Meyer Lemon & White Chocolate Chip Scones

by Kiran on May 17, 2013 · 59 comments

in Baking, Desserts

Hi friends!

If you are following us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, you’ll find me and the rest of Food Blog Forum attendees posting our nails off at this year’s Food Blog Forum event all weekend long, from Walt Disney World!

To give you an idea about this awesome food blogging conference, here’s a recap from last year’s shenanigans.

I can’t wait to meet my blogging friends (blends!) and make new friends as well. There’s nothing like putting names to faces, especially with friends that I’ve bonded for so long via social media.

Squeal!!

Meyer Lemon & White Chocolate Chip Scones | KiranTarun.com

I’ll return with a recap of the event next week, but for now, let us all focus on scones for a second.

OK, make that a few minutes.

In an unrealistic setting, I’d imagine myself sipping afternoon tea with scones. Everyday, without fail. There’s just something about sinking my teeth into a freshly baked, crumbly and cakey goodness of scones that transports me into a food-coma realm.

An unrealistic one for sure.

Meyer Lemon & White Chocolate Chip Scones | KiranTarun.com

The reality is ever since crossing 30, I’ve had this epiphany that gobbling pretty much everything in sight isn’t normal anymore. Apparently turning 30 also teaches you that foods can be enjoyed in moderation, balanced and nutritiously.

And frankly speaking, it’s a toughie for me when it comes to baked goods. I’m a tea and coffee fiend, so the thought of occasional scones, crosses my mind oh so frequently.

Darn you, 30s. Well, it still wouldn’t stop me from baking these scones.

Meyer Lemon & White Chocolate Chip Scones | KiranTarun.com

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Makes 8 large scones

Dry Ingredients:

  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 5 tbsp cold butter, cubed

Wet Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup of low-fat milk
  • 1 whole meyer lemon, zest + juiced
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 tbsp agave nectar/honey

1/2 cup white chocolate chips

Meyer lemon speckled glaze

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • zest of half meyer lemon
  • 3 tbsp meyer lemon juice

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line baking sheet with a parchment paper.
  2. In a large measuring cup, add all wet ingredients. Stir and set aside.
  3. Sift dry ingredients into a large bowl. Add cubed cold butter. Using a pastry cutter, combine everything until it resembles coarse crumbs.
  4. Transfer dry ingredients into a stand mixer fitted with a paddle. On a low speed, gradually add wet ingredients to incorporate. Do not overmix.
  5. Once dough is formed, throw in white chocolate chips and stir just until combined.
  6. Flour hands and baking surface liberally. Scoop up the slightly wet dough onto baking surface, forming it into a 3/4 thick circled disk.
  7. With a sharp knife, divide scones into 8 wedges. Line scones on baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes on 350F.
  8. Prepare glaze by adding all of the ingredients into a bowl and stir to combine.
  9. Allow scones to completely cool before drizzling some meyer lemon speckled glaze.

 

Meyer Lemon & White Chocolate Chip Scones | KiranTarun.com

Signing off to get packing and ready for Food Blog Forum. It’s going to be a fun-filled weekend for sure! You have a great one too!!

Have you been to a fun foodie event or conference? Which is your favorite?

 

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1 Mr. & Mrs. P May 17, 2013 at 10:41 AM

These looks beautiful!!! I wish we would have know about the blogger forum!! We would’ve driven up to Orlando! We keep our eye posted for next year…

We are leaving to Paris on Wednesday for a vacation.. Cant wait…
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2 Kiran May 24, 2013 at 3:58 AM

Mr & Mrs P — there’s so many food conferences out there. they announced that the next FBF would be in Ashville next year :)

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3 Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking May 17, 2013 at 10:52 AM

Oh my goodness, what a gorgeous batch of springtime-y scones! These look so delicious, and your glaze is killin’ me! Lovely recipe, Kiran. Enjoy your weekend!
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4 Kiran May 24, 2013 at 3:59 AM

Thanks Georgia and enjoy the upcoming weekend! xoxo

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5 Kathryn May 17, 2013 at 11:32 AM

Love the lemon and white chocolate combination!
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6 Kiran May 24, 2013 at 4:00 AM

Kathryn — thanks love, and I hope you guys are coping well with the move :) xo

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7 Rosa May 17, 2013 at 11:39 AM

Gorgeous scones! I am a sucker for anything citrusy, so I’m really attracted to those pastries. Fabulous clicks, as always.

