Wednesday, March 16, 2011


Monday night I decided to make scones with a recipe I had from the July/August 2007 issue of Tea Time. Delicious Key Lime Scones were made and quickly consumed!  I found the recipe made about 13 scones.

Of course a nice pot of tea 
goes with the scones!

Here is what you will need: 2 cups sifted flour, 5 Tb sugar, 1 Tb baking powder (reduce in high alt), 3/4 tsp salt, 5 Tb cold unsalted butter, diced, 3 oz cream cheese, cubed, 1 egg slightly beaten, 3 Tb fresh key lime zest, 1 1/2 Tb lime juice, 1 tsp vanilla extract,1/2 cup plus 2 Tb heavy cream, divided. 
Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.  
In a medium bowl, sift flour, 4 Tb sugar, baking powder and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in the butter and cream cheese until the mixture is crumbly,  Stir in egg, lime zest, juice and vanilla. Mix in 1/2 cup cream until combined. Form dough
Roll on floured surface and cut using scone cutter. Brush tops with other cream and sprinkle with sugar......bake 15 minutes till lightly brown.


  1. OMGosh! These look awesome! I love key lime. :)

  2. I give you an A+ in scone baking! The scones look perfect and sound yummy!

  3. Tea Lime scones sound perfect for Florida where I live. Strange, never heard of them though. Since limes are green, they are lovely for a St. Patrick's Day tea even thought I don't have a drop of Irish blood in me. Blessings.

  4. Me again. I have been painting a room and think I need a nap! I meant to add that I love the cute teapot. Love it a lot! Also not sure if when I made that comment if I said, Key lime or tea lime, lol. Sorry. Like I said, I have been busy and trying to catch up on my visits and really need a nap!

  5. Those look and sound delicious! Thank you for the recipe. I will attempt to bake them this weekend.

    Deanna :D

  6. Your scones look divine! Thanks for inspiring me to tuck into a back issue of the magazine and try this recipe!


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