The past few days my parents have been in town helping us settle into Peoria. I have really enjoyed cooking and baking for them. I wanted to make something quick, easy and satisfying for breakfast so that we could get out and explore my new hometown. I knew that my parents go crazy over the Lemon-Blueberry Scones, but I really didn’t want to make something that they have already tasted. Using the lemon blueberry scones as an inspiration, I baked up these delicious raspberry lemon scones. They were a huge hit! Plump and juicy raspberries, raspberry preserves and a hint of lemon make these scones the perfect way to start to your day.
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Raspberry Lemon Scones
- 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 5 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/4-inch cubes
- 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
- 1 cup raspberries
- 1/4 cup raspberry preserves
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar, sifted
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
- Place flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a metal blade. Process with six 1-second pulses.
- Remove cover of food processor and sprinkle the butter evenly over the dry ingredients. Add the grated lemon zest. Cover and process with 12 1-second pulses.
- Transfer dough to a large bowl. Mix in raspberries with your hands. Add heavy cream and mix with your hands until dough begins to form.
- Gently knead dough by hand until it comes together into a rough ball, about 10 seconds. Divide dough into two equal pieces.
- To shape the scones, with lightly floured hands press dough into two 8-inch rounds. Spread raspberries preserves over one of the rounds, leaving 1/2-inch plain border. Place the other round atop of the preserve covered round and seal edges. With a sharp knife or pizza cutter, cut the dough into 8 wedges.
- Place wedges on an ungreased baking sheet and bake in preheated oven 12 to 15 minutes or until tops of scones are a light brown. Transfer to a wire rack for at least 10 minutes before serving.
- While the scones are cooling, make lemon glaze. Combine lemon juice and confectioners’ sugar until you achieve a thick, opaque icing. Drizzle over scones and serve.
Yields: 8 scones