Breads/ Breakfast

Meyer Lemon & White Chocolate Scones

Meyer Lemon & White Chocolate Scones // www.thefoodwright.com

I hereby present to you theeeeeee flakiest, dreamiest scones on planet earth. No lie, my friends – these babes are good.

Meyer Lemon & White Chocolate Scones // www.thefoodwright.com

And! They’re made with meyer lemons. Have you ever had a meyer lemon before? It’s actually a cross between a mandarin orange and a lemon! They’re so strange at first because it’s like…you look like a lemon…but taste more like a mandarin…and smell like a mandarin, too…and this is very confusing for my brain…you get the idea. It’s like when you’re going to take a sip of milk but you accidentally grab the OJ cup instead 😝 Except, well, meyer lemons are significantly more pleasant than that experience.

Scones remind me of England (wahhh! I miss it.) and one day, specifically, where I was eating a scone on a bench in St. James’ park and the dang pigeons would. not. leave. me. alone. and I was so terrified that they would just jump up on me and poop on me and take my scone away. I mean, is there ANYTHING worse than something coming up and pooping on you and then taking your food away?

Greedy things. NO ONE can take my food from me. No one.

Meyer Lemon & White Chocolate Scones // www.thefoodwright.com

Aaaannywayyyy. Not only are these scones exceptionally superb in flavor and texture, (and filled with only the largest and dreamiest of white chocolate chunks, swoon) but they’re also supa supa easy to make (which is totally wonderful). Bowl to oven to mouth in, like, 30 minutes or less, so there isn’t even time to get hangry! And getting hangry while cooking can happen all the time, especially if you’re not prepared with snacks to sustain you during the process. Like bread making? You need a meal or two in there because it takes so long.

Not for these babes though. No angry hunger necessary. Just carby lemon & white chocolate lovin’.

Meyer Lemon & White Chocolate Scones // www.thefoodwright.com

Meyer Lemon & White Chocolate Scones
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Serves: Approx. 8 large scones
 
Ingredients
  • ½ c full-fat, plain greek yogurt
  • 3 T sugar
  • juice of 2 meyer lemons (about 2 T)
  • zest of 1 meyer lemon
  • 1 egg
  • ½ c unsalted butter, very cold & cut into small chunks
  • 2 c all-purpose flour
  • 1 t baking powder
  • ½ t baking soda
  • ½ t salt
  • 3 oz. white chocolate baking bar, chopped
  • juice of 2 meyer lemons (about 2 T)
  • zest of 1 meyer lemon
  • 1 c powdered sugar
  • 2 T heavy cream
  • 1 T salted butter, melted
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the egg, yogurt, sugar, lemon juice, and lemon zest until smooth.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Cut in the butter with a pastry blender or fork until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  4. Combine the wet and dry ingredients and mix together with a wooden spoon until a dough forms. Mix in the white chocolate chunks. The dough will be a bit scraggly and that’s okay.
  5. On a well-floured surface, dump out the dough and gently knead and shape into a circle about ¾ inch thick. Cut the circle into 8 triangles and carefully transfer to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a nonstick baking mat.
  6. Bake for 8-10 minutes, until just lightly golden brown on the outside. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
  7. For the glaze: whisk together the lemon juice, lemon zest, powdered sugar, heavy cream, and salted butter, adding more powdered sugar if it’s a little too runny, or a little more heavy cream if it’s a little too thick. Generously glaze the scones once cooled.

 

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8 Comments

  • Reply
    Alexa [fooduzzi.com]
    April 14, 2016 at 2:11 pm

    I’m so obsessed with these photos!! Lucia you’re KILLING it. Scones are in a two-way tie with muffins (coffee cake or blueberry) for my favorite baked good, and lemon has been on my mind pretty much every day. These are perfect.

    • Reply
      Lucia
      April 14, 2016 at 4:11 pm

      Oh Alexa, you are always so nice to me! Haha. Oh man – I’m a serious muffin lover, too. Thanks, love!

  • Reply
    Erica
    April 13, 2016 at 5:31 am

    Yay for meyer lemons!! And these look so sunny and bright and happy, totally sets my mood for this upcoming work day.
    Also I totally get the hangry feels haha. Clearly I need more scones in my life!!!

    • Reply
      Lucia
      April 13, 2016 at 8:07 am

      Hanger is soooooo real!! Scones help 🙂

  • Reply
    Liz
    April 12, 2016 at 3:45 pm

    gahhh London! These scones totally remind me of London too!! I’ve actually never tried meyer lemon before (totally had no idea what they tasted like before your post haha) but I;m so curious now! Beautiful, as always, girl!

    • Reply
      Lucia
      April 12, 2016 at 7:00 pm

      Someday we’ll plan a foodie trip to London 🙂 You have to try them – they’re so different but so good!! Thanks, girl!

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    Keith @ How's it Lookin?
    April 12, 2016 at 2:09 pm

    They look great. I love white chocolate. Thanks for the idea

    • Reply
      Lucia
      April 12, 2016 at 7:00 pm

      Thank you, Keith!

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