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Thursday, July 05, 2012

Luscious Lemon Chip & Sweet Cranberry Scones

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Now that the kids are home for summer vacation and our mornings are not so rushed, it is nice to make them a special treat for breakfast.
 I call it "LOVE FROM THE OVEN".
One of our favourites are SCONES...made with buttermilk & so soft & tender.
Today I am sharing a  NEW recipe..... made with a new-to-me-product...lemon baking chips.... the results....these  wonderful & amazing lemon chip & sweet cranberry scones.
To be honest, I had never heard of LEMON CHIPS until I was browsing the aisles of the Bulk Barn last week  and found them among the chocolate chips.
I didn't know what I was going to do with them, but they looked & smelled SO good...I decided that they had to come home with me!
 Once I got home, I thought about all the lemon combinations we like....
Raspberry & lemon.
Blueberry & lemon.
Cranberry & lemon.
All gorgeous flavour combinations, but I decided to go with Cranberry & Lemon because that is what we had in the freezer at the moment.
I used my Mother's buttermilk biscuit recipe, which is easily adapted into a scone recipe by adding sugar and fruit.
There is NOTHING easier to make than a baking powder biscuit.
If you invest time into learning how to make biscuits, it will serve you a lifetime of a great side to add to a meal.
 For this recipe, you will need:
 2 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2-3 tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup cold butter
1 1/4 cups buttermilk
3/4 cup lemon chips
1 scant cup frozen cranberries {I like lots of berries. Use less if you don't!}
Sanding sugar {course sugar} {optional}

Directions: In mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar. Stir. Cut butter into cubes and add into flour mixture. Use pastry cutter or 2 forks to cut butter into flour mixture until it resembles course crumbs. Add lemon chips and cranberries and buttermilk. Stir with large spoon until soft dough forms.{If dough seems dry, add a little more buttermilk}. Turn onto floured surface {and flour your hands too!}and knead gently 7-8 times.

 Form dough into circle about the size of a dinner plate. Sprinkle with sanding sugar.
Cut into 8 wedges.
Place on cookie sheet or pizza pan.
Bake at 425 degrees for 12-14 minutes.
{Make sure you add scones to a HOT oven as this helps to activate the baking powder}
 Remove from oven when tops are slightly golden.
 Serve as a special breakfast treat, share with neighbours or enjoy with tea!
The lemon chips with the cranberries are perfectly divine tasting!
This biscuit recipe is so versatile.
If you leave out the sugar and fruit, it can be just a plain biscuit...perfect for strawberry shortcake.
Add a cup of shredded cheese and a teaspoon of garlic powder to the recipe and you have lovely cheesy biscuits to go with a soup or chowder.
Add a cup of shredded cheese and diced ham and you have a great brunch or lunch biscuit.

Have you tried LEMON CHIPS?
What did you make with them?

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חתולי8 said...


Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

WOW! My mouth is watering again from your site! I will have to check our local bulk store to see if they have the lemon and other flavored chips! I love making scones -- will have to give your recipe a try!

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

I've never seen lemon chips either. I can imagine they would be great paired with cranberries in a biscuit. I love biscuits ... mmm ... must make some biscuits.

Kelli said...

Sounds wonderful! I have not seen lemon chips as well. I love anything lemon so I bet they are great.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

These look delicious, Angie! I'll bet they make for a great breakfast. I have not heard of lemon chips before but you can bet I'll be looking to see if they are around here.

Bronwyn said...

Lemon chips?? No way! Lemon is my second favourite flavour (after Peanut butter!) and I could really enjoy those chips!! They look absolutely scrumptious in your scones great colour,too- red and yellow.I wonder how they would be in cookies??
I am hitting the Bulk Barn in the morning. I can taste them already...

Danielle said...

Hi Angie,

Wow! I've never seen lemon chips either! I'm definitely going to look for them now. I love any and all things lemon! The possiblities are endless, right?! I also love scones for breakfast and these ones look divine! I hope I can find those chips. I'm on a mission now! : )

Danielle xo

Heather Kinnaird said...

IO have not tried lemon chips, but they look delicious

Rustown Mom said...

I have never seen these in the store but i would totally buy them, like you did, and figure something out! Those scones look amazing. I have never made them, but I know my peep would eat them up! Pinning this right now. (:

Little Miss Maggie said...

OMG, I want these scones. I am writing down this recipe. They are so inviting. I must try to make these.

Robyn said...

This looks absolutely delicious!!
Robyn :)

Erin Alldredge said...

My mouth is watering looking at this. I need to find some lemon chips. I'm always looking for things to mix in to scones. I'd love it if you shared this at my link party.

jenny said...

Lemon chips! I haven't seen them here, but I will begin the search. My immediate thought was to toss some in blueberry muffins. Ooo, or how about a cheesecake?! Yep, I'll have to search them out here in the states.

Earlier I pulled some pureed pumpkin out of the freezer to make scones. Maybe I'll try it with your scone recipe!

thistlewoodfarm said...


This looks so delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe!


TidyMom said...

I've never heard of lemon chips either! did they have orange? I love the orange cranberry muffins at Panera, and would love to make scones...but lemon would be delicious too, I'll have to look for them in our stores

Thanks so much for linking up! I featured your post in my wrap up Have a fabulous rest of the weekend!

The Liberty Belle said...

This recipe falls into my 'must try' category. They look scrumptious! Thank you for sharing the recipe. Where did you find the lemon chips???

AikoVenus said...

Mmm, these look so gorgeous! And your pictures are so bright and beautiful! The lemon chips sound amazing, too - I need to check these babies out...and maybe make the recipe as well! ^^

This is my first time on your blog and I must say that I am thoroughly enjoying everything that I am seeing!

Ashley Urke | Domestic Fashionista said...

lemon chips!? I have never heard of such a thing! It sounds amazing! I am going to have to keep my eye out for those!

Cindy said...

Hi Angie,
YUM! Your recipe sounds amazing, I have never seen lemon chips before, I'll have to look for those. You're so right about learning to make baking powder biscuits, they are so good with so many different kinds of meals and so GOOD! My mother made them for Saturday breakfast to go with hamburger gravy all of my teen years, and of course I learned to make it too. It's one of my hubby's favourite meals.
I love scones, thank you for the recipe.
Hugs, Cindy

Sandy Ang said...

looks fab and sounds really delicious

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I'm a big fan of scones, and this recipe sounds YUMMY.

Six Sisters said...

This looks so yummy! We love all of these ingredients! Thanks for joining us for "Strut Your Stuff Saturday". We hope you'll be back soon! We loved having you. -The Sisters

CAS said...

Where have I been -- have never heard or seen lemon chips before, but now the search is on!

Leslie said...

Hi! What a scrumptious looking scone! I've never seen lemon chips before, but now I'll be on the hunt. You're photography is beautiful, too! This is my first time visiting, and I'll be back!

Pat said...

Extremely yummy looking. Never saw lemon chips before. I will be looking for them. Great photos.

Christine said...

Lemon chips.... LEMON CHIPS??? I did not know that existed... oh and you know me and lemons.... YUM!!!!

Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

Jocelyn said...

Lemon chips??? I wish we had them here because those sound awesome!!! Your scones are absolutely gorgeous!!!

Winnie said...

These look and sound incredible!
I've never heard of lemon-chips and I'm intrigued! Unfortunately I won't be able to find them here

Savannah McQueen said...

OH my do these look good. I think you've inspired me to create some. Stopping by from Skip To My Lou!

Maria said...

Oh wow these look WONDERFUL!!! The perfect scones! There's nothing like a good scone, I love making them too! Yours look perfect!

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