I love scones! Especially the home-made ones, which put those things that a certain ever-present coffee shop sells to shame! Scones are very easy to make, so I don’t know why I even bother with the store-bought ones. Yet every once it a while, I’m tempted while getting my morning caffeine fix and I buy one. In a moment of doubt as I’m reaching for my cash, I even think back to the last baked good I purchased there and how it really wasn’t worth the calories, much less the money. But then I convince myself that it was probably just a fluke last time and that the one that’s in the display case today look fresh. It will be different this time. But it’s not. Sad to say, the scones are always sort of stale and sickeningly sweet. What a disappointment. I should have waited til I got home, or bundled up one of my good home-made scones to take along with me for the road. I guess hope springs eternal.
I promise you these Lemon Cranberry White Chocolate Scones will not disappoint. They are just chock-full of favourites of mine, namely cranberries and white chocolate. The lemon zest gives them a wonderful fresh zing as well. Slathered in butter, clotted cream and topped with strawberries…pure heaven!
One taste of these lovelies and you’ll be ruined for the coffee shop scones. They’ll still have you for their coffee elixirs, so you shouldn’t feel but so bad for them. And one day maybe I’ll learn.
Lemon Cranberry White Chocolate Scones
recipe adapted from: The Sweet Chick
yield: 8 scones
- 2 cups flour
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 6 Tablespoons cold butter, cut into 1″ pieces
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries (I used Craisins)
- 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
- heavy cream to brush over tops of scones
- Demerara sugar to sprinkle over scones