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Lemon-Lime Scones

Servings: 12
The basic recipe is from my sister, then I tweaked it with lemon and lime.

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 tbsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
Zest of 1 lime
1/2 cup (1 stick/4 oz/113g) butter or margarine, cold
1 egg
2/3 cup milk
1 cup icing sugar (confectioners' or powdered sugar)
1/4 cup lemon juice

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F/220 degrees C. Grease a cookie sheet.

Mix the dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Add the lime zest. Cut in cold butter until crumbly. Beat the egg slightly in a bowl, mix with the milk, then pour into dry mixture. Stir with a fork to make a soft dough. Roll into 12 (2-inch) balls and place on prepared cookie sheet. Bake in preheated oven for 12 minutes or until done. Let cool.

Mix icing sugar and enough lemon juice to make a barely pourable glaze. Drizzle over scones.

Makes 12 scones.

Source: my sister
Submitted By: Anne O'Reilly
Date: August 23, 2007