After picking up my Mother who lives an hour away and running my 72,000 errands with her, I got home before lunch and managed to enjoy the whole afternoon away, never once thinking, "I have to get such-and-such done." Delish...
Among the many things I did yesterday, these scones found their way in the line up. Terrific for breakfast, snacking, or indulging.
Lemon-Poppy Seed Scones
2 c. all purpose flour
3 T. granulated sugar
2 T. poppy seeds
Zest of 2 lemons
1 T. baking powder
1/2 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
1 stick cold, unsalted butter, cut into pieces
1/2 c. heavy cream
1/4 c. plus 1 T. fresh lemon juice
1/2 c. confectioners' sugar
Preheat oven to 400-degrees.
Combine flour, sugar, poppy seeds, lemon zest, baking powder, baking soda, salt.
Cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse meal.
Pour in the heavy cream, then add 1/4 c. lemon juice. Stir until soft ball forms.
Gather dough and pat out into an 8-inch circle. Cut into wedges.
Bake 12-14 minutes.
Mix confectioners' sugar and remaining lemon juice, stirring until smooth. Drizzle over the cooled scones.
Now, make a cuppa tea or coffee and eat!
These are fabulous and so easy to make. I like the simple ingredients. When I checked my fridge, after committing to making these, I discovered I didn't have fresh lemons or heavy cream. So, I substituted lemon juice from the bottle and yogurt. Fantastic!
I ended my very busy day of home loving by knitting one of Deb's waffle dish cloths. Have you tried one? They are superb and I adore the texture!
Today?? It is raining so I am attacking my loom / craft / needle room. If I don't show up for supper, send someone in for me, won't you??