Ingredients

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  •  cup unsalted butter, chilled
  • ½ cup half and half
  • 1 large egg
  • 1¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 3 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
  • Juice of one lemon (reserve 2 teaspoons for glaze)

Lemon Glaze

  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 teaspoon (reserved) lemon juice

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Cut the butter into ½ inch cubes and distribute over the flour mixture.
  4. With a pastry blender or two knives, cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs (a KitchenAid mixture with a paddle can also be used).
  5. In a small bowl, stir together the half and half, egg, vanilla, lemon zest, lemon juice, and ginger. Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture and mix gently until combined.
  6. Use a small 2 to 3 ounces ice cream scoop to place dough on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  7. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove the baking sheet to a wire rack and cool. If desired, finish with lemon glaze.

Lemon Glaze

Mix confectioners’ sugar, water, and lemon juice in a bowl.
Drizzle on the scones.

Makes: 9 to 12 scones
Total Time: 30 – 40 minutes


About the Chef

Chef’s Name: Linda Endquistrecipe02
Family: Spouse – Lisa
Community: Carlsbad Village
Hobbies/ Interests: Yoga, hiking, nature, foodie excursions, learning to surf
Favorite Local Activity: San Diego craft beer tastings, walking the Carlsbad sea wall
About the Recipe: I’ve always loved the simple things. Summer is here, and I wanted to share this refreshing and uncomplicated treat with Carlsbad Danish Bakery customers and local residents.
About the Chef: I was originally a chef in the hotel and restaurants scene. I fell in love with baking along the way and never looked back. I currently enjoy baking for the greater Carlsbad community as a chef at the Carlsbad Danish Bakery, a family owned and operated full service retail bakery. For more information about the bakery or to view other delicious treats visit www.carlsbaddanish.com.