Friday, September 25, 2009

Lemon Cream Cheese Scones for Afternoon Tea




Are you ready to do some baking now that the weather has cooled? The smell of these scones baking in your kitchen is divine! Here is what you will need:
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.

11 comments:

Michele's Treasures, Teacups, and Tumbling Rose Cottage said...

These sound wonderful! Thanks for the recipe.
; )
~Michele

Lee Laurie said...

Looks yummy! I will have to try these! I love baking and when Fall comes it really puts me in the mood.

ellen b. said...

Oh dear...I picked the wrong time to look at this post. My coffee is sitting here next to me so lonely for one of these lovelies...sigh...

Willow said...

I love scones and yes I do love to bake at this time of the year. We have been having hot weather all week, but they say cool temps are in store for next week. This weekend cleaning stove to get ready for all the baking I do at this time of the year.

Angela McRae said...

If you would publish all of your great tea recipes in a book, I and others will be lined up to get a copy!

Crafty Gardener said...

Yummy tea cakes, I'll make some for sure. We are still having nice warm afternoons.
Thanks for stopping by and visiting my blog.

Miss Jen said...

Wow..... now, doesn't that look scrumptious!

Many Blessings~ Miss Jen

Prim Rose Hill ©2008-2009 said...

I LOVE scones! Can I come over? ;)

Dreamgirl said...

That just looks so yummy!
Can I come over for tea?

Wishing you a very Happy Pink Saturday!

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Oh my those look scrumptious ! I love the crocheted piece they are sitting on !

Lady Katherine said...

They sound so wonderful! I love all things lemon! These sound divine!