Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Raspberry Lemon Scones

Taste the flavours of Summer with these
delicious raspberry scones.

I found this great recipe on
and adapted it for my blog.

 Its better to use frozen raspberries or
place your fresh raspberries
 on a cookie sheet
 into the freezer, until frozen, 
 to prevent the raspberries 
from turning to mush and
bleeding into the dough.

2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 large lemon-zested and juiced

1/2 cup butter, cold and cut in pieces
1/2 cup buttermilk or heavy cream
2 large eggs-at room temperature
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries

In a large bowl,
whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder,
 salt and lemon zest together.
Cut in the butter

In another bowl or large measuring cup,
mix the milk, eggs, vanilla and
 2 tbsp of the lemon juice together.
(reserve the rest of the juice for the icing)

Add 2/3 of the egg mixture to the dry ingredients. 
Gently mix the dough just until it comes together
 before adding remaining milk mixture.
 Scrape the dough from the sides and bottom
 of the bowl using a spatula and 
add all the egg mixture.
 mix again to incorporate any floury scraps.
 Do not over mix.

Add the frozen raspberries as gently as possible,
then use a spatula to carefully 
fold them into the dough.
Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface.
Gather and pat a few times to 
get the dough to come together.
Don't knead the dough.

Gently form dough into one 7-8" disk for a larger scones or
two 3-4" disks for a smaller scones about 1 inch thick.
(Optional) Freeze the dough disks before slicing,
 I find it easier to slice. 
Transfer the disks to a parchment lined
 baking sheet and place in the freezer, about 20 minutes.

Then use a sharp knife to cut each
disk into pie-shaped wedges and 
return to the freezer to chill more
 while the oven preheats to 
350 deg. F.  

Bake in the middle of the oven, 
30-35 minutes for large scones or
 25-30 minutes for small scones.
The scones are ready when they turn a golden brown.
Transfer to a cooling rack to prevent sogginess.

For the glaze I used 1 cup powdered icing sugar and
a few teaspoons of the left over lemon juice 
and dribbled over the scones.

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Thanks for your visit.