Delicious, delicate scones perfect for any holiday or weekend brunch!
- 3 cups all purpose flour – 400 grams
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces – 56 grams
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar – 70 grams
- 1 tablespoon Clabber Girl Double Acting Baking Powder
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt*
- Zest of 2 large lemons
- 3 tablespoons Spice Islands Poppy Seeds + extra for topping
- 1 1/3 cups heavy cream (more as needed by 1 tablespoon)
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1–2 teaspoons lemon juice
- vanilla paste (optional)
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit and place rack in center of oven. Prepare a baking sheet with silpat or parchment paper. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, add your flour, sugar, Clabber Girl Double Acting Baking Powder, salt and zest of 2 lemons.
- With clean hands rub butter pieces into flour mixture until small crumbles form and ingredients are combined.
- Add 3 tablespoons Spice Islands Poppy Seeds, mix.
- Next, add your heavy cream and, beginning with 1 1/3 cup and adding more by 1 tablespoon as needed combine dough with spatula. Add vanilla. Dough should just come together – some dry crumbles will remain.
- Turn onto floured surface and form into a large disc, combining all the loose crumbles until fully formed and cohesive.
- Divide in 2 and form those into 2 discs about 1″ thick. Cut into 4s and place on prepared baking sheet, leaving 1.5 inches apart.*
- Bake scones for 18-20 minutes until risen, golden brown.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool completely before glazing.
- Prepare the glaze by mixing 1 cup powdered sugar and 1-2 teaspoons of fresh lemon juice. Add more or less sugar/juice to achieve desired consistency. Add a hint of vanilla paste to get extra vanilla flavor and vanilla specks.
- Once scones are cool, drizzle glaze on each scone and finally sprinkle additional Spice Islands Poppy Seeds on top.
- Scones are best enjoyed the day of baking.
- Pro tip – Make scones up to step 7 and freeze flat on baking sheet, then pop into freezer bag. When you’re ready to enjoy fresh scones, remove from freezer bag and bake as directed.
- If you’d like to swap out orange or grapefruit for lemon – they’d be delicious!
- You can also add up to 3/4 cup of an add-in such as: chocolate chunks, raisins, cranberries or fresh fruit to this recipe.
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