Lemon Cornmeal Scones
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Lemon Cornmeal Scones

Scones often accompany the tradition of afternoon tea. Enjoy both the lemon flavor and slight cornmeal crunch.

8
scones
15 min
PREP TIME
40 min
TOTAL TIME

Ingredients

Topping

2 tablespoons sugar

1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest

Scones

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup yellow cornmeal

2 tablespoons sugar

4 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

6 tablespoons cold Land O Lakes® Butter cut into chunks

1/3 cup Land O Lakes® Half & Half

2 large Land O Lakes® Eggs

2 teaspoons freshly grated lemon zest

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 400°F.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine all topping ingredients in bowl; set aside.

  3. STEP 3

    Combine flour, cornmeal, 2 tablespoons sugar, baking powder and salt in bowl; cut in butter with pastry blender or fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

  4. STEP 4

    Stir in half & half, eggs and 2 teaspoons lemon zest just until moistened. Turn dough onto lightly floured surface; knead 5 to 8 times until smooth, adding only enough flour as necessary to keep dough from sticking to surface.

  5. STEP 5

    Pat dough into 9-inch circle on greased baking sheet. Sprinkle topping evenly over dough. Score circle into 8 wedges with knife, do not separate.

  6. STEP 6

    Bake 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool 10 minutes. Carefully separate scones.

Tip #1

Prepare scones as directed above, stirring in 1/2 cup sweetened dried cranberries, chopped dried apricots or chopped pecans with flour.

Nutrition

250Calories
11Fat (mg)
80Cholesterol (mg)
490Sodium (mg)
32Carbohydrates (g)
1Dietary Fiber
5Protein (g)

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  April 22, 2011

This is easy and delicious. They rise beautifully and the corn meal adds a hearty touch to a very light scone. Serve them warm with honey or lemon curd.

— says Debbi
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  October 03, 2009

If using splenda, double the amount called for and add a little honey to cut through the bitterness of the cornmeal.

— says jane
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