Lemon Scones

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Back in March I got to attend an amazing blog bootcamp at Walt Disney World. I hadn’t been to Walt Disney World in YEARS (10 years), but it’s seriously one of my favorite places ever. I went BY MYSELF and squeezed in as much as I could!

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The first afternoon a bunch of us bloggers meet up at Epcot and enjoyed walking around the Garden Festival! It was of course lovely, but the BEST part was the pop up restaurants in each land! I picked my favorites and have been trying to recreate them, copy cat recipes!

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First up Lemon Scones from England! These scones were SO good (and OH MY WORD the smell was AMAZING, we could smell them from Canada!) I actually went back and got another batch that night AND 2 days later I got yet ANOTHER batch!

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The scones by themselves are nice, but with the Berry Coulis and Creme Fraiche??? SERIOUSLY GLORIOUS! OR these are AMAZING with a lemon sugar glaze. It’s nice and sweet and extra lemon-y, Mmmm.

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Lemon Scones

20 minutes

16 minutes

36 minutes

24 scones

Lemon Scones

Ingredients

  • 4 1/2 C flour
  • 2/3 C sugar
  • 2 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Finely grated zest of 2 lemons
  • 6 Tbsp cold butter, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 1 1/2 C heavy cream
  • 1 egg yolk, beaten slightly
  • 10 Tbsp freshly squeeze lemon juice

Directions

  1. Heat the oven to 400°.
  2. Sift the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt into a large mixing bowl.
  3. Add the lemon zest and mix again.
  4. Using pastry whips or a pastry blender cut the butter into the mixture until it's become fine crumbs.
  5. Pour in the cream, the yolk, and the lemon juice and blend it together until the dough holds together.
  6. Scrape the dough onto a flour-dusted surface and then, using floured hands, knead it gently three or four times.
  7. Create 4 equal sized balls
  8. Flatten the balls into a disk about 3/4-inch thick, then cut it as you would a pie into 6 wedges.
  9. Bake the scones in the center of the oven until golden brown, about 16 to 18 minutes. Serve with Berry Coulis and Creme Fraiche
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These scones are SUPER easy to make! After I used my zester on my lemons I also chopped them up REALLY finely, I didn’t want any long strings of lemon zest in my scones. Or instead of a zester you can use a fine grater.

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I wasn’t sure what my kids would thing, as they are used to my chocolate chip scones, but they loved them too! They didn’t care for them plain, like I do, and they weren’t sure about the creme fraiche, but they loved the coulis and the glazed versions!

Copy Cat Epcot Pop up Restaurants Recipes
England – Lemon Scones
America – Bacon Cupcake with Maple Frosting
Morocco – Lamb Slider
Italy – Lemon Ricotta Cheesecake
France – Gnocchis with mushrooms and Goat Cheese
Mexico – Chocolate Flan
Japan – Hanami Sushi with Shiso Violet Sauce
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Epcot – Cronut
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Perfect Crescent Roll Recipes with Whipped Berry Butter

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These crescent rolls go WAY back in my family. They always steal the show on Thanksgiving, and many family gatherings in between. In fact, I can’t remember a Thanksgiving where these rolls haven’t been pretty much my favorite part of the meal. They are that good people!!!

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I remember my darling Aunt Carolyn making huge batches of these rolls and freezing them to have on hand. I’ve watched the women in my life bake these a million times, and it never gets old. The smell that fills your home is so warm and cozy.

There are so many good versions of this recipe which have been passed down from mother to daughter, sister to sister and friend to friend…. It’s a hot topic which recipe is the best. Who knows? Today I am going to share with you “Crescent Rolls Ala Laura”. Ha ha ha. I have made these so many different ways, but these are my favorite so far.

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They take such a short time, and bake up light and fluffy. You can also use this versatile sweet dough to make sweet rolls, dinner rolls, braided bread loaves and so much more. It is an awesome basic recipe that I use time and time again! I hope you love it as much as I do!

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Whipped berry butter was on the menu and it sure delivered a punch of flavor! Make sure to visit my site for the Whipped Berry Butter recipe here: FRESH & HAPPY. The awesome part about making this is freezing half the recipe for later! Talk about a last minute wow factor for that dinner party you are hosting!

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I’ve chatted with so many friends that have cold feet when it comes to trying their hand at baking. For some reason they fear that they will fail! If that sounds familiar, this easy crescent roll tutorial is a great jumping off point to getting your hands on some dough without all the fuss! I put together a photo gallery of steps to help you on your way to bread making genius! So whats stopping you? LET’S DO THIS!

In a Bosch or KitchenAid mixer add hot whole milk, yeast and 1 tablespoon granulated sugar. Stir until combined. Allow to sit for 5 minutes. Add remaining sugar, butter, salt, vanilla extract and slightly beaten eggs.

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Turn mixer on low and mix until ingredients are combined. Turn off mixer and add 2 cups flour. Pulse mixer on low until flour is incorporated. Turn mixer to low and slowly tap in remaining flour a little at a time (to prevent flour from flying everywhere). It is important to watch the consistency of your dough as you add your flour. Add a little and let it fully incorporate into the dough before adding more.

