iced lemon and poppy seed scones

These are a quick little treat. Ideal for when you’ve not got much in! This recipe makes 9 medium scones.

what you need:

  • 8oz self raising flour
  • 2oz butter
  • 2 tsp poppy seeds
  • 1 lemon
  • 2oz caster sugar
  • milk to mix
  • 5 heaped tbs icing sugar

what you do:

  • preheat oven to 210C
  • put the flour into large bowl and rub the butter into it using your fingers
  • add the poppy seeds and sugar and mix in using a knife
  • grate in the zest of the lemon
  • add some milk drop at a time until the mixture forms a stiff dough
  • take golf ball sized amounts of dough and mould into scone shapes using hands
  • place the scones well spaced on a greased baking sheet and cook for 10 minutes
  • once cool mix the icing – add icing sugar to a bowl with juice of half a lemon and a tiny drop of boiling water – mix well into smooth drippy icing
  • drizzle on top of the scones in a haphazard way

to serve:

my preference is with a nice cup of tea. I also pop these into packed lunches. Although I have been known to slice them open and fill them with lemon curd and clotted cream….

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