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Light and fluffy homemade lemon scones with a lemon glaze and sprinkled with lavender. | livinglou.com

Homemade Lemon Scones

Author: Louisa Clements
3.19 from 16 votes
These light and fluffy homemade lemon scones with a lemon glaze and a sprinkle of lavender are perfect for breakfast or afternoon tea.
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Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
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Servings: 8


  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar, divided
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup cold unsalted butter, grated
  • 1 cup 35% cream

For glaze:

  • 5 tbsp icing sugar
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ tsp dried lavender


  • Preheat oven to 425F, line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, whisk flour with 1 tbsp sugar, baking powder, lemon zest and salt. Grate cold butter directly into flour mixture, and stir to coat butter in flour mixture.
  • Using a wooden spoon, gradually stir in cream until dough is sticky and is beginning to come together. Turn onto a floured surface and shape into a 1” thick circle, be careful not to overwork the dough as this will make it tough. Cut into 8 equal wedges.
  • Brush tops of scones with the cream leftover in measuring cup, and sprinkle with remaining sugar. Bake for 13-15 minutes or until puffed and slightly golden. Remove from oven, cool on baking sheet for 10 minutes, then cool completely on wire rack.
  • Whisk icing sugar with lemon juice in a small bowl, drizzle over scones and sprinkle with lavender.
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