This month I joined the Improv Challenge. As a participant, you have to make something that will include two ingredients the same for everyone. This month the ingredients are lemon and sour cream.
As I am looking for healthy and satisfying breakfasts this month, I decided on making scones.
Did you know that with just one lemon you can make yummy, refreshing scones? Perfect for this season, when we are trying to enjoy citrus fruits.
The sour cream in this recipe makes those babies rich, flaky and delicate in flavor while lemon adds burst of freshness and citrus. The glaze is not too tart nor too sweet. Just right on top of the scones. 🙂
Sour Cream and Lemon Scones with Lemon Glaze
I slightly changed this recipe.
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 cup unsalted butter, cold, cut into tablespoon pieces
1/4 c sour cream
1/4 tsp baking soda
about 2-3 Tbsp of milk
zest of 1 lemon
1 large egg
Mix sour cream and baking soda in a small measuring cup. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk all dry ingredients together ( flour, sugar, baking powder, soda, salt and nutmeg ). Add butter and cut it in using a pastry cutter.
Add enough milk to sour cream and soda mixture to make 1/2 cup of liquid.
Add sour cream and milk mixture, egg and the zest to your dry ingredients and stir gently until just combined.
Place the dough onto a lightly floured surface, divide into two parts. Flatten each one into a disk, about 1/2 inch thick. Cut in half and then each piece in half again and again. You should have 8 scones.
Place them all on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Repeat for the second disk.
Now you should have 16 scones nicely placed on a baking sheet. Place the baking sheet into the refrigerator, preferably overnight, or at least 30 minutes.
When ready, preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Bake the scones for 13 – 15 minutes for the 30-minute refrigerated ones, or 15 – 18 minutes for the overnight refrigerated ones.
Cool on wire rack.
for the glaze:
juice of 1/2 lemon
1/2 cup powdered sugar
Whisk it all together until smooth. Glaze cooled scones.
There you go: a citrus – fresh breakfast, ideal for January morning!