Lemon White Chocolate Cranberry Scones
This time of year I love a warm scone, fresh from the oven. Perfect with a nice hot cup of tea on a late fall day.
Of late I’ve been craving all things lemon, must be fighting a bout of scurvy, therefore lemon scones. Among my favorite combinations: lemon, cranberry and white chocolate. Light, fragrant, not too sweet; perfect for the girls on a Sunday afternoon and a marvelous hostess gift during the holidays.
Things I’ve never heard a man say: “Gosh, I could go a good scone! Bob, got any scones?!”
In my opinion, scones should be triangular. There, I said it. It feels so good to get that off my chest. Biscuits = round. Scones = triangle. In my kitchen anyway, you do what’s right for you.
Don’t tell the boys they’re scones… it’ll be our little secret.
Lemon White Chocolate Cranberry Scones – Recipe
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Makes: 12 servings
3 cups all-purpose flour
11/2 tablespoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons grated lemon peel
3/4 cup cold butter, diced
¼ cup sugar, divided
1 tablespoon lemon juice
3/4 cup buttermilk
½ cup dried cranberries
½ cup white chocolate, chopped
Preheat oven to 375*F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Whisk 1 tablespoon icing sugar and 1 tablespoon lemon juice in bowl for glaze and reserve.
- Whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and remaining (3 tablespoons) sugar in deep bowl. Stir in peel. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse meal. Blend in buttermilk to form a soft, but not sticky dough.
- Divide dough in half. Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface. Gently roll or pat dough into a round, about 1/2-inch thick, lightly flouring as necessary to prevent sticking to surface.
- Cut round into six triangular pieces, using floured knife. Set 1/2-inch apart on prepared baking sheets. Brush with glaze. Bake at 375* until scones are golden brown, 15 to 18 minutes.
Serve warm or at room temperature.
We used white chocolate chips because I had some, prefer to use disks or flat bars & chop, but chips are the prefect size and easy to find. Ahem, a certain dog ate half the bag while I wasn’t looking… naughty Jackwahwah.