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Lemon Rosemary Scones

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.

Flour, sugar, baking powder and salt, lemon zest, fresh rosemary, lemon verbena. Mix it around just a bit with a fork.
Add cold butter, that’s been diced into small pieces.
Take a hand held pastry blender and blend away until you have a fine crumb mixture.
Add the wet ingredients – egg, vanilla, heavy cream, and fresh lemon juice.
P1010350 Mix it until it forms a ball and then roll it out on a lightly floured surface.
Bake at until they are a light golden brown.
Here you have it…Lemon Rosemary scone with Lemon Chiffon tea. A perfect pair for an afternoon of relaxing.

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.



I'm a wife and Mom. I love baking, crafting, scrap booking, and reading for fun. I work full-time outside of the home and I have one adult son who has high functioning Autism. My husband and I have been married for over 25 years and I still love him as much today as I did the day we were married.

One thought on “Lemon Rosemary Scones

  1. For some reason my rosemary died. It was beautiful, big, bushy. It became brown, and then died. I think it just rained too much here. I’m going to plant more rosemary but also more herbs too. I can’t wait to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing it!


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