2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 tbsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
3 tbsps. cold butter
1 cup dried cranberries, roughly chopped
2 oz. (2 blocks) white chocolate, roughly chopped
2 meyer lemons to zest
1/4 cup juice from meyer lemons
3/4 cup buttermilk
1 cup confectioners sugar
2 tbsp. meyer lemon juice
Preheat oven to 350F degrees
Combine the dry ingredients - flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
With a pastry cutter, cut the butter into the flour mixture until it looks grainy and crumbly
Add the cranberries and white chocolate and combine
Zest two meyer lemons into the flour mixture and combine, save the lemons for the next step
Squeeze the juice from the two lemons and add to the flour mixture
Add the buttermilk and combine thoroughly, use your hands if you have to (I try my best to avoid using my hands as it's not fun getting guck on my camera) and form into a ball. Refrigerate for 15 minutes or overnight, just make sure to cover it with plastic wrap.
Place chilled dough on surface sprinkled with flour
with a rolling pen roll out the ball of dough until it's about 3/4" thick
With a sharp knife, divide into eight slices.
Place on cookie sheet and bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes or until edges start to turn golden brown
In the meantime, zest and juice one meyer lemon and add to the confectioner sugar
Whisk until well blended
When the scones are done baking, set aside to cool
Drizzle glaze onto cooled scones
Serve with tea and on your hubby's china...... ooopsy, did I say hubby's china?? I'll save that story for another post....
The more I use Meyer Lemons, the more I love them. This new batch I bought was amazing. The second I punctured one, the strong sweet lemon scent permeated my nostrils and my kitchen. I couldn't wait to see how they tasted in my scones. It definitely has a tinge of tartness from the lemons but the sweetness from the glaze is a perfect match. My MIL was so impressed that these scones were homemade and hubby loved them of course. What a treat to end Spring Break and to ease the "pain"? of heading back to work in the morning. Mind you, I truly love what I do, but it's been so, so nice to stay home especially with the beautiful weather we've been having. I was able to do a lot of yard work and gardening, sleep with the windows open, babysit my 19 mo. old grandson and go for a stroll. I dream of heaven being like this, partly sunny, with a nice breeze, in the mid 70's with my Meyer Lemon Scones, *whimper* Have a great week!!
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