I love scones . . . especially on the weekends!!
And lately I have been making all sorts of scones – some better than others . . . most of them being too sweet for my liking.
But these . . . well these are truly my favorites . . .
Scones with a little lemon zest and currants!
And on top of that . . . they are super easy to make . . .
I usually make several batches as they freeze really well and are perfect for the work week!
The ingredients . . .
2 cups flour (I use “Cup 4 Cup” to make them Gluten Free!)
2 Tbls. sugar
1 Tbls. baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
5 Tbls. unsalted butter
1 meyer lemon (both zest and juice)
1/2 cup currants
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup heavy whipping cream (a bit more for brushing)
raw sugar – for sprinkling
1 – quickly mix the dry ingredients together in a food processor
2 – add butter until blended and just a bit crumbly – place in a separate bowl
3 – add currents, zest and juice from meyer lemon, vanilla, and heavy whipping cream – mix with dry ingredients until just blended
4 – place on lightly floured surface – knead just a bit . . . until you can form a 1″ thick rectangle.
5 – cut into triangles – brush with the extra whipping cream and top with the raw sugar
6 – bake in a 400 degree oven for about 20 minutes (I usually cover scones with a bit of parchment paper – to keep from over browning the tops)
7 – remove from oven and transfer onto a wire rack to cool
Note: the scones can be frozen to enjoy at another time . . .
just be sure to reheat them for a couple of minutes in a hot oven to crisp them up.
sometimes I even drizzle with a little lemon glaze which is so simple to make . . .
just mix together a little lemon zest, lemon juice, and powdered sugar to the consistency of your liking.
but of course . . .
my kid’s favorite scones are the blueberry ones . . . along with a fruit smoothie of course!
The kids are always the ones who make the smoothies in our house . . .
and I have to say – they are getting pretty good at it!! 🙂
Happy Weekend Everyone!!
Peace and Love to all of you!!
xoxo – liz
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all photos – liz le dorze