Thursday, February 5, 2009

Lemon Cream Cheese Scones


Get the oven ready at 400 degrees to make some lovely Lemon Cream Cheese Scones:
You will need: 2 1/2 cups of sifted flour, 1/4 cup of sugar, Zest from 1 large lemon, juice from 1 large lemon, 3 tsp baking powder, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/3 cup of butter softened, 4 oz cream cheese softened, 1 egg, 3/4 cup of heavy whipping cream
Heat the oven to 400 degrees. Mix the flour, sugar, lemon zest, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Cut in butter using a pastry cutter until the mixture is crumbly.
Mix the cream cheese and egg together in a small bowl and stir in the milk and then add to flour mixture
I like to roll out my dough on a floured pastry cloth to about 1/2" and cut with a 2" scone cutter. Place scones on ungreased baking pan 2"apart. Brush with lemon juice. This recipe will make about 14 scones.
Bake 16 minutes until golden brown...Remove from baking sheet and serve warm with lemon curd or clotted cream. To keep from eating them all ourselves - we take them over to the neighbors too! They love us!

3 comments:

ellen b. said...

Can I be your neighbor?

Lady Katherine said...

These sound wonderful! I have a lemon mix, but I may add the cream cheese in. I may just make them both! lol

Donna @ Party Wishes said...

I will bring these to my friend's Valentine's Day tea on Thursday...thanks so much!