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Small Batch Lemon Poppy Seed Scones

Easy recipe for Small Batch Lemon Poppy Seed Scones topped with a sweet lemon glaze. The perfect amount for anyone cooking for one or two.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Cooling10 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Breakfast/Dessert
Cuisine: British
Keyword: scones
Servings: 4 scones
Calories: 339kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk


  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 1/4 cup salted butter , cold - cut into small pieces
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest


  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar , sifted
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream , or milk
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice


  • Heat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  • Line a baking sheet with silpat or parchment paper.
  • In a mixing bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda, sugar and poppy seeds.
  • Using a pastry blender, a fork or your fingertips, work the butter into the dry ingredients until the mixture looks like coarse crumbs.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the egg yolk, milk, lemon juice and lemon zest.  Pour into flour mixture and stir until just combined.
  • Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface.  Knead very lightly and form a circle. (Add a little more flour to the dough if the dough becomes too sticky to handle).
  • Cut the dough into 4 wedges.
  • Place the wedges onto the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Let cool on baking sheet for a minute, then transfer onto wire rack.


  • In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, cream and lemon juice until smooth.  Spoon over the tops of cooled scones.



Serving: 1scone | Calories: 339kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 80mg | Sodium: 297mg | Potassium: 199mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 420IU | Vitamin C: 3.9mg | Calcium: 129mg | Iron: 1.9mg