Lemon Rosemary Scones From Scratch are a sweet, subtly savory treat perfect for breakfast, brunch, or tea!
I'm not a big baker. Mainly because I'm not a big sweets person. My sweet tooth is like, "meh…" I'd rather eat cheese. My husband's the baker in this family, but I had told my co-workers that I'd bring in a homemade treat for our Monday morning managers meeting, so come Sunday afternoon, I was a hunt for something to make. Unlike me, they have sweet teeth, so I decided to bring some scones. Since it's an 8:30 am meeting, I needed something that was breakfast-y. These Lemon Rosemary Scones were it!
I decided on Lemon Rosemary Scones from scratch because, well I found it on the Pioneer Woman's website and they looked amazing. And mainly, I had everything needed to make them already and I was too lazy to walk down the street to the store. At least I thought I did. After I started, I
made asked really really nicely, that my handsome husband go to the store for me. Twice.
I started the scones by sifted together flour, sugar, salt, and baking soda.
Then I cubed some butter,
And then added the butter cubes to the flour mixture and cut it in with a pastry cutter until the dough was nice and crumbly.
Oh yeah, before I did all that, I mixed heavy cream with rosemary and lemon and let that sit for about 10 minutes to let all the flavors meld into the cream. Then I added it to the flour butter mix.
And mixed and kneaded it until it was a smooth sllliiggghhttllyyy tacky dough.
Rolled 'er out, cut her into squares then triangles,
and put her on parchment paper for the oven. I don't know why I personified the dough, but it's totally a lady. Maybe it's because scones are classy. Like a lady.
18 minutes later, they were done! Pay no attention to my inability to cut equal or even triangles…
The frosting helped.
Leave it to the Pioneer Woman to completely submerge her scones in the frosting instead of a measly little drizzle.
These Lemon Rosemary Scones from scratch were really good. Like for real. A wonderful lemon flavor with a hint of rosemary and not too dry or too moist and just the right amount of crumble.
Enjoy! As always, if you make this recipe or any of my others, I love to hear what you think! Leave a comment below, email me, or you can find me on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest!
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Lemon Rosemary Scones From Scratch
- 3 cups All-purpose Flour
- 2/3 cups Sugar
- 5 teaspoons Baking Powder
- 1/4 teaspoon Salt
- 2 sticks 1/2 Pound Unsalted Butter, Chilled And Cut Into Pieces
- 1 whole Large Egg
- 1 cup Heavy Cream
- 1 Tablespoon Finely Minced Fresh Rosemary
- Zest Of 1 Lemon
- 5 cups Powdered Sugar Sifted
- 1/2 cup Whole Milk More If Needed For Thinning
- Zest And Juice From 1 Lemon
- 1 teaspoon Finely Minced Fresh Rosemary
- Dash Of Salt
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
- Mix cream with egg, lemon zest and rosemary and allow to sit for 10 to 15 minutes to steep.
- Use a pastry cutter or two knives to cut the butter pieces into the flour. Keep going until mixture resembles crumbs. Mix wet mixture with flour mixture; stir gently with a fork until combined. Mix should be crumbly, but if it's too crumbly to work with, splash in a small amount of heavy cream.
- Turn dough onto a floured surface and lightly press it together until it forms a rough rectangle. Use a rolling pin to roll into a rectangle about 1/2 inch to 3/4 inch thick. Use your hands to help with the forming if necessary. Final rectangle should be about 18 inches by about 10 inches. Use a knife to trim into a symmetrical rectangle, then cut the rectangle into 12 symmetrical squares/rectangles.
- Next, cut each square/rectangle in half diagonally, to form smaller triangles.
- Transfer to a parchment or baking mat-lined cookie sheet and bake for 18 minutes, removing from the oven just before they start to turn golden. Allow to cool for 15 minutes on the cookie sheet, then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.
- To make the icing, add lemon zest, lemon juice and rosemary into milk; allow to sit for awhile.
- Mix powdered sugar with the milk, adding more powdered sugar or milk if necessary to get the consistency the right thickness. Stir or whisk until completely smooth.
- One at a time, carefully dunk each cooled scone in the glaze, turning it over if necessary. Transfer to parchment paper or the cooling rack.
- Allow the glaze to set completely, about an hour. Scones will keep several days if glazed.
These look so delicious!
Gotta try this! Looks great!
My mouth is watering….. I want to eat some of your scones this minute with my nice big mug of tea! So glad you dunked them in the glaze! I would serve the leftover glaze on the side 😀
Oooh on the side! What a good idea! I did save the rest though to use on another treat 🙂
Oh my goodness, brilliant! I've made and looooved sweet rosemary biscuits, but never thought of scones, and certainly never mixed with lemon. I just love this idea, and had no idea scones were so easy to make! Can't wait to try them!
These look great! And I am laughing about your hubby needing to go to the store for you twice...my hubby just did the same thing for me recently! 🙂 Sweet hubbies!
Haha! Definitely a sign of a good hubby- although they do reap the rewards 😉
These scones look lovely Tracy. Thanks for bringing them to the fiesta 🙂
Thank you! 🙂
I've never made a scone but I think these mat have convinced me. I really like the addition of the rosemary, helps them to not be quite so sweet. Yours looks beauiful
Wow Tracy - These little ladies are beautiful! I've yet to meet a scone a didn't like...yet, I've never met one quite like this! The lemon and rosemary combo sounds delicious and the first thing my sweet tooth noticed was the glaze! I bet your husband forgot all about the 2 trips to the store after one bite 😉 Thanks for bringing them along to Fiesta Friday and sharing with us all.
Thank you! Scones are hard to beat, especially when they're dunked in icing! 🙂
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I love scones, Tracy! Lemon and rosemary... Totally dipped in glaze... It just sounds like they're right up my alley! Delicious... And they're so pretty!! I bet everyone loved them.. You need to come to work with me! I would like scones on Monday morning!! 🙂
They were a hit! Monday mornings need a bit of something to take away from it being a Monday morning 😉
Tracy, these look perfect and are a great treat to bring to a party. I love the look of the rosemary bits in the glaze. I know these are terrific scones, because that Pioneer Woman, man, she can bake something fierce. Looks like you executed just as well. Happy Fiesta Friday!
Thank you! And thank you for co-hosting! 😀