Thursday, June 13, 2013

Lemon Biscones

This is just a different version of my Cinnamon Biscones from Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook. I added lemon zest and a delicious lemon glaze to a basic Buttermilk Biscone recipe. It was delicious, I served them for girls weekend and everyone agreed they were perfect. A Biscone is a combination of a scone and a biscuit. It marries the ease of the biscuit with the buttery flavor of the scone--a match made in Heaven! Light and delicious.

Lemon Biscones
3/4 cup cake flour
3/4 cup all purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
zest from 1 lemon
1 tablespoon baking powder
3/8 teaspoon fine sea salt
1 stick cold butter, cut in 1/2 inch cubes
3/4 cup buttermilk or more as needed
1 egg beaten for wash
2 tablespoons sanding sugar
Rub zest into sugar with your fingers--it will smell wonderful! Add flours, baking powder and salt, mix well. Cut in cold butter with 2 knives or a pastry blender. You will have various sizes of butter from pea size chunks to sandy patches.
Gradually add the buttermilk and gently fold the ingredients together until you have a soft dough with no flour at the bottom of the bowl. You should still see lumps of butter in the dough--this makes the flaky goodness. If the dough seems too dry add a tablespoon of buttermilk. the dough should seen slightly sticky and moist.
Scoop mounds of the dough on a parchment lined sheet pan. I like stoneware. I also use the Pampered Chef large Scoop. This is the perfect size. You will get 12 maybe 13 biscones. Brush gently with egg wash and sprinkle generously with sanding sugar. Bake at 375 for 18-20 minutes. Rotate pan half way through. Keep a close eye on them. You want a very light golden biscone. Do not over bake.
Remove to a cooling rack and when cool glaze.
Lemon Glaze
1 cup powdered sugar
zest from 1 lemon
lemon juice to desired consistency
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Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch said...

These look tasty! Have a wonderful weekend!

Jenn said...

I bet this lemon version is to die for!! Yummy.

Delectably Green said...

Sounds delicious - sort of like a sweet biscuity scone - LOVE the lemon drizzle!
Mary x

Unknown said...

Well you know I'll be trying these. I loved the cinnamon ones, and I like lemon even more!

Nedra said...

I like lemon even more than cinnamon. Gotta try these!

Rebekah said...

How positively lovely! I know I would love lemon biscones. :)

Andrea_TheKitchenLioness said...

Cindy, I have never heard the expression "biscones" before but you make them sound and look just wonderful - I love everything lemon and I can see these lovely lemon biscones making an appearance at one of my afternoon teas soon!
Have a wonderful Sunday!

Debra Eliotseats said...

I love the ease of this. Beautiful.

Unknown said...

YUM! Lemon treats are so good! Would love for you to bring this to Super Sunday at Who Needs a Cape?

Saw you at Dessert now, Dinner Later

Amber @ said...

I love citrus! Sounds great! Thanks for sharing at Sweet & Savory Saturdays #17.

~Amber @ Dessert Now, Dinner Later!

Deb A said...

I so love lemons and these are pinned to my I heart lemon board!

Kayte said...

Anytime you are posting lemon things I am bookmarking, you know that! These look particularly wonderful...I had something else marked for Sunday but I am thinking I need to change the plans and do these instead. Yep, definitely a Sunday treat!