Cheers,

Rosa

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8 Kiran May 24, 2013 at 4:00 AM

Thanks Rosa! xoxo

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9 Lail | With A Spin May 17, 2013 at 11:49 AM

The conference sounds so much fun, Kiran. I am sure you are going to have a blast. Fabulous scones.
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10 Kiran May 24, 2013 at 4:00 AM

Lail — thanks my dear :)

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11 dixya@food, pleasure, and health May 17, 2013 at 2:05 PM

I think that all starts once you cross 25 :( everything in moderation works but when its baked good – its hard! Idea of meyer lemon in anything seals the deal for me. You have a great time at the conference :)
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12 Kiran May 24, 2013 at 4:01 AM

Dixya — for me, it was only after 30. Don’t let the numbers get you. Just have fun :)

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13 Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust May 17, 2013 at 2:43 PM

I’m so jealous!! These scones are beautiful!

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14 Kiran May 24, 2013 at 4:02 AM

Dorothy — aww, don’t be. and thank you :D

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15 Karen (Back Road Journal) May 17, 2013 at 7:17 PM

Your photos make the scones irresistible.
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16 Kiran May 24, 2013 at 4:03 AM

Karen — oh, thank you so so much! xoxo

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17 Matt @ The Athlete's Plate May 17, 2013 at 7:40 PM

I LOVE white chocolate. These look delicious!
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18 Kiran May 24, 2013 at 4:04 AM

Matt — thanks, my dear friend :)

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19 Kari@Loaves n Dishes May 17, 2013 at 7:43 PM

First, I love meyer lemons, but I’m also digging the almond flour in the scones, what great flavor and texture! And the glaze…I could take a bath in it!
Hope you have a really great weekend!
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20 Kiran May 24, 2013 at 11:05 PM

Kari — thank you so much my dear. and i agree about the glaze :D

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21 Brandon @ Kitchen Konfidence May 17, 2013 at 7:51 PM

I’ve been seeing the photos on IG all day. So Jelz!! Enjoy the rest of your trip :)
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22 Kiran May 24, 2013 at 11:21 PM

Brandon — thank you and it was a trip filled with so much learning. Can’t wait to share it all :)

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23 rebecca May 17, 2013 at 11:04 PM

these look great have fun at the conference
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24 Kiran May 25, 2013 at 3:24 AM

Rebecca — thank you!

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25 Laura (Tutti Dolci) May 18, 2013 at 12:50 AM

I love meyer lemons with white chocolate, these scones would make my mornings so sweet :).
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26 Kiran May 25, 2013 at 3:25 AM

Laura — :D

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27 Coffee and Crumpets May 18, 2013 at 1:16 AM

You had me at Meyer lemon and then you said white chocolate…I’m sold, totally. Love both very much and of course the whole scone bit too, I am English after all!

Have fun at your forum!

Nazneen
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28 Daniela @ FoodrecipesHQ May 18, 2013 at 7:15 AM

I’ve just turned 30 and feel the same about food. Should I give up of occasional treats? Nooooo… I’d rather go running. Keep posting such a great and inspirational posts, beauty knows no age!
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29 Kiran May 25, 2013 at 4:25 AM

Nazneen — thank you and I’m glad to get “scones blessings” from an English ;)

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30 Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet May 18, 2013 at 1:38 PM

These scones look amazing!
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31 Kiran May 25, 2013 at 4:25 AM

Nancy — thank you so so much!

