowl use a fork to mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and lemon zest.
Using your finger tips or a pastry cutter ( I use my hands less dishes to wash) Work the butter into the flour mixture until it small crumbles.
Make a well in the center and add your beaten yolk, cream, and vanilla. Mix with a wooden spoon until combined.
Scrape the dough onto a large floured wooden cutting board. Knead the dough just a few times. Do not overwork it or they will not be flakey. Form it into a ball and flatten out into a disk shape.
Brush with remaining cream and cut into 8 equal sections.
Lay them on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 16 to 18 minutes.
While they are baking prepare the glaze.
Melt the butter in small sauce pan.
Add the remaining ingredients and wisk until combined.
Take them out of the oven and plate them on a pretty, girly dish and glaze those puppies. Use all of that lemony goodness. I promise, DO NOT skimp on the glaze. I mean scrape that pot clean. It soaks into the scones and makes them moist and delicious.
Now go make them for yourself, your mom, sister, friend…whoever just go make them.
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