Processor Poppy Seed Lemon Scones

Total Time
35mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

These are made in a food processor, which produces a very light airy scone. Make certain that your butter is very cold, I freeze my butter for about 5-8 minutes. These are best eaten warm out of the oven, or the same day.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Set oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Set oven rack to second-lowest position.
  3. Grease a baking sheet.
  4. In the food processor mix the flour, 1 cup sugar, poppy seeds, baking powder, lemon zest and salt until combined (about 3-4 seconds).
  5. Add in the cold butter pieces, using on/off turns until the mixture resembles coarse meal.
  6. In a bowl whisk together egg and lemon juice, then add to the flour mixture, using on/off turns process until moist clumps form.
  7. Add in 1/3 cup cream or milk, then process with on/off turns until the mixture comes togther, adding in a little more cream or milk if the mixture seems dry.
  8. With floured hands gather dough into a ball, then flatten into about an 8-inch round disc.
  9. Cut into 8 even wedges, then transfer the wedges to prepared baking sheet.
  10. Brush each scone with half and half cream, then sprinkle with sugar.
  11. Bake for about 25 minutes, or until the scones are baked.
  12. Transfer to a rack to cool.
Most Helpful

These were great and easy to make. I used half whole wheat and half white flour, and soy milk instead of cream.
My only critique is that 1 tsp of salt is way too much. I used about 3/4 tsp and they tasted quite salty, so I'll probably go with 1/4 tsp when I make them again.

joanne.smolka January 23, 2012