These amazing Lemon Scones are the perfect addition to any celebration. With Easter coming up this weekend, you may be beginning to plan what is going to be added to your breakfast or brunch family meal. With the brightness of spring and celebration of light and life this Easter, these lemon scones add the flavors that remind you of this time of year.
* This is a sponsored post for Horizon Organic. The recipe, idea and opinions are all my own.
Around Easter we focus a lot on traditions. Gathering with family for brunch is always part of that tradition. I want to invite you into a glimpse of my home and traditions this Easter to be able to share with you a bit more of my life.
Easter morning always begins with resurrection rolls and then church. We go with the family to celebrate the real reason for the holiday.
We have a lot of family to balance on holidays. Both my side of the family and my husband’s side of the family are local. When I say my husband’s side of the family, we are talking about his immediate family as well extended with 40+ cousins, aunts, uncles and grandparents. We have so much fun seeing everyone, and it is hard to edit. Therefore, holidays keep us happily busy.
Easter brunch has been hosted at my house with my immediate family for the last few years. We gather for food around the table and then the kids go upstairs to play. While they are playing the Easter bunny comes. We have set out our eggs, and he hides them throughout the yard.
He also always brings the GOLDEN EGG. I spent my childhood searching for the golden egg diligently. I’m a tad competitive, and I must admit that I often found it. Now it is my children’s turn. The golden egg is a big plastic egg normally filled with the bigger candy bars and some money. If you are looking for non-candy treats that your kids will enjoy, why not try some Horizon Organic products like their fruit snacks, fruit crunchers, super squeezes, snack grahams or sandwich crackers.
After celebrating with my family, we head over to my husband’s grandparents house where we gather as a huge group. This family is focused around the family table for Sunday supper (a big ham dinner) and then the kids get to run all over the yard searching for eggs. It’s double the pleasure for my kids on Easter day.
Holiday traditions always include food. The table brings people together in a way that is unique and important for family togetherness. I hope these lemon scones are what some of you will be feasting on this Easter and many breakfast or brunch celebrations to come.
Ingredients Needed for Lemon Scones Recipes (Yield: 8 Scones)
- 3 cups flour
- 1/2 cup white sugar + 1 tsp sugar reserved
- 4 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3/4 cup Horizon Organic butter, frozen
- 1 Horizon Organic egg
- 1 cup Horizon Organic Milk
- 1/2 Tbsp white vinegar
- 2 tsp grated lemon zest
Ingredients Needed for Lemon Scones Glaze
- 1/2 cup powdered Sugar
- 1 Tbsp Horizon Organic butter, melted and cooled slightly
- 1 Tbsp Horizon Organic milk
- 1 1/2 tsp lemon juice
How to Make Lemon Scones
- Move rack to bottom position and preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
- Cut in butter.
- Put 1/2 Tbsp vinegar in a measuring cup and add Horizon Organic Milk until 1/2 cup. Stir and let rest for 5 minutes (this is making buttermilk). After 5 minutes, add another 1/2 cup Horizon Organic Milk.
- Whisk together milk and egg. Pour into the flour mixture. Add lemon zest. Stir together until moistened and holds together.
- Press into a bowl using the side of the bowl.
- Prepare a lightly floured surface and press into a 7-8 inch circle that is 3/4 inch thick.
- Sprinkle with 1 tsp sugar.
- Using a sharp knife, cut your circle into 8 equal wedges.
- Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and carefully add your wedges to the cookie sheet, placing the scones about 1 inch apart. If you don’t have or don’t want to use parchment paper, lightly grease the cookie sheet.
- Bake until golden, about 15 to 17 minutes. Cool.
- To make glaze, rapidly whisk together powdered sugar, butter and milk. Once combined, allowto cool slightly and then whisk in lemon juice until smooth.
- Using a whisk, drizzle glaze onto cooled scones.
I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do. Who can resist that fabulous lemon flavor during the spring season? Not me! Have a fabulous Easter celebrating with your own family. I’d love to hear about your Easter traditions.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Horizon Organic. The opinions and text are all mine.