Turn the oven on now so it is getting nice and hot! 400 degrees will be lovely!
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 of cream cheese softened, 1 egg and 3/4 cup of heavy whipping cream.
To make 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 the flour mixture. I like to roll my dough out on a floured pastry cloth to about 1/2" and cut with a 2" scone cutter. Place scones on ungreased baking sheet about 2" apart. Brush with lemon juice. This recipe makes about 14 scones baked about 16 minutes until golden. Remove from the baking sheet and serve warm with lemon curd or clotted cream.