Ever since we planted our apartment window garden with fresh herbs, I’ve been trying to use them in our everyday dishes as much as possible. It is convenient to have herbs and flowers right outside our window, free for the picking. We make lots of drinks and tacos so the mint and cilantro are used all the time. Using lemon thyme, on the other hand, has taken a bit more creativity. I did not even know such a thing existed till we chose out our plants! With wedding festivities this weekend, I made up my own scone recipe with the lemon thyme to feed the groomsmen. These glazed lemon blackberry scones were eaten up in record timing. I think that is an indication this recipe is a keeper!
This glazed lemon blackberry scone recipe is relatively easy to follow and delicious to consume for breakfast or as a snack. I used buttermilk pancake mix as the base, which made the scones fluffy and moist. One of the best parts of summertime is all of the fresh fruit and different ways to experiment with them. The combination of plump blackberries, fresh squeezed lemon juice and lemon thyme make a great pairing, especially in baking recipes. I also live my life eating as many blackberries as possible since they are oh so scrumptious #alltheblackberries.
- 2 cups buttermilk pancake mix
- 1/2 cup butter
- 4 tablespoons sugar
- 1 cup blackberries
- Leaves from 4 sprigs lemon thyme
- Zest of two lemons
- 1/2 cup cold milk
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1/4 cup softened butter
- Lemon juice to taste
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Add pancake mix, sugar and butter to a bowl.
- Use fork to cut butter into the mix until it is coarse.
- Stir in blackberries, lemon thyme leaves and lemon zest.
- Add milk and stir together until moist dough forms.
- Knead dough and form into ball.
- Spread dough into a circle and cut into 8 wedges.
- Place scone dough on a greased baking sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes, until golden brown.
- Add powdered sugar to a stand mixer and slowly pour into softened butter.
- Mix until well incorporated and smooth.
- Add fresh squeezed lemon juice to taste.
- Spread glaze over warm scones and enjoy!
These scones would make an excellent addition to a decadent brunch spread, quick breakfast item on the go or a treat to surprise someone with. The options are endless and let’s be real, who really needs a reason to eat a scone? If you give it a try, let me know how you like them. I love hearing from you!
What are your favorite ways to incorporate lemon thyme into recipes or do you have a go to baking recipe for breakfast items? If so, share them in the comments below!