Spread the love with some raspberry lemon scones this Valentines! Plain old scones spruced up with some berries, citrus and almond crunch, slathered with jam and cream. One of my absolute loves with desserts are berries!(if you haven’t figured that out already) Raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, you name it, I love it and most of us do! These scones make it easy to simply enjoy your berries with every bite! What better way to start the day than with some freshly baked breakfast!
PREPARATION TIME: 30 minutes
INGREDIENTS (makes about 8 scones)
- 500 g plain flour, plus extra for dusting
- 4 tablespoons caster sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- Zest of 1 lemon
- 110g unsalted butter (cold, cubed)
- 200 ml milk
- 150g fresh raspberries
- Handful of almonds, finely chopped
- 1 egg, beaten
You will also need: A heart shaped cookie cutter or any shape you prefer
(Adapted from a recipe by Jemma Wilson)
Preheat the oven to 200°C.
In a large bowl, combine the plain flour and baking powder. Grate in the lemon zest and stir through with a fork.
Add in the cold cubes of butter and rub through with the help of your fingers until you achieve a crumble like texture. Note: Alternatively, you could simplify the process and use a food processor.
Create a well and pour in the cold milk, start to combine with the dry ingredients using a fork until it just starts to come together.Tear in the raspberries and scatter it into the bowl. Stir through again, to evenly distribute the berries through the mixture.
Tip the dough out onto a floured surface and bring together with your hands. Lightly roll out the dough about roughly 1 1/2-2 inches in height.
Cut out the scones using the cutters and place them onto a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Gather the remaining dough and repeat the process.
Using a pastry brush, glaze the top of the scones with the egg. Sprinkle on some sugar and flaked almonds. Place the tray in the oven for about 15-20 minutes or until it turns a lovely golden brown and is cooked through.
You can also serve these with a zesty lemon glaze drizzled over the top!
There you have it, freshly baked berry scones!
Do not overwork the dough with combining the ingredients together.Once you add in the raspberries make sure not to squash them too much in the process.
Remember to flour the surface before working with the dough and cutting out the scones.Berries are an easy way to add a splash of red to your desserts, perfect for Valentines! You can find other berry desserts and smoothies on the blog as well! Here’s one of my old posts, heart shaped linzer cookies! Linzer cookies: Lemon & Berries
If you give this recipe a go, I’d love to see how it turned out. Leave a comment below and share your pictures on Instagram using the tag #thecookbooklife!
Happy Valentine’s Day!