I had a play date with our old neighbors today and decided to bring everyone some scones since my lemon tree is full of ripe fruit. The recipe was super simple to use and turned out yummy.
Reade got out his stool and tried his hardest to reach those lemons:
I decided to save time by using the Cuisinart:
Who needs a scone pan anyway?:
Packaged and ready to go:
I found the recipe here. I doubled the amount and prepared it my way:
3 CUPS white flour
1 CUP whole wheat flour
1/2 CUP sugar
2 Tsp baking powder
2 Tsp baking soda
1/2 Tsp salt
1 CUP chilled butter (2 sticks)
1 CUP sour milk (1 cup milk with 3 tsp. lemon juice added - let sit for 5 minutes)
Zest of two lemons
Add all ingredients into Cuisinart. Pulse slowly until the dough sticks together. Dump onto floured counter and knead until it all sticks together. Split dough into two balls and shape each one into a flat disc about and inch thick. Cut with dough cutter (like a pizza) to get eight pieces each. Arrange on two, oiled cookie sheets with enough space since they will puff out a bit. Bake in 350 degree oven for 20 minutes.
There was lemon juice left over so I added about 1/4 cup of powdered sugar to the mix and a bit of water. It was really runny, but I lightly brushed the mixture over the top of the cooled scones and then sprinkled them with sugar. This way they aren't super dry and have a tiny amount of sweetness on top.