Lemon & Thyme Scones

I am more of a savoury, than sweet person. I will always choose a starter over a dessert and rarely bake cakes. However….I love a scone! I have a great scone recipe that I’ve used over the years and it has never let me down.

A few years ago Nigel Slater made a Lemon & Thyme drizzle cake as part of his ‘Simple Suppers’ series. It was incredible. I’ve made it many times. Lemon & Thyme is a great combination of flavours. I thought this would be perfect in scones – and I was right!

The flavours are subtle and moreish, without swamping the lovely buttery taste of the scones. Aldi have a great range of fresh herbs, Thyme being one of them.

I cut my scones into wedges rather than using a cutter. This is for the very simple reason that I do not own a cutter! Either works well!



Makes 8 Scone Wedges

  • 290g self raising flour
  • 70g butter
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 40g sugar
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 100ml milk
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp of chopped Thyme leaves.
  • I beaten egg
  1. Heat the oven to 200C
  2. Place the flour in a large mixing bowl. Add the butter and using your fingers, rub them together until the butter disappears and it resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  3. Add the salt, baking powder, sugar, Thyme leaves and the lemon zest to the flour. Make sure the ingredients are well mixed.
  4. Add the lemon juice. Stir it in.
  5. Add the milk and mix until it is combined into a dough. Use your hands to  press it together. Place the dough on a lightly floured surface and roll out to a roughly 5cm thick circle.
  6. Use a pastry brush, to paint the dough with beaten egg.
  7. Cut the circle into 8 evenly sized wedges. Place on a  greased baking tray and bake for 20 minutes until golden.
  8. Place on a cooling rack for a few minutes before serving.