Often when I want a quick solution to fill out and complement a meal, I will make up a batch of scones or biscuits. They don't take long to prepare and there is no substitute for homemade preparations. Over the years I have gained a bit of a reputation for making some fine quick breads, and after years of practice and the quest to create that perfect biscuit that rises well with a flaky and layered texture, I think my efforts have been rewarded. Key to the process is to use cold butter, not to overwork the dough, and to fold the dough over a few times during the kneading stage.
These savory scones with just a hint of sweetness have a citrus-y burst from fresh lemon zest and go well with any number of meals or just on their own with a pat of butter. They are certainly fancy enough to serve as part of your holiday meals too.
|Buttermilk Lemon Scones|
|Recipe by Lisa Turner|
Published on December 19, 2014
Simple, soft and flaky buttermilk biscuits with a burst of fresh lemon flavor
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Other quick breads to enjoy from Lisa's Kitchen:
Apple Cheddar Scones
Classic Southern-Style Buttermilk Biscuits
Mini Gruyère Scones
Skinny Masala Biscuits
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