I adapted this delicious recipe from one in the April issue of Delicious magazine. From the moment I saw it, I knew it was something I wanted to bake. A fairly ordinary buttermilk scone recipe which have lemon soaked sugar cubes pushed into their centres!
The scone dough is fairly simple. It was quite damp, so if you want scones that look more like baking powder biscuits, don't add all of the liquid. I found it very tacky. I did not want to add too much extra flour to them, so I just patted them out on a well floured surface and used a well floured cutter to cut them out.
Because the dough was kind of tacky they spread a bit . . . the ones in the magazine were straight up and down. I actually liked them spread out a bit, and soft sided . . .
The lemon soaked sugar cubes melt and end up tasting sort of like lemon curd. It's like magic really!
In the magazine they recommended serving them with cream and jam, but I can tell you, they were positively delicious all on their own. Even the day after. In fact we found them quite, quite moreish!
*Nan's Sugar Scones*Makes 15 medium scones
Cut into 2 1/2 inch rounds using a sharp round cutter and using a sharp tapping up and down motion. Do not twist the cutter and flour the cutter in between cuts. Place the scones onto the baking sheet as desired. Gather the trimmings and re-pat and cut until you have used up all the dough, and placing them on the baking sheet.
Hope you will give them a go and let me know what you think!