Lemon Scones

I go through “things” as I like to call it. I’ve been through the cupcake “thing,” a pancake “thing,” and I think now I’m stuck in a scone “thing.” In the past few weeks I’ve bombarded my house with scones. I just can’t get over how easy they are. These lemon scones were made because one of the attorneys in the office I work in brought a 5 lb bag of lemons to work and told everyone to take them, because his lemon tree is going insane. I took about 4 lemons. I still have 3 left after making these scones, so I need some more lemon ideas.

These were delicious and crumbly.
I love scones.

Lemon Scones

Ingredients
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1/2 cup crisco
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 1/2 tsp lemon zest
Additional sugar for topping

Directions

1. In a medium bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Cut in the crisco so the mixture resembles fine crumbs. Add buttermilk and lemon peel. Stir until just mixed.

2. On a lightly floured surface knead gently about 6 times. Shape into a ball.

3. On a greased baking sheet, pat the dough into a circle about 1/2 inch thick and 8 1/2 inches in diameter. Cut 8 wedges into the dough, not cutting all the way through. Top with the additional sugar.

4. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes.

* makes 8 scones

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