Raspberry Lemon Scones

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Homemade buttermilk Raspberry Lemon Scones are a delightful summer treat that you can enjoy for breakfast, brunch, or afternoon tea.

Homemade buttermilk Raspberry Lemon Scones are a delightful summer treat that you can enjoy for breakfast, brunch, or afternoon tea.

One of my most favorite things to do in this world is to enjoy afternoon tea. There’s something about having my own pot of tea with a huge tower of treats that completely tickles my fancy. I’ve always shied away from making things that involve butter + flour + technique. You know, things like pie crust and biscuits. Slowly but surely I’ve gotten better at improving my technique and my poor thighs have paid the price.Buttermilk Lemon Scones are quite simple to make and turn out light and fluffy if made with a delicate touch. They're perfect for Mother's Day brunch.

I use my handy dandy food processor to mix up the dough. I am totally out of my comfort zone when I dump the dough on the mat for shaping because it is so under mixed at that point. See? Its all about the technique. I just crushed up a bunch of frozen raspberries I had in my freezer, spread them out over the dough, and folded it over.Homemade buttermilk Raspberry Lemon Scones are a delightful summer treat that you can enjoy for breakfast, brunch, or afternoon tea.

Then I shaped my scones into a big disk and cut them into eight equal pieces. The crunchy sugar crystals on the top are the absolute best.Homemade buttermilk Raspberry Lemon Scones are a delightful summer treat that you can enjoy for breakfast, brunch, or afternoon tea.

See the pretty layer of raspberries? Love it.

Homemade buttermilk Raspberry Lemon Scones are a delightful summer treat that you can enjoy for breakfast, brunch, or afternoon tea.

Bake them up and count the minutes until you can dig in.

Homemade buttermilk Raspberry Lemon Scones are a delightful summer treat that you can enjoy for breakfast, brunch, or afternoon tea.

Scones are best with creme fraiche but I just put a healthy sized dollop of whipped cream on top and it was just perfect. Homemade buttermilk Raspberry Lemon Scones are a delightful summer treat that you can enjoy for breakfast, brunch, or afternoon tea.

And of course I had to share my half-way-through-my-pig-out-session photo.

Homemade buttermilk Raspberry Lemon Scones are a delightful summer treat that you can enjoy for breakfast, brunch, or afternoon tea.

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Raspberry Lemon Scones
 
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Homemade buttermilk Raspberry Lemon Scones are a delightful summer treat that you can enjoy for breakfast, brunch, or afternoon tea.
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Recipe type: breakfast
Yields: 12-16 scones
Ingredients
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • zest from one large lemon
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, cold, cut into 1" cubes
  • 1 whole egg
  • buttermilk (about a cup, see instructions)
  • 2 cups raspberries (I used frozen and then smashed them into tiny pieces)
  • large sparkly sugar crystals for the top
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Prepare your baking sheet by lining with parchment paper.
  2. Add flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and lemon zest to a food processor with the dough attachment in place. Pulse a few times to combine the ingredients.
  3. Add cold butter cubes and pulse until the mixture has little pea sized dough balls.
  4. Using a glass (or see through) measuring cup, add the egg and lightly beat. Then, add enough buttermilk such that the combined volume of the egg and the buttermilk is 9 ounces. Stir to combine.
  5. Slowly add the buttermilk egg mixture to the dry ingredients while pulsing after each pour just to combine. Be very careful not to over mix. Turn out dough onto a lightly floured surface. Not all of my dough was combined and I worked it together once on the counter. Divide the dough into two parts and pat the dough so that it is about 1" thick. Add the raspberry pieces to the top of half of the dough and then fold the dough over. You can incorporate the raspberries any way you choose, just be careful not to overwork the dough. Slice across or cut into biscuits (I made two rounds and then sliced each one into 8 scones).
  6. Sprinkle the scones with the sparkly sugar and bake in preheated oven for about 15 minutes until lightly golden brown.
  7. Serve with whipped cream, butter, or creme fraiche as well as fruit preserves.

 

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  1. Jenny Martin says

    Girl, what are you doing to me? lol I hop over to pin a recipe from my latest e-mail, and 10 recipes later, I realize, I’ve been pinning for an hour! Lol Then I’ll hear one of my kids call to me, “Mom, I thought you said you were gonna check you e-mails, really quick? What’s taking so long??” Luckily you save me when I appear with pumpkin spice scones, and a promise to make raspberry lemon scones. lol. Great recipes, you are awesome! (from the pumpkin spice full mouths of my children, Lol)

    • Krissy says

      What an awesome comment. Thank you, Jenny! You and I sound identical when it comes to “checking your emails”. Glad you enjoy the photos! Krissy

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