Lemon Poppy Seed Scones are the perfect treat for a Spring or Summer breakfast! These are made with whole wheat pastry flour for a bit of a healthy twist!
I’m so glad you’re back for day 3 of #BrunchWeek! Hasn’t it been so much fun? If you missed them check out the tasty dishes we had for days 1 and 2. There was Spinach and Mushroom Quiche and Cheesy Spinach and Artichoke Quinoa Stuffed Peppers. #BrunchWeek is hosted by Terri of Love and Confections and Susan of The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen! We are so lucky to have some pretty great sponsors that have donated great prizes for big #BrunchWeek giveaway. If you haven’t entered yet be sure you do after you grab today’s recipe.
A few weeks ago I went with a friend to downtown Portland for a girl’s morning and we got coffee and treats. One of the yummy treats we split was a super tasty Lemon Poppy Seed Scone. It was so good that I told her I would have to make one soon, so as I sat down to plan out what to make for #BrunchWeek I thought these would be perfect! Bob’s Red Mill sent us some product to try as we developed our recipes for you and I was so excited. I love their products. When we moved here to the Portland area I found out from my cousin that the mill is near by so when she came to visit we made a trip over to check it all out. It was great! We got lunch, read a lot of cookbooks and then bought a lot of awesomeness. So! When I got my goodies in the mail I knew I had to do something with it all. One of the items was Whole Wheat Pastry Flour. I’ve cooked in the past with whole wheat flour and it seemed to make things to heavy. This Whole Wheat Pastry Flour is light and worked perfectly in my scone recipe. I didn’t have to use any all-purpose flour at all!
There are a couple of tricks to making a light scone. First, make sure that your butter is cold. I cut mine into cubes and then stick it in the freezer. That way it stays nice and cold. The science behind this is that when the little pockets of butter melt as the scone bakes, it releases a steam and creates little pockets of air. The next trick is to make sure that you don’t over mix the flour. When you over mix a dough it will over develop the gluten making it tough. In this recipe after you have cut the butter into the flour mixture, just pour the liquids in and then stir, don’t stir as you pour. Scones are a very simple treat to make and always impress friends and family. I made these mini because that just screamed Mother’s Day tea or brunch to me. You could make 8 regular sized scones but let’s be honest, moms love mini things. 🙂
Be sure to check out all the delicious recipes that all of the fantastic #BrunchWeek bloggers have for you today.
California Walnuts, Bob’s Red Mill, Oxo, Dixie Crystals, Whole Foods Market Doctor Phillips, Grimmway Farms, Woot Froot, Vidalia Onion, Baloian Farms, Stemilt and Bonne Maman are providing the prizes free of charge. I have received product related to these brands to use for #Brunchweek. All opinions stated are my own.
Lemon Poppy Seed Scones
- 2 cups Bob's Red Mill Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
- 3 tbsp sugar
- 2 tbsp poppy seeds
- 2 tsp lemon zest
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup butter cut into small cubes and frozen for 30 minutes
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
- 2 cups confectioners' sugar
- the juice of 1 lemon
preheat the oven to 400 degrees
combine flour, sugar, poppy seeds, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium sized bowl
add in the butter and using a pastry cutter or two knives cut the butter until it resembles a course meal
add in the heavy cream and the lemon juice and stir until JUST combined. (It will seem a bit dry but it will combine, I used my hands)
line a baking sheet with parchment paper
turn out the dough onto the parchment paper and form into a square about 1/2 and inch thick
using a sharp knife, cut the square into 8 even smaller squares
cut each of those squares in half on the diagonal making 16 triangles
place 1 inch apart on the parchment lined sheet
bake for 10 to 12 minutes until slightly golden
remove from the oven and allow to cool on a wire rack
in a small bowl combine the confectioners' sugar and lemon juice
fill a zip top bag with the glaze and snip a tiny bit of the corner off of the bag
drizzle the glaze back and fourth over the scones once they have cooled
allow the glaze to dry and
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Savory Truffles from Jane’s Adventures in Dinner
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