Citrus Rosemary Scones offer plenty of zip from oranges and Meyer lemons, with just a savory blush of rosemary. Put a little life into breakfast or tea time with these sweet, fluffy treats.
Early on, we decided that our sons would know how to cook. And cook well. Cooking is not only a necessary life skill, but also a fun activity to share with others. My boys have been cooking in the kitchen since they were old enough to pull a chair up to the counter to stand on and
make a giant mess help. Before that time, they were strapped into a bouncy seat, watching me bustle around the kitchen from a prime position on the floor. I joke that I spend 80% of my day in the kitchen trying to keep up with my family’s appetites. Except I doubt that 80% is much of an exaggeration, because boys are always hungry! Always.
I’m grateful that the Sons love to get elbow deep into ingredients under the guise of feeding our family. Because when they do, I can tidy up the ever-present tornado of school supplies that comes with homeschooling, or maybe get a load of laundry folded and put away.
So when Son #3 approached me to ask if he could make scones for everyone all by himself, of course I couldn’t refuse him. I’m all for any request that starts with giving me the time to unearth our dining room table from under the mountain of school supplies, put away clean underwear, and still end up enjoying a warm scone with a cup of tea.
Priorities, Friends. I have them.
Son #3’s priority is to use our favorite basic cream scones recipe as a guide to create his own buttery masterpieces. He’s the usual catalyst behind creating new scone recipes–such as these dark chocolate blueberry scones, and strawberry scones with lime glaze. Being that I just bought a near truckload of Meyer lemons, and that Son #3 is a huge fan of Starbuck’s lemon loaf, he decided to make an “even better version” of his favorite treats.
After a quick consultation with me, Son #3 decided to add zests from both Meyer lemons and an orange, and also dried rosemary (of all things) to his scone dough because “rosemary is soothing.”
Can we just pause for a second to absorb the fact that my nine year old thought to add rosemary to a scone because he finds it soothing?
That kid cracks me up! He was also right.
Citrus Rosemary Scones are sweet and buttery with plenty of tang from the citrus, and a soothing finish of rosemary.
I happily ignored the laundry long enough to put my feet up and enjoy a very soothing Citrus Rosemary Scone with a cup of tea. I am encouraging life skills, after all.
My Impression: I love every part of these scones. The dual citrus zests imparts a sunny flavor throughout the dough, the tang of which is nicely tempered by the soothing rosemary. The glaze is my favorite part because it’s more zippy than it is overly sugary.
Family Impression: All of the Sons gave these scones two thumbs up. At least I think that they did. All I know is that I had to fight to save one of them for Bacon Slayer to sample when he got home. BS ate his scone almost immediately upon walking in the door, and went looking for another. He was a bit sad to discover that his boys had already polished off the rest of the batch.
Citrus Rosemary Scones Recipe