Monday, March 14, 2011

Lemon White Chocolate Chip Scones

I know I have said this a lot before, but after chocolate my next favorite flavor is lemon. I love scones too, not the fried bread kind (of course I love those too), but the real kind of scones that are a little more like biscuts. I found this recipe here: http://createdbydiane.blogspot.com but I tweaked it a bit. I found it needed just a bit more sugar which I have posted the amount I used  in my recipe here. I love to glaze mine right out of the oven, and then drizzle a colored glaze on later after they cool, it looks prettier that way. These were way good and way lemony! Great for breakfast with a glass of milk! Yum!
Lemon White-Chocolate Chip Scones
2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
3 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, chilled
1/2 cup skim milk
3 Tablespoon lemon juice
zest of 1 lemon
1 teaspoon lemon extract
1 egg
1 egg yolk
1/2 cup to 1 cup white chocolate chips
Mix together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add milk, lemon juice, zest and extract along with one egg and one egg yolk. Mix until blended. Stir in the White chocolate chips. Lightly knead on a heavily floured surface  a couple of times (This dough is rather sticky and you don't want to work it too much or the scones will be tough. Place dough on a wax paper or plasitc wrap-lined  small cookie sheet (mine is 9 x12), form  dough into a rectangle, cover with more plasitc wrap or waxed paper, then chill dough for about an hour.

Remove from cookie sheet and remove the top layer of plastic wrap and cut in half length wise, then cut each have into 3 squares, then cut each square in half cross-wise to form triangles. Place  onto a cookie sheet that has been lined with parchment paper (you can use a non -stick cooking spray, I just love parchment paper though)  a few inches apart. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 -25 minutes until golden brown.
While scones are baking make lemon glaze:
Lemon Glaze
Mix 1 cup powdered sugar with 3 Tablespoons lemon juice and 1 teaspoon lemon extract. Whisk together until smooth. Brush this glaze on warm scones. Then add another 1/2 cup powdered sugar to the glaze and 2 drops of yellow food coloring. Whisk until smooth, then place in a decorator's bag with a small circle tip. (can use sandwich bag and cut the very tip of one corner off to make a small hole) Then drizzle on top of scones when they are cool.

                   Enjoy!!

2 comments:

  1. Looks good! I'm going to make this today. But I don't see white chocolate in the recipe.

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  2. oops... thanks for pointing that out! I added 1/2 cup to 1 cup of white chocolate chips.

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