- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup cold butter
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
- 1-1/2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
- Additional sugar
- In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Add buttermilk and lemon peel, stirring just until mixed.
- Turn onto a floured surface; knead gently six times. Shape into a ball. On a greased baking sheet, pat dough into a circle about 1/2 in thick and 8-1/2 in. in diameter. Using a sharp knife, cut wedges in the dough, being careful not to cut all the way through. Sprinkle with sugar. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Yield: 10-12 scones.
Reviews for Lemon Scones
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"An okay recipe. We love lemon and wished that these had more lemon flavour. Would be better served with lemon curd."
"Made this with 1 1/2 tsp lemon extract and it came out fluffy and lightly sweet. I made a lemon glaze to put on top and it tasted even better"
"Made this for book club (we read a Jane Austen book) and they were very well-received! It was very easy to make and the prep/cook time was right on the money. I had to substitute orange extract for the lemon zest (it was last-minute), but they were delicious. I served them with red raspberry preserves. Yum!"
"At what point in the recipe would you make them into mini drop scones? Before or after kneadine?"
"A simple favorite, especially good with raspberry jam."