Rustic Lemon Poppy Seed Scones

READY IN: 25mins
YIELD: 6 scones




  • Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl.
  • Cut in margarine until the mixture is crumbly (consistency will be coarse).
  • Stir in poppy seeds and lemon zest.
  • Make a well in the center of the ingredients.
  • Beat egg in a small bowl until frothy; stir in the milk.
  • Pour egg mixture into the well you made in the flour mixture, and stir with a fork to form a soft dough.
  • Do not overmix.
  • Turn dough out onto a floured surface and knead 8-10 times; divide dough into 6 equal portions, and form into slightly flattened balls.
  • Place balls 1-2" apart on a greased baking sheet.
  • Brush the tops with milk and sprinkle with some confectioners sugar.
  • Bake at 425°F for 15 minutes, or until well risen and both tops and bottoms are slightly browned.
  • Serve with butter, clotted cream, jam, or marmalade, if you desire.