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I have been using this recipe for years with some modifications. I substitute dried blueberrys for raisins, I use the rind of a whole lemon for zest, and squeeze the lemon juice to use in place of the water. In addition, I add 1/2 pecans for an extra surprise. I call them Lemon Blueberry Pecan scones. They are sooo delicious. I will take the advice of another next time and make 2 smaller circles as the best part for me is the yummy crispy edges. These do not disappoint! TI love that I don't have to mess will cutting in butter. They are also a lot lower in fat than some of the other recipes that come in at over 12g of fat per serving.
I liked how easy these were to make using just one bowl. These are tender and flaky in the middle with a nice outershell. It's not dry like other scones. I used cranberries because it goes well with lemon, and the red looks nice against the yellow batter. I also split the batter into two circles for smaller scones and nicer presentation. If you like more edge parts to the scone so it's crispier, then cut out the wedge pieces and space them out one inch apart on the cookie sheet. I also brushed the top with milk (you can use egg whites as well) and sprinkled some sugar on top. I baked at 375 for 28 minutes and it was perfectly light golden brown. I think this would be a great recipe for other variations - lemon blueberry, lemon poppy seed, nuts, and others!
These are the best scones I have made or tasted! Very easy to make. I made them for a church brunch and took home no leftovers. When I made them for my family, my youngest child, who doesn't like bread-type foods, wanted seconds! These are better than muffins.
What's not to like? Lemony, creamy, yummy. These babies did not last long at my house! Fairly easy to make and delicious. Thanks for sharing.
Excellent scones! Tender and so yummy! I omitted the raisins because DH doesn't like them .. I've made these twice this week .. thanks for sharing!
Lemon, whipping cream, sugar, heaven! Wonderful! Out of sugar now! This would be really good next time with homemade lemon curd!