Mojito Scones: Happy Hour, Meet Breakfast.
photo by Boomette
- Ready In:
- 2 1⁄2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour (10 1/2 ounces)
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄3 cup light brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons freshly grated lime rind (zest, the rind of 1 lime)
- 1 tablespoon of fresh mint, chopped
- 1⁄2 cup cold butter
- 3⁄4 cup cold milk
- 1⁄2 teaspoon lime oil (optional, for enhanced flavor)
- coarse white decorator sugar (optional)
- Whisk the first 7 ingredients together in a bowl.
- Work in 1/2 cup cold butter until the mixture is unevenly crumbly.
- Add 3/4 cup cold milk and 1/2 teaspoon lime oil (if using).
- Stir just until the dough is cohesive.
- Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface, shape it into a rough ball, and roll or pat it into an 8″ round.
- Patting the dough into a lightly greased 8″ round cake pan is an easy way to make a nice, neat round.
- If you’ve patted the dough into a pan, turn the pan over and rap it sharply to drop the dough onto a lightly floured surface.
- Score it into 8 wedges.
- Brush with milk, and sprinkle with coarse white sparkling sugar, if desired.
- transfer the wedges to the sheet, separating them by about 1″ at the outer edge.
- Place the scones in the freezer for 15 minutes; this will help them rise higher.
- While the scones are chilling, preheat the oven to 400°F.
- Bake the scones until they puff up and begin to brown, 16 to 20 minutes.
- Remove them from the oven, and cool briefly on the pan before transferring to a rack.
- Serve warm, or at room temperature. Wrap any cooled leftovers airtight, and store at room temperature for several days; freeze for longer storage.
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It's true that it's a fabulous recipe. The taste of the lime and mint is wonderful. I didn't brush the scones with milk. And since my oven was already at 400 F, I didn't put them in the freezer to wait 15 minutes. I used the food processor to do the dough. And the mint was finely chopped at the same time. I patted the dough with my hands. And I baked them 20 minutes. Thanks Annacia :) Made for Photo tag game