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Earl Grey Scones

Earl Grey Scones are tender scones flavored with earl grey tea and drizzled with an easy lemon glaze.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Breakfast
Keyword: earl grey, earl grey scones, earl grey tea, lemon glaze, scones
Servings: 10 scones
Calories: 345kcal


For Scones:

  • 3 cups (360 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup (66 grams) granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 sachets Earl Grey tea
  • 1 1/2 sticks (170 grams) unsalted butter cold and cubed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • heavy cream as needed
  • coarse sugar as needed

For Glaze:

  • 1 cup (113 grams) powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • heavy cream as needed


For Scones:

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees (F). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and Earl Grey tea.
  • Using clean, dry hands, work the butter into the dry mixture. There should be pea-sized pieces of butter with a few slightly larger chunks.
  • Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add the vanilla and 1 cup of the buttermilk. Begin to stir and add the last 1/4 cup slowly, you may not need all of it. The mixture should not be too wet.
  • Turn the mixture out onto a clean and floured surface and gather the dough together. Pat the dough into a circle about 1 inch thick. Using a sharp knife, cut the circle into equal-sized triangles and place on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Brush the top of each scone with heavy cream and sprinkle with the coarse sugar. (OPTIONAL)
  • Bake the scones for about 17-20 minutes or until golden brown. Let the scones cool slightly before glazing.

For Glaze:

  • In a small bowl combine the powdered sugar and lemon juice. Add the heavy cream or milk one teaspoon at a time, whisking until free of lumps and a runny consistency.
  • Use a fork or a spoon to drizzle the glaze over the scones.


Serving: 1scone | Calories: 345kcal | Carbohydrates: 49.4g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 14.4g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 369mg | Potassium: 220mg | Fiber: 1.1g | Sugar: 20.1g | Calcium: 100mg | Iron: 2mg