Nancy's Lemon Caraway Scones

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Recipe: #40339

March 14, 2023

"Great British baking contest show now I'm going from British measuring to american so you may need to adjust a bit"

Original is 12 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (58.4 g)
  • Calories 135.5
  • Total Fat - 4.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 11.3 mg
  • Sodium - 45.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 22.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.7 g
  • Sugars - 6.5 g
  • Protein - 3.2 g
  • Calcium - 24.9 mg
  • Iron - 0.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 9.4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 2

Toast caraway seeds lightly, don't burn.

Step 3

Add lemon juice and vanilla to milk.

Step 4

Let sit a few minutes until curdled.

Step 5

Add zest to flour and caraway seeds.

Step 6

Cut in butter.

Step 7

Add milk mixture and mix, you may need to add bit more; roll out on floured board and cut out.

Step 8

Bake in hot oven 12 minutes until lightly browned.


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • Use freshly squeezed lemon juice for the best flavor.
  • If you don't have self-rising flour, you can make your own by combining 1 cup all-purpose flour, 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder, and 1/2 teaspoon salt.

  • Substitute almond extract for vanilla extract - This substitution will add a nutty flavor to the scones, and will complement the lemon and caraway flavors.
  • Substitute vegetable oil for butter - This will make the scones vegan friendly, and will also provide a lighter texture.

Cranberry Orange Scones Replace the lemon juice and zest with orange juice and zest. Add 1/2 cup of dried cranberries to the dough and top with a sprinkle of sugar before baking.

Broccoli Salad with Bacon - A cool and crunchy side dish that complements the sweet and savory flavors of Nancy's Lemon Caraway Scones. The bacon adds a smoky flavor and the creamy dressing ties it all together.

Herb and Garlic Roasted Potatoes: Roasted potatoes are a classic side dish that pairs perfectly with Nancy's Lemon Caraway Scones. The herbs and garlic add a savory flavor, while the potatoes provide a comforting texture. The combination of flavors will be sure to please any crowd.


Q: What temperature should the oven be set to?

A: Preheat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.

Q: How long should I bake the dish?

A: The cooking time will depend on the size and type of dish. Generally, baking time is around 20-25 minutes. Check the dish periodically to ensure it is cooked through.

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Fun facts:

Fun Fact 1: Nancy's Lemon Caraway Scones were inspired by the beloved British baking show, The Great British Bake Off. The show has been running since 2010 and is now in its 10th season.

Fun Fact 2: Lemon and caraway seeds are a classic combination in British baking, with the combination appearing in many recipes, such as Queen Elizabeth I's famous Cariadoc Cake.