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Introduction

Welcome to this delightful journey into baking with our Lemon and Sultana Scones recipe! Whether you’re a seasoned baker or just starting out, this recipe promises to deliver a burst of citrusy flavor and a hint of sweetness in every bite. Perfect for a cozy brunch, afternoon tea, or as a sweet treat any time of day, these scones are sure to impress friends and family alike.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Stand Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Servings: 8


Ingredients

To create these delectable Lemon and Sultana Scones, you’ll need:

  • 2 cups (250g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup (50g) granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup (75g) unsalted butter, cold and cubed
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup (75g) sultanas (golden raisins)
  • 2/3 cup (160ml) milk
  • 1 large egg

Cookware Needed

Prepare your kitchen with the following essentials:

  • Mixing bowl
  • Pastry cutter or fork
  • Grater for lemon zest
  • Baking sheet lined with parchment paper
  • Rolling pin
  • Pastry brush
  • Wire cooling rack

Now, let’s dive into the process of creating these delightful scones!

Introduction

Welcome to this delightful journey into the world of baking with our Lemon and Sultana Scones recipe! Whether you’re a seasoned baker or just starting out, this recipe promises to deliver a burst of citrusy flavor and a hint of sweetness in every bite. Perfect for a cozy brunch, afternoon tea, or as a sweet treat any time of day, these scones are sure to impress friends and family alike.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Stand Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Servings: 8


Ingredients

To create these delectable Lemon and Sultana Scones, you’ll need:

  • 2 cups (250g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup (50g) granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup (75g) unsalted butter, cold and cubed
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup (75g) sultanas (golden raisins)
  • 2/3 cup (160ml) milk
  • 1 large egg

Cookware Needed

Prepare your kitchen with the following essentials:

  • Mixing bowl
  • Pastry cutter or fork
  • Grater for lemon zest
  • Baking sheet lined with parchment paper
  • Rolling pin
  • Pastry brush
  • Wire cooling rack

Now, let’s dive into the process of creating these delightful scones!

Instructions

Let’s get baking! Follow these simple step-by-step instructions to create your Lemon and Sultana Scones:

Step 1: Preheat the Oven

  • Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set it aside.

Step 2: Mix Dry Ingredients

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, and salt. Stir well to ensure the ingredients are evenly distributed.

Step 3: Add Butter

  • Add the cold, cubed unsalted butter to the dry ingredients. Use a pastry cutter or fork to cut the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs.

Step 4: Incorporate Lemon Zest and Sultanas

  • Grate the zest of one lemon directly into the flour mixture. Add the sultanas (golden raisins) and gently toss everything together until the sultanas are evenly distributed.

Step 5: Combine Wet Ingredients

  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk and egg until well combined.

Step 6: Form Dough

  • Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the milk and egg mixture. Use a spatula or wooden spoon to gently stir until a soft dough forms. Be careful not to overmix.

Step 7: Shape Scones

  • Transfer the dough onto a lightly floured surface. Gently knead the dough a few times until it comes together. Pat the dough into a circle that’s about 1 inch thick.

Step 8: Cut Scones

  • Use a floured round cutter (about 2.5 inches in diameter) to cut out scones from the dough. Place the scones on the prepared baking sheet, leaving some space between each one.

Step 9: Bake

  • Brush the tops of the scones with a little milk for a golden finish. Bake in the preheated oven for 12 to 15 minutes, or until the scones are golden brown and cooked through.

Step 10: Cool and Serve

  • Remove the scones from the oven and transfer them to a wire rack to cool slightly. Serve warm with clotted cream, lemon curd, or your favorite jam.

Enjoy your freshly baked Lemon and Sultana Scones!

Nutrition Facts

Here’s the nutritional information per serving of our Lemon and Sultana Scones:

NutrientAmount Per Serving
Calories240
Total Fat9g
Saturated Fat5g
Cholesterol45mg
Sodium320mg
Total Carbohydrate35g
Dietary Fiber1g
Sugars11g
Protein5g

Note: Nutritional values are approximate and may vary depending on specific ingredients used.

Enjoy these scones as a delightful treat while keeping an eye on your nutrition intake!

Conclusion

Baking these Lemon and Sultana Scones has been an absolute delight for me. The aroma of freshly grated lemon zest filling the kitchen, the anticipation of biting into a warm, flaky scone with bursts of sweet sultanas – it’s an experience like no other. These scones have become a staple in my baking repertoire, perfect for lazy weekend mornings or afternoon tea with friends.

I encourage you to give this recipe a try and experience the joy of baking these delightful treats for yourself. With simple ingredients and easy-to-follow instructions, you’ll be enjoying homemade scones in no time!


FAQs

Q: Can I use other types of fruit instead of sultanas?

A: Absolutely! Feel free to experiment with different types of dried fruit such as cranberries, currants, or chopped apricots for a delicious twist on this recipe.

Q: Can I make these scones ahead of time?

A: Yes, you can! These scones are best enjoyed fresh out of the oven, but you can also store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days. Simply reheat them in the oven or microwave before serving for that freshly baked taste.

Q: Can I freeze these scones?

A: Yes, you can freeze the unbaked scone dough for up to 3 months. Simply shape the dough into scones, place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and freeze until solid. Once frozen, transfer the scones to a freezer-safe bag or container. When ready to bake, simply place the frozen scones on a baking sheet and bake according to the recipe instructions, adding a few extra minutes to the baking time.

Q: What can I serve with these scones?

A: These Lemon and Sultana Scones pair perfectly with clotted cream, lemon curd, or your favorite jam. You can also enjoy them plain or with a drizzle of honey for a simple yet delicious treat.

Q: Can I make these scones gluten-free?

A: Yes, you can! Simply substitute the all-purpose flour with a gluten-free flour blend of your choice. Keep in mind that the texture and flavor may vary slightly, but you’ll still be able to enjoy these scones gluten-free.

Have more questions? Feel free to reach out, and I’ll be happy to help!

Hey there! I’m Christine, a nutritionist on a mission to make healthy eating fun, delicious, and totally doable for everyone. So, let me give you a peek into my world and how I ended up here.

Growing up, I wasn’t exactly a kitchen whiz. Sure, I knew the basics of eating healthy, but cooking? That was a whole different story. It wasn’t until I started my journey as a nutritionist that I truly began to appreciate the magic of food.

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