Lilac Scones with Lemon Curd

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Lilac Scones with Lemon Curd are perfect lilac blossom scones with tangy, smooth, creamy homemade lemon curd to enjoy for breakfast or dessert.

Lilac Scones with Lemon Curd are perfect lilac blossom scones with tangy, smooth, creamy homemade lemon curd to enjoy for breakfast or dessert.


 

Solid base is great for everything. If you prefer making special and memorable things. Everywhere. Not only in the kitchen. Tasty, basic scone recipe with just enough baking powder and all-purpose flour is an evergreen that promises success every time you make desserts loaded with butter. It promises flaky scone recipe.

Once you take your recipe note book out and start preparing this easy scone recipe, you may create earl grey scones or add strawberries, edible flowers or just brush them with honey. Even single, plain scones with buttermilk make an excellent afternoon dessert.

Lilac Scones with Lemon Curd are perfect lilac blossom scones with tangy, smooth, creamy homemade lemon curd to enjoy for breakfast or dessert.

 

This is a lovely recipe story with lilac blossoms. You need two thirds of cup lilac flowers for this batch.

During lots of years I enjoy food, both cooking and eating, I concluded it is important to incorporate unsalted butter cubes with cold hands. It may sound strange but try to cool your hands a bit in cold water. That way, your butter remains grainy for the next steps and it is very important for the best results. We all know what that means: tender inside and crusty outside.

Lilac Scones with Lemon Curd are perfect lilac blossom scones with tangy, smooth, creamy homemade lemon curd to enjoy for breakfast or dessert.

 

Six years ago, I published this recipe and decided to reconstruct it completely since I did not like the photos. I kept the old ones in my archives to see how far have I got but here you can see the ones uploaded and the recipe much better described.

Below, you can see how rough the dough should be, once quickly combined in a bowl and on the woring surface later on:

Lilac Scones with Lemon Curd are perfect lilac blossom scones with tangy, smooth, creamy homemade lemon curd to enjoy for breakfast or dessert.

Just before I started baking scones, here is what they look like :

Lilac Scones with Lemon Curd are perfect lilac blossom scones with tangy, smooth, creamy homemade lemon curd to enjoy for breakfast or dessert.

What does the flower lilac smell like?

The smell of lilac is deep and rich, floral beautiful combination of rose with distant vanilla flavor. That is why we enjoy it that much with lemon curd recipe.

Once you decide to bake lilac flowers scones, I suggest you start with making lemon curd first. That way, it cools in the fridge until your lilac scones are cooked. Homemade lemon curd needs only 15 minutes of your time! Please have in mind making perfect lemon curd time is not calculated in the recipe box below.

I have never bought lemon curd. Or any other type of this easy made fruit spread. It is so easy to make it from scratch at home to enjoy your own version!

What is lemon curd?

Lemon curd is creamy spread made with five ingredients: lemon juice, lemon zest, eggs, sugar and butter for the amazing results. You can serve it as french toast, waffles, cookies, ice cream or pancake spread or to enjoy in cakes, muffins or tarts, instead of custards.

Is lemon curd gluten free ?

Lemon curd is naturally gluten free, easy to make and can be enjoyed in endless ways. It’s a perfect tasty filler for desserts and Swiss rolls and is gorgeous when swirled into a creamy yogurt.

 

For two more ideas made by us, take a closer look here:

 

Lemon Curd Blueberries Crumb Cake

 

Limoncello Tiramisu Recipe

 

If you love lilac, take a closer look at Lilac Syrup   , another beautiful edible flower recipe developed by 2pots2cook.

Lilac Scones with Lemon Curd are perfect lilac blossom scones with tangy, smooth, creamy homemade lemon curd to enjoy for breakfast or dessert.

Before you scroll down to check the details of this beauty, there is one important information to share:

Can scones be frozen ?

Yes, scones freeze well. Let them cool before freezing. Place in a resealable bag or airtight container (a sheet of waxed or parchment paper between them isn’t a bad idea to keep them from sticking to one another). Use them within 3 months.

How do you defrost frozen scones?

The best way to defrost scones is to grab the amount you need from the freezer and pop them on a plate. Keep it covered with a clean tea towel and allow the scones to defrost at room temperature for two to three hours.

 

For more details go to Freezeit.co.uk .

 

 

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Lilac Scones with Lemon Curd

Lilac Scones with Lemon Curd are perfect lilac blossom scones with tangy, smooth, creamy homemade lemon curd to enjoy for breakfast or dessert.

Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword Lilac Scones with Lemon Curd
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8 scones
Author 2pots2cook

Ingredients

  • Ingredients for curd:
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon zest
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • Ingredients for scones:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp white sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 2/3 cup lilac flowers, stems removed, rinsed and dried
  • 1 1/3 stick cold unsalted butter, cut to cubes
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup whipping cream

Instructions

  1. On medium heat, whisk lemon juice, lemon zest, sugar, and eggs in thick bottom medium sized pan. Stir continuously to avoid lumps while your curd is boiling. It should boil about 5 minutes.

  2. Take away from the heat and add butter. Combine until it melts and leave in the fridge to cool completely.

  3. Preheat the oven to 200 C / 392 F and cover your sheet pan dish with parchment paper. Leave it aside

  4. In a mug, whisk eggs and whipping cream. Separate 3 Tbsp of this liquid mixture so you coat the scones with it before baking.

  5. In medium sized bowl, combine dry ingredients for scones: flour,sugar, salt, and baking powder. Add lilac flowers and butter cubes.

  6. Combine quickly but gently, using your hands so butter is coated with dry ingredients as you can see on the photo above. Add eggs mixture and quickly combine with spatula. It is important not to overwork the dough.

  7. Empty your bowl on your clean flat working surface.

  8. Form 8 x 8 inches square on clean working surface, using your hands, pressing butter into the dough. It should look shaggy, 1 inch thick.

  9. Cut to 4 quarters and then cut each of four squares diagonally so you get 8 triangles as you can see on the photo above, too.

  10. Place your triangles on the sheet pan. I used dough spatula to place them easily and left some space between each triangle since they rise while baking.

  11. Brush with remaining egg mixture and bake for 20 minutes.

  12. Cool and serve with curd.

Recipe Notes

Scones storage: could be kept in air tight container at room temperature up to three days. The best way to store curd is your fridge up to one week.

Lilac Scones with Lemon Curd are perfect lilac blossom scones with tangy, smooth, creamy homemade lemon curd to enjoy for breakfast or dessert.

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