Lemon Poppy Seed Scones with Lemon Cream Cheese Glaze
These flaky and creamy Lemon Poppy Seed Scones with Lemon Cream Cheese Glaze are great for breakfast with a cup of coffee, or as an afternoon snack with a cup of tea.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 12 scones
For the scones
- Zest of 2 lemons
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 2 tablespoon poppy seeds
- 1 large egg + heavy cream to fill 1 cup
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon turbinado sugar
For the glaze
- 1 oz cream cheese - softened
- 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice
- 3/4 cup powder sugar
Preheat the oven to 400°F.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the sugar and lemon zest until the sugar turns slight yellow and fragrant.
Add flour, salt, baking powder and poppy seeds to the sugar mixture and mix to combine.
In a measuring cup, add the egg and enough heavy cream to fill 1 cup. Add vanilla extract and beat to combine.
Make a well in the middle of the flour mixture and pour in the liquid mixture, reserving about 1 tablespoon to use as egg wash.
Fold with a spatula or wooden spoon until a wet dough forms.
Turn the dough out onto a well-floured board, flour top of dough and your hands, and pat the dough out about 1/2” thick. Fold the dough over itself and pat it out again, do this about 4 times.
Shape the dough into a rectangle and roll it out to about 5”x8” or 6”x9”.
Cut the rectangle in half length wise, then cut in three cross wise to make 6 squares. Cut each square diagonally to make 12 triangles.
Place the scones on a parchment paper line baking sheet, brush the top and sides with the reserved cream, and sprinkle with turbinado sugar.
Bake for 15 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the middle come out clean.
Let cool completely on a wire rack.
To make the glaze, whisk together softened cream cheese and lemon juice. Slowly add powder sugar while whisking until a creamy glaze forms.
Spoon glaze over the cool scones, as much or as little to your taste.
Serving: 49g | Calories: 173kcal