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You want a dough that is soft but not sticky. Once the motor bears down and slows a little turn it to medium speed. Add flour until dough begins pulling away from sides of mixer. Knead dough on medium speed for 10 minutes. Check dough consistency. Press dough with your finger. It should still be soft but not too sticky to handle. If you need to add a little more flour at this point you can.

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Remove dough from mixer and place on a lightly floured surface. Split dough into 2 even pieces. Set one aside. Press dough into a circular shape with hands, keeping it as symmetrical as possible.

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Roll dough into a 1/4 inch thick circle with floured rolling pin.

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Pour remaining 1/4 cup melted butter over flattened dough. Spread it evenly over dough using your hands.

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Cut dough into 12 equal pie slice shapes using a pizza cutter. Begin rolling crescent rolls up starting at the curved wide end of the pie slice shape. Roll all 12 slice up and arrange them onto a lined baking sheet. Cover them with plastic wrap or a tea towel. Place rolls in a warm place. Allow them to rise until doubled (about 1 1/2 to 2 hours).

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Repeat with other half of dough. Arrange the other 12 crescent rolls on a lined baking sheet and place it immediately into the freezer. Leave them there until they are completely frozen (about 2 hours). Then store them in an airtight freezer bag for up to 1 month before baking.

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Once rolls are risen to double, spritz them with butter flavored cooking spray or melted butter. Sprinkle Raw Sugar crystals on top of rolls if desired.

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I love the fact that these crescent rolls only have a single rising time and you can freeze half of the rolls for your next sunday dinner! To bake the frozen crescent rolls simply remove them from the freezer bag and arrange them on a lined baking tray. Cover with plastic wrap and place in a warm location to thaw completely. Allow rolls to rise till double as well. Bake at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Plan on at least 6 hours for thawing and rising time. Take rolls out the morning you plan to bake them. Woot woot!

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These rolls make people happy. That’s all there is to it! You can’t help but eat more than one! Especially when served with some whipped berry butter…. What are your favorite rolls to bake? I hope you take a few hours to experience the delights of freshly baked crescent rolls!

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Perfect Crescent Freezer Rolls Tutorial With Whipped Berry Butter

2 hours, 30 minutes

12 minutes

2 hours, 42 minutes

24 crescent rolls

Perfect Crescent Freezer Rolls Tutorial With Whipped Berry Butter

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cup whole milk (microwave on high for 1 minute)
  • 3 tablespoons yeast
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar (divided)
  • 2 slightly beaten eggs (room temperature)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3/4 cup melted butter (divided)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 1/2 to 5 cups flour

Directions

  1. Pour whole milk in a microwavable container and heat for 1 minute. Pour it into a Bosch or KitchenAid Mixer fitted with a dough hook.
  2. Add yeast and 1 tablespoon of the granulated sugar.Stir until slightly combined. Allow mixture to sit for 5 minutes.
  3. Add remaining sugar, slightly beaten eggs, salt, 1/2 cup of the melted butter and vanilla extract. Turn mixer on low and mix until ingredients are combined.
  4. Turn off mixer and add 2 cups flour. Pulse mixer on low until flour is incorporated.
  5. Turn mixer to low and slowly tap in remaining flour a little at a time (to prevent flour from flying everywhere). It is important to watch the consistency of your dough as you add your flour. Add a little and let it fully incorporate into the dough before adding more. You want a dough that is soft but not sticky.
  6. Once the motor bears down and slows a little turn it to medium speed. Add flour until dough begins pulling away from sides of mixer. Knead dough on medium speed for 10 minutes.
  7. Check dough consistency. Press dough with your finger. It should still be soft but not too sticky to handle. If you need to add a little more flour at this point you can.
  8. Remove dough from mixer and place on a lightly floured surface.
  9. Split dough into 2 even pieces. Set one aside.
  10. Press dough into a circular shape with hands, keeping it as symetrical as possible.
  11. Roll dough into a 1/4 inch thick circle with floured rollling pin.
  12. Pour remaining 1/4 cup meted butter onto flat dough. Spread evenly over dough with hands.
  13. Using a pizza cutter cut dough into 12 equal pie slice shapes.
  14. Roll dough starting at wide end into crescent roll.
  15. Place rolled crescent dough on a lined baking sheet. Make sure the end of the dough is tucked under the bottom of the crescent roll.
  16. Repeate with other half of roll dough. Place one of the baking sheets straight into the freezer. Keep rolls there until fully frozen. Then store them in an airtight freezer bag until you are ready to take them out to bake them another day!
  17. Arrange all 12 crescent rolls on baking sheet and cover with plastic wrap or a tea towel. Place tray in a warm location to rise until double (about 1 1/2 - 2 hours).
  18. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  19. Lightly spritz rolls with butter flavored cooking spray (or gently baste with melted butter).
  20. Sprinkle with raw sugar crystals is desired.
  21. Bake at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Or until lightly golden and hollow sounding when you pat the center of the roll.
  22. For Freezer Crescent Rolls:
  23. Remove frozen crescent rolls from freezer and arrange on a lined baking sheet. Cover with plastic wrap and place in a warm location until they are completely thawed and risn until double.
  24. Bake at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes.

Frozen crescent rolls are best if used a month after freezing.

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