scones!!

Sweet Sunday Brunch Scones

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  • Feb 16 2013

Simple Raspberry Lemon Zest Scones

These sweet scones are so incredibly easy to make for a deelish brunch and they also make for the best treat with the girls over tea and bunch-o-gossip. Work it out, everyone loves a cute girl that can cook.

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cake flour
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ stick (1/4 cup) cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 ½ cups fresh raspberries (this is interchangeable with blueberries, dried cranberries, currants, apple slices etc)
  • 3/4 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 1 large egg, plus 1 large egg yolk beaten for egg wash
  • Zest from one Lemon
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ¼ cup sugar in the raw, for sprinkles on top

1.   Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheet with foil and non stick spray.

2.   Mix together flours, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Cut in butter or rub in with your fingers, until mixture has a coarse mealy texture.

3.   In a large mixing bowl whisk together buttermilk, 1 egg, lemon juice and lemon zest. Gently fold raspberries into flour mixture, trying not to overwork them too much and fold together lightly with your hands until dough comes together, lightly toss a bit of flower to keep hands from sticking.

4.   Turn out dough onto a floured work surface, and gently knead dough just to incorporate flour. Mold dough into a  1-2-inch-thick round. Cut into 8-12 wedges, (like a pie) depending on the size of scone you’d like.

5.   Transfer to prepared baking sheet. Brush with egg wash, and sprinkle with sugar in the raw. Bake until golden brown and cooked through, about 35-40 minutes. Cool and serve immediately with a touch of butter, mascarpone cream, or a spot of tea, perfect treat for a deelish classy brunch.  xx ck


  • Cristina

    OMG girlfriend!!!!! This is absolutely AMAZING!!!!!!u00a0 I just read the recipe, and decided to make it tonight and I am so impressed! The only thing I did different is I made them in cupcakes! :) They were fabulous and so are you!!!! :)nCristina

    • http://twitter.com/StilettoChef Candice Kumai

      u00a0 Amazing Charlie and Christina!! Please tweet about this amazing cake orn share it on FB at: http://www.facebook.com/#!/StilettoChefnnPeople love hearing these success stories! Enjoy the good life xx Candice

  • Cristina

    OMG girlfriend!!!!! This is absolutely AMAZING!!!!!!  I just read the recipe, and decided to make it tonight and I am so impressed! The only thing I did different is I made them in cupcakes! :) They were fabulous and so are you!!!! :)
    Cristina

    • http://twitter.com/CandiceKumai Candice Kumai

        Amazing Charlie and Christina!! Please tweet about this amazing cake or
      share it on FB at: http://www.facebook.com/#!/StilettoChef

      People love hearing these success stories! Enjoy the good life xx Candice

  • Charlie

    This cake is incredible! I made it last week & could not stop eating it… So moist :) I used it to make pumpkin cake pops which I dipped in dark chocolate – amazing! This is the first recipe of yours I have made but I will def. be making more. FYI I used melted butter instead of oil & added an extra 1/2 teaspoon of each of the 3 spices – prefect!!!

    • http://twitter.com/StilettoChef Candice Kumai

      u00a0Amazing Charlie and Christina!! Please tweet about this amazing cake or share it on FB at: http://www.facebook.com/#!/StilettoChefnPeople love hearing these success stories! Enjoy the good life xx Candice

  • Charlie

    This cake is incredible! I made it last week & could not stop eating it… So moist :) I used it to make pumpkin cake pops which I dipped in dark chocolate – amazing! This is the first recipe of yours I have made but I will def. be making more. FYI I used melted butter instead of oil & added an extra 1/2 teaspoon of each of the 3 spices – prefect!!!

    • http://twitter.com/CandiceKumai Candice Kumai

       Amazing Charlie and Christina!! Please tweet about this amazing cake or share it on FB at: http://www.facebook.com/#!/StilettoChef
      People love hearing these success stories! Enjoy the good life xx Candice

  • Mellanie

    Made it for thanksgiving dinner dessert! It was soooooo good!

    • http://twitter.com/StilettoChef Candice Kumai

      I love it Mellanie!! It was a mega-crowd-pleaser I bet!! Happy Holidays! xou00a0

  • Mellanie

    Made it for thanksgiving dinner dessert! It was soooooo good!

    • http://twitter.com/CandiceKumai Candice Kumai

      I love it Mellanie!! It was a mega-crowd-pleaser I bet!! Happy Holidays! xo 

  • Bre Biscardi

    Hey Miss Candice! So I tried making this recipe twice and both times it was super thick…I’m not sure what I was doing wrong but was wondering if the consistency is supposed to be like that ofu00a0muffin batter?

    • http://twitter.com/StilettoChef Candice Kumai

      Bre, after you baked it how did it come out? Did you see the 1 cup canola oil on there? + Pumpkin + 3 eggs? Should be a cake batter consistency:) let me know, here to help! xx

  • Bre Biscardi

    Hey Miss Candice! So I tried making this recipe twice and both times it was super thick…I’m not sure what I was doing wrong but was wondering if the consistency is supposed to be like that of muffin batter?

    • http://twitter.com/CandiceKumai Candice Kumai

      Bre, after you baked it how did it come out? Did you see the 1 cup canola oil on there? + Pumpkin + 3 eggs? Should be a cake batter consistency:) let me know, here to help! xx