Rich, Fresh Lime Scones

EpicureanPiranha | July 12th, 2010 - 14:28
Rich Lime Scones

Fresh, Rich Lime Scones ♥ delicious with cold butter and orange or lime marmalade, or lime curd ♥

This is the based on my recipe for Rich Lemon Scones. You will find that recipe along with detailed instructions on how to make the lightest, most tender scones ever, in this article: Rich, Tender Scones That Melt in Your Mouth!

These tender, rich scones flavoured with fresh citrus zest and juice are guaranteed to convert any “scone hater” into a “scone lover”! I know, I’ve converted two already!!!

These are so different from the mass-produced variety, that they’re a revelation to anyone who has never had a freshly baked scone before, especially scones prepared with a little care.

Rich, Fresh Lime Scones

Rich Lime Scones

Ingredients for Rich, Fresh Lime Scones. The butter has been cut into the dry ingredients, and the lime juice mixed with the milk to create very tender, buttery scones.

250 g (2 1/4 c) plain [all-purpose] flour
125 ml (1/2) c granulated sugar
12.5 ml (2 1/2 tsp) baking powder
2.5 ml (1/2 tsp) baking soda
2.5 ml (1/2 tsp) salt
♦———————————–♦ Combine in medium bowl & mix well.

125 ml (1/2 c) cold butter

1 large egg, lightly beaten
juice of 1 lime, plus enough skimmed [or low-fat] milk to produce  158 ml [2/3 c] of liquid
zest of 2 limes

Rich Lime Scones

The buttery dough, with its specks of green lime zest, has been gently patted into shape and scored prior to baking.

  • Preheat the oven to 220C (425F).
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, or lightly oil it with vegetable oil.
  • Cut butter into pieces, add to dry ingredients, and cut it in until the mixture looks like fine breadcrumbs.
  • Add juice of 1 lime to a measuring cup, then top up with skimmed milk so that you have 158 ml [2/3 c] of liquid and allow it to sit for a few minutes.
  • Combine beaten egg and curdled milk and lime juice mixture - stir well to combine.
  • Add this milk mixture and lemon zest to dry ingredients, and mix lightly until just combined.
  • Gather and turn onto a well-floured surface. Flour your hands well.
  • Press gently into a ball, fold and repeat once or twice at most if needed [don't worry if the top isn't perfectly smooth] then shape into two 15 cm[6 in] circles about 2 cm [3/4 in] high. Mark into wedges and dust tops with a little flour. Carefully transfer to baking sheet.
  • Bake 14 to 16 minutes until golden.
  • Remove from baking sheet after a few minutes and serve immediately, first breaking a round in half, then into individual wedges [don't use a knife to do this].

A few serving ideas ♥

  • Always serve warm with butter, clotted cream, crème fraiche, or sour cream.
  • Dust with icing sugar and sprinkle with fresh lime zest to serve [as in my photos above and below].
  • Prepare some lime butter by mixing lightly softened butter and lime zest. Put it into a pretty pot and chill, or onto a sheet of cling film and roll it up like a sausage that you can slice into rounds after chilling.
  • Delicious served with fresh berries and a selection of jams – lime jelly or marmalade will bring out the flavour even more.
  • Serve with cème fraiche, fresh lime curd, fresh berries, and a glass of sparkling wine for a romantic “Petit déjeuner a deux” ["breakfast for two"].
  • Instead of sprinkling tops with flour before baking, you can mix crushed white sugar or granulated sugar with fresh lime zest and sprinkle over tops.
  • Serve as part of a brunch menu.
Rich Lime Scones

Fresh, Rich Lime Scones ♥ delicious with cold butter and orange or lime marmalade, or lime curd ♥


4 Responses to “Rich, Fresh Lime Scones”

  1. Claude says:

    Superbes photos, alléchante présentation, recette simple pour un néophyte comme moi…Idéale pour le prochain petit déjeuner en tête-à-tête !

    Claude xxx

  2. dubonnet says:

    sounds great!! will try these when the weather cools down!!

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