These bakery-style lemon poppy seed scones are tender, flaky, and easy to make. They are perfect for a weekend treat or a delightful addition to any brunch menu. The refreshing zing of lemon, combined with the subtle crunch of poppy seeds is a match made in heaven. – The poppy seeds add a slightly nutty flavor that complements the zesty lemon flavor. – The scones are lightly sweetened, making them the perfect treat without being overly indulgent.
Ingredients – 3 cups all purpose flour (360 grams) – ½ cup sugar – 4 teaspoons baking powder – 1 tablespoon poppy seeds – ¾ teaspoon salt – zest of one lemon – 8 tablespoons butter, chilled – ¾ cup buttermilk – 1 egg – ½ teaspoon lemon extract or lemon oil
1. Add the dry ingredients and lemon zest to a large bowl. Cut the cold butter into the flour mixture until it looks like damp sand with pea sized lumps.
Combine the buttermilk, egg, and lemon extract in a small dish then add it to the dry mixture. Use a wide spatula to fold the mixture
1. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface and divide in half. Create two round disks about 6 inches in diameter.
1. Place the scones on the prepared baking sheet and bake until golden brown. Mix the ingredients for the glaze in a small bowl then drizzle it over the top of the scones. The fresh lemon juice adds a bright flavor to the glaze.
These lemon poppyseed scones are delightful served warm from the oven with a dollop of butter or a drizzle of honey.