Kelly the Culinarian: Stand mixer Sunday: Lemon scones

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Stand mixer Sunday: Lemon scones

This one didn't quite turn out the way I thought, but I know how to fix it. I was originally perplexed by this recipe because it had no leavening agent and relied on frozen lemonade concentrate for flavor. But here it goes:
6 cups sifted self-rising flour

1 cup heavy cream

1/4 teaspoon salt

12 ounce can of lemonade concentrate

Put the flour in the mixing bowl and attach the dough hook. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix on lowest setting until fully incorporated. Turn out on a floured surface and roll into 3/4-inch. Use a sharp knife to cut triangles out of the dough or use a coffee mug to make circles. Place on a floured cooking sheet, brush with milk and bake in a 400-degree oven for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Here's what I'd do differently -- warm cream, lemonade and 2 tablespoons butter in the microwave until very warm. After cutting into shapes, allow to sit for 45 minutes to rise and rest. There's always a next time.

Either way, the lemonade is a great flavoring agent and I'd try it again.

Next weekend: Honey oat bread


daphne said...

they look like lemon biscuits =)

Larramie said...

Lemon drops with a cup of tea, how delicious!

The Cooking Ninja said...

Those would be so good with a nice cup of tea :)

Katie Zeller said...

What an interesting recipe! And, yes, they would be perfect with tea...or, as they say on this side of the pond, for elevenses