Monday night I decided to make scones with a recipe I had from the July/August 2007 issue of Tea Time. Delicious Key Lime Scones were made and quickly consumed! I found the recipe made about 13 scones....
Of course a nice pot of tea goes with the scones!
Here is what you will need: 2 cups sifted flour, 5 Tb sugar, 1 Tb baking powder (reduce in high alt), 3/4 tsp salt, 5 Tb cold unsalted butter, diced, 3 oz cream cheese, cubed, 1 egg slightly beaten, 3 Tb fresh key lime zest, 1 1/2 Tb lime juice, 1 tsp vanilla extract,1/2 cup plus 2 Tb heavy cream, divided.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl, sift flour, 4 Tb sugar, baking powder and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in the butter and cream cheese until the mixture is crumbly, Stir in egg, lime zest, juice and vanilla. Mix in 1/2 cup cream until combined. Form dough
Roll on floured surface and cut using scone cutter. Brush tops with other cream and sprinkle with sugar......bake 15 minutes till lightly brown.