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Lemon Poppy Seed Scones

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Lemon Poppy Seed Scones - Hip2Save

Brighten up your morning with these lively homemade lemon poppy seed scones that are both easy to make and come together quickly using a food processor.  They come out perfectly crumbly and tender with a great lemon-y flavor – perfect for a lazy weekend morning or a special occasion brunch!

Lemon Poppy Seed Scones

(Adapted from Food.com)

Ingredients:

3 cups All-Purpose Flour
1/2 cup Sugar
3 tablespoons Poppy Seeds
1 tablespoon Baking Powder
2 tablespoon grated lemon rind
10 tablespoons cold Butter, grated or cut into small pieces
1 large Egg
2 tablespoons fresh Lemon Juice
1/3 cup Milk ( I use skim)
1 tablespoon Sugar

Making Lemon Poppyseed Scones Hip2SaveDirections: Mix flour, 1/2 cup sugar, poppy seeds, baking powder, and lemon peel in a food processor. Cut in butter using brief on/off turns. In a small bowl, whisk together egg and lemon juice. Add to flour mixture using brief on/off turns until moist clumps form. Add 1/3 cup milk and process again briefly using on/off turns until dough forms. If you have a scone pan like mine, press mixture evenly into the greased pan. If not, just flour your hands and create a dough ball on cutting board. Flatten to about 8 inches round, and cut into 8 wedges. Transfer wedges to a baking sheet and brush with milk. Sprinkle with an extra tablespoon of sugar. Bake at 375 degrees for about 25 minutes, until scones are golden. Let cool and serve. Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container.
Yummy Lemon Poppyseed Scones Hip2SaveNote: I decreased sugar by half from original recipe because I like less sweet scones so use your judgment. Also, these scones can most certainly be made by hand or by using a stand mixture if you don’t have a food processor. The key is to not overwork the dough to keep them fluffy.

[h2s_box]Written by Lina for Hip2Save. Lina is a proud mom of 2 small kids who loves photography, all holidays, cooking, thrift store makeovers, bargain shopping, and DIY makeovers. Her goal is to create a beautiful life and stylish home on a dime! To see all of Lina’s recipes created just for Hip2Save, click here.[/h2s_box]

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Comments 24

  1. Mirela

    Can I use my Vitamix instead?

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Sure I’m sure you can – use what you prefer or have. – Thanks

  2. bap673

    We love scones at our house. Thank you for the recipe. Is that a Pampered Chef scone pan? I always just roll and cut into wedges but the pan would be much easier. 🙂

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      It’s from Cost Plus World Market – thanks I love it 🙂

  3. Maria

    I love love love scones. I bought some from aldi once to try and I loved them! But after that week I never saw them again.

    • Shel

      I got really excited when I read the first half of your comment 🙂 I’ve never seen them at mine…but I’ve never looked either! I’ll have to keep an eye out for them. Thanks for mentioning!

  4. Anonymous

    Where do you buy poppy seeds?

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Spice isle in the grocery store. Thanks

      • Anonymous

        Okay, thanks!

    • Mia

      I buy them at European stores:-) they are cheaper there

    • Chelsea

      We buy ours at Cost Plus World Market. The ones at a regular grocery store can be really expensive!

      • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

        Oh good idea – I forget about their spices!

      • Anonymous

        Thanks, Chelsea!

  5. Shannon

    Any other items we can add instead of lemon and poppy seeds? Would like to use the base with another flavor. Thanks!

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Sure we love cranberry orange, oatmeal raisin, plain vanilla, also chocolate chip scones. Yum –you can basically add nuts, currants or whatever you enjoy!

      The recipe I use for oatmeal raisin is a little different —http://www.quakeroats.com/mobile/recipes/scottish-oat-scones.aspx

    • Heather

      I make scones often. Love them with mini-choco chips…blueberry rocks too.

  6. Kim

    Oh my these look delicious! Can’t wait to make them this weekend! Thanks for the recipe!

  7. Linda

    I looooooooove that pan! What else could you use it for so I can justify going out and buying one!?

  8. Sarah F

    Hi,

    is it ok to use whole wheat flour? Thank you.

  9. Brit Chic

    any way to adapt these to gluten free?

  10. Adina

    Anyone try using oil instead of butter?

  11. melanieg

    I usually cut the sugar im my baked goods recipes by half, especially when fruit is a ingredient, us 1/2 cup of sugar what you personally use? Or is 1/2 cup what this recipe originally called for.
    i would like to try these out but def not a fan of too sweet baked goods.

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