Lemon Scones

Sometimes  we wrack our brains trying to find something different, either for breakfast or afternoon tea, and this might just hit the spot. They are not difficult and will raise a few eyebrows when they take that first bite.

 

You will need:

  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tbsp. baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. each of allspice and cloves
  • pinch of salt
  • 8 tbsp. cold butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup yellow raisins
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp. grated lemon zest
  • 2/3 cup milk.

 

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Thoroughly stir the flour, baking powder, spices and salt in a bowl. With a pastry blender, cut the cold butter into the flour mixture until butter is blended into small granules. Add the raisins, sugar and lemon.  Now add the milk and stir to form a soft ball.

On a lightly floured board turn out the dough and knead about 10-12 times. Form into a ball and lightly flatten out on a cookie sheet that has parchment paper on it.  Score with a sharp knife so that 8-10 triangles are marked.  Bake about 15 minutes (watching it doesn’t get too brown) and cool on a wire rack.

When ready to serve, cut in half and put a generous spoon of lemon curd inside and replace the top. Sprinkle with icing sugar and enjoy.

This is just one of the treats served at the B & B.

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