I love, love, love lemon. It’s just one of those flavors I really love.
We have fresh Rosemary and Lemon Verbena growing in the back yard in some pots and I thought wouldn’t it be great to bake something with them. Here’s what I came up with.
Lemon Rosemary Scones
It’s an easy recipe. I basically mixed all of the dry ingredients in one bowl and wet ingredients in a smaller bowl and then they get mixed together. No stand mixer needed, it’s all done by hand.
Recipe: Preheat your oven to 350degrees.
In a large bowl mix:
- 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 3 T. sugar
- 2 1/2 t. baking powder
- 1/2 t. salt
- 1 T. fresh chopped Rosemary
- 1 T. fresh chopped lemon verbena
- 1/3 cup very cold butter – diced into small pieces
In a smaller bowl mix:
- 1 egg- beaten
- 1 t. vanilla
- 5 T. heavy cream (may need more to get the texture you want)
- 1 T. fresh lemon juice
Mix the liquid ingredients into the dry and then place the dough on a lightly floured surface and knead about ten times until the dough is smooth.
Roll out the dough to about 1/3″ to 1/4″ thickness and then either make a circle and cut into pie shape or use a biscuit cutter and make biscuit shapes.
This had the perfect dry, flaky texture of a scone. Perfect for dipping in hot tea or coffee with very mild flavors of lemon and rosemary.