What I’ve Been Thinking…& Lemon Scones

The more he gives to others, the more he possesses of his own. -Lao-Tzu

Hello, sweet friend…

As a child I never understood what my parents meant when they said “it’s better to give than to receive.”

I now know that when I give to others I do this out of abundance. I have already received and therefore I’m able to give.

I can’t give away something I don’t already have…and so I’ve learned to give when the spirit moves me knowing that it will be replenished.

That being said…I’ve come to also accept that I can’t change the world…

however I can nourish those near to me…knowing that when I do, it will bring out my best…

growing in awareness, sensitivity, and love…

I can help create a more humane world.


What’s Cooking?


I know that I just posted a recipe for lemon sugar cookies last week, but this time of year is great for baking with lemons. I must say that I also find lemon flavor cheerful & bright…and I’m thinking we could all use a bit of cheer right now.


2 3/4 cup flour

1/3 cup sugar

1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 Tablespoon lemon zest

3/4 cup cold butter cut into small pieces

1/2 cup milk

1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

2 Tablespoons melted butter

2 Tablespoons sugar

2 teaspoons lemon zest


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

In a large mixing bowl combine the first 6 ingredients. Add the butter and cut it in with a pastry blender or fork until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and pour in the milk and lemon juice. Stir until just moistened.

Turn the mixture out onto a floured surface and knead the dough 4-6 times, just until the dry ingredients are well incorporated and the dough is easy to shape.

Pat and shape into a round 1 inch thick and approximately 8 -9 inches in diameter. Cut into 10 wedges and place onto a baking sheet, separating the wedges slightly.

In a small bowl, mix together the remaining melted butter, sugar, and lemon zest. Use a pastry brush to evenly brush the topping over each scone.

Bake at 350 degrees for 14-16 minutes or until the bottom edges have lightly browned.

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6 Responses to What I’ve Been Thinking…& Lemon Scones

  1. Donna Kelly says:

    I have never made scones!!!! I know you have before and I have saved other recipes of yours!!! Maybe in the Fall when I can resume baking…now its HOT here and we don’t have air conditioning. Not complaining at all, just a fact and we cook different meals in the Summer mostly grill out with the side dishes made indoors. Thanks for another recipe!

    • Marcia says:

      Hi Donna!
      I had no idea it was HOT where you live. Thank goodness you have a beautiful porch to spend all your time in.

  2. Joe says:

    Thank you for that reminder that “it better to give than receive”.
    Lemon scones sound so summery and tangy.
    Those flowers are beautiful! Have a fun weekend!

  3. Cindy says:

    Yummy! I’m baking some lemon scones!! Thanks Marcia! I’m retiring August 31st! Looking forward to spending more time with my grand babies and doing whatever I want!!

  4. Angie in SoCal says:

    I love scones – they’re so good right out of the oven with a cup of English Breakfast. Thanks for the recipe!

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