Monday, October 3, 2011

31 Days of Things I've Been Wanting to Do, Day 3: Raspberry Scones with Lemon Glaze

Believe it or not, this was my very first time making homemade scones. Something I've Been Wanting to Do.... but was, to be honest, a little intimidated to try! I'm not sure what else you can make, other than scones, to get that 'I am a true home-maker' feeling! We loved the fresh taste of the berries and the lemon glaze. And no need for intimidation!

What you'll need:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 Tb. baking powder
2 Tb. sugar
5 Tb. butter, cold, cut in chunks
1 cup heavy cream, plus more for brushing
1 cup fresh raspberries

1/4- 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
Zest from one lemon
1 Tb. butter

How to make it:
1. Sift together the dry ingredients (flour, powder and sugar). Using a pastry blender, cut in the butter. The mixture should look like tiny crumbles.

2. Make a well in the center and pour in 1 cup heavy cream. Fold it together until just mixed. Then fold in the raspberries, being careful not to mash them.

3. Press the dough into a rectangle on a floured surface. (Approximately 12 x 3).

4. Cut the rectangle in 1/2, then cut those halves in 1/2. You should have 4 squares that you then cut in 1/2 on a diagonal giving you a triangle shape.
(This is where I have read, the less imperfect, the more beautiful. In that case, mine are gorgeous!)

5. Place the scones on a cookie sheet and brush the tops with heavy cream.

6. Bake @ 400* for 15 to 20 minutes until golden brown.

7. Glaze: Let the scones cool for a few minutes before topping with the glaze. In a microwave safe bowl, mix confectioners' sugar and lemon juice (The amount of juice depends on how thick or thin you like your glaze. I like don't like my glaze disappearing off the scones so I use less lemon juice). Add zest and butter. Microwave for 30 seconds. Whisk the glaze until it's smooth, then drizzle over the tops of the scones.


  1. These look yummy ... I just might have to try these, too! :)

  2. These sound so good! And, I love the way you cut them out--I'm going to try that next time I make scones.