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32 Viviane Bauquet Farre- Food and Style May 18, 2013 at 6:06 PM

Beautiful, Kiran!
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33 Kiran May 28, 2013 at 12:29 AM

Thanks Viviane :)

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34 Averie @ Averie Cooks May 18, 2013 at 8:52 PM

I love that you worked white chocolate into these. A total fave of mine! :)

And hope FBF is going wonderfully!!!!

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35 Kiran May 28, 2013 at 12:33 AM

Averie — thanks sweetie. it’s a great compliment coming from you :)

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36 Raymund May 19, 2013 at 4:34 AM

This is a fresh looking scones! a good cup of coffee will be a good pair :)
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37 Kiran May 28, 2013 at 1:09 AM

Raymund — thank you my friend and yes, it’s great with coffee :)

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38 kulsum@journeykitchen.com May 19, 2013 at 11:27 AM

oh my! I love scones and the flavors here are so good.

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39 Kiran May 28, 2013 at 1:10 AM

Kulsum — thanks, my dear :)

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40 john@kitchenriffs May 19, 2013 at 2:44 PM

Hope you’re having a great time at the conference! We’re all having a great time reading about these amazing scones. Really good stuff – thanks so much.
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41 Kiran May 28, 2013 at 1:12 AM

John — you are welcome and thanks for the sweet comment :)

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42 Anne ~ Uni Homemaker May 20, 2013 at 2:20 AM

Meyer lemon in a scone? YUM!!! Count me in. I just love Meyer lemon baked goods and this sounds terrific Kiran.
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43 Kiran May 28, 2013 at 1:53 AM

Anne — thank you and yes, meyer lemons in scones are just so delish!

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44 Ina gawne May 20, 2013 at 9:33 AM

Kiran – what a lovely delicious combination of ingredients…love the lemon and almond flour!
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45 Kiran May 28, 2013 at 1:54 AM

Ina — thank you!!

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46 lisaiscooking May 20, 2013 at 2:19 PM

I could focus on scones all day! Love them. The meyer lemon and white chocolate combination sounds fantastic in these.
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47 Kiran May 28, 2013 at 1:55 AM

Lisa — thank you!!

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48 Honey, What's Cooking May 20, 2013 at 4:19 PM

Looks gorgeous.. probably a sweet and tart flavor. Love that you used whole wheat PF.
YUM!
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49 Kiran May 28, 2013 at 4:21 AM

Honey — thank you, sweet friend :)

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50 Julia | JuliasAlbum.com May 20, 2013 at 6:59 PM

White chocolate scones – yum, yum, yum! What a special treat it would make any time of the day!
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51 Kiran May 28, 2013 at 4:26 AM

Julia — :)

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52 Diana May 20, 2013 at 8:50 PM

I love baked goods made with lemon!! Last week I made lemon poppy seed cupcakes with cream cheese frosting… my first attemp :) I look forward to joining you on your baking adventures!

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53 Kiran May 28, 2013 at 4:28 AM

Diana — lemon poppy seed cupcakes already sounds divine! thanks for following me on my food journey :)

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54 Nik May 21, 2013 at 10:46 PM

Haha, I am with you on the diet and turning 30! I still cook what I want and eat what I want but with as much as possible moderation or else I fear that all hell would break loose on the weight front :)
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55 Kiran May 28, 2013 at 4:29 AM

Nik — lol, that last sentence made me chuckle. big time :D

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56 Sissi May 23, 2013 at 5:13 PM

Beautiful, sunny looking scones, Kiran. Perfect for a comforting tea.

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57 Kiran May 28, 2013 at 4:31 AM

Sissi — thank you so so much! :)

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58 Charul @ Tadka Masala May 26, 2013 at 11:36 AM

I have never tried scones! But these lemons are inviting me to try these. Any idea if I can replace eggs with something in this recipe?
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59 Kiran May 28, 2013 at 4:32 AM

Charul — you can try using chia seeds. soaking it into milk or the wet ingredients, thickens it up into an eggy consistency. hope this helps! :)

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