I have never had a desire to buy scones in a store because they always looked hard and dry. Eating them fresh hot out of the oven is far more rewarding, so making your own is what I highly recommend. The lemon drizzle scone is a combination of a regular scone topped with lemon glaze and the marriage is pretty amazing. You can actually make any kind of scone such as blueberry, strawberry, plain, or whatever you like and drizzle it with a lemon topping. The creation is entirely up to you and your taste buds. Here is how to make some.
What you will need:
5 table spoons of unsalted butter
4 table spoons of sugar
½ teaspoon of salt
1 cup of half & half
1cup of buttermilk
2 cups of All purpose flour
1 table spoon of Baking Powder
3 table spoons of lemon juice
2 ½ teaspoons of lemon zest
(For lemon glaze)
2 table spoon of melted unsalted butter
½ cup of lemon juice
2 cups of confectioner’s sugar
1/8 teaspoon of vanilla extract
Putting it all together
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees, and prepare your baking pan by spraying the bottom with Pam, or grease with butter.
Sift your flour and other dry ingredients in a large bowl. Create a center well and pour in the wet ingredients and lemon zest. Use your hands to combine the dough and make dough balls in the size of biscuits. You can roll the ball around in your hands and press them down gently in your baking pan. Try to leave about an inch between each scone. When you are done, place the scones in the oven for about 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.
While the scones are baking mix together your ingredients for the glaze and set it aside. When the scones are ready, you can wait until they are cool to drizzle them with glaze, or you can eat them hot out of the oven and drizzle them as you go.
I like to eat my scone hot, so I take one and drizzle on my glaze and enjoy.
You could also add lemon zest to the glaze if you want to have more of a lemon explosion in your mouth. Some people like to top the lemon drizzle with raw sugar and lemon zest. It all depends on what you like and how you want your scones to taste. This is not a diet food so take a few more moments in the gym if you have these in the morning.
Another way to have that lemon toping is to buy lemon curd and just add a spoon full on each scone. It really does make a difference when you want something to give your scone some pizzazz.