Monday, May 9, 2011

Citrus Poppyseed Scones with Glaze

So it is safe to say with a brand new baby at our house, posting here probably won't be happening too often but I did want to quickly share this recipe because its great for spring. I have about two seconds to tell you that these are delicious & pretty simple. Give them a try!

The citrus flavor is up to you. You can make these with orange, lemon or grapefruit.

Recipe source: Slighly adapted from Good Life Eats

What You Need: {Scones}
2 tablespoons zest {grapefruit, lemon, or orange}
2/3 cup sugar
4 cups flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 tablespoons poppy seeds
1 cup cold butter
2 large eggs, plus an extra for the egg wash
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup citrus juice (grapefruit, lemon, or orange)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup powdered sugar
1-2 tablespoons citrus juice


In a small bowl, combine the sugar and zest. Rub the zest and sugar together with your fingers to release the oils.
In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, zest, and poppy seeds. Cut the butter into the flour mixture. Set aside.
In a smaller bowl, combine the 2 eggs, buttermilk, citrus juice, and vanilla. Whisk until well combined. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture, pour in the egg mixture and stir until it comes together. Whisk the additional egg in a small bowl combined with 1 tablespoon water. Set aside.
Turn out on a lightly floured counter and knead a few times until it holds it's shape. Divide into two equal portions (a kitchen scale helps with this) and roll into an 8 or 9 inch circle. Dust the bottom of the circles with flour.
Cut each circle into 6 or 8 triangles. Place the triangles on a parchment lined baking sheet. Lightly brush with the egg wash, then bake for 15-25 minutes at 350 degrees F, or until golden and cooked through.
Cool on a wire rack.

Make glaze by whisking together the powdered sugar and 1 tablespoon of citrus juice at a time until you reach the desired consistency. Drizzle over the scones & serve. Enjoy!