Luscious Lemon Drizzle Scones…


“The sweet

just isn’t so sweet

without the sour.”


Love scones…love lemon drizzle cake?

Have both in this luscious lemon-popping teatime treat!


Love baking scones!


Lemon zest and juice…love citrus too!


Big scones or mini ones…you choose.


  • 450g self-raising flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 75g butter
  • 50g golden caster sugar
  • zest 3 lemons
  • 2 eggs, beaten, reserve some for glazing
  • 280ml buttermilk
  • Pinch of salt
    For the drizzle icing
  • 3tbs icing sugar
  • zest 1 lemon and juice
  • 1 tbsp jam sugar


Rub in the cold butter.


In goes the sugar and lemon zest.


Now the egg and buttermilk.


Cut, glazed and ready to bake.


  1. Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 6
  2.  In a large bowl, rub the flour, salt and the butter until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  3. Add the caster sugar and lemon zest,
  4.  Make a well in the centre of the bowl, add the egg and buttermilk.
  5. Combine the mixture as a soft dough, place on a lightly floured board and pat the dough out to a 2.5cm thickness.
  6. Use a fluted cutter, dipped in flour, to stamp out the scones, place the scones on the baking tray, then glaze with the reserved egg.
  7. Bake for 12-15 mins until golden, then transfer to a wire rack and leave to cool.
  8. Mix the icing sugar with enough lemon juice to make a thick but runny icing.
  9. Drizzle over the scones, then scatter with jam sugar and lemon zest.
  10. Leave to set for 10 minutes.


Cool on a wire tray.


Prepare the lemon drizzle icing.


Ice, sprinkle on sugar and finally that vibrant, zingy zest.

usually freeze half of this batch of scones, then defrost and ice them when family or friends arrive.

Spread with jam and fresh cream…yum 😋

Frances 🍋





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