Yummy Lemon Poppyseed Scone Mix

The Canadians are coming…to a scone mix near you! Hubby and I tried the third and final of three Cobblestone Kitchens (a Canadian company) scones mixes. The first was the Blueberry-Cranberry Scone Mix, just right for the Winter Holiday Season (Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s). The second one was the plain mix that you can top as you like. This is the lemon poppyseed scones.

We began by pulling the plastic bag containing the mix out of the diamond-shaped box. (The box is a little large, with the bag only filling up about half of it.) You need a bit of milk and vegetable oil to add to the dry mix.

The mix, oil, and milk stir up easily and quickly form a sticky glob in the bowl. Plenty of poppyseeds in this mix, that’s for sure.

Once again, hubby and I used our drop method for the scones and once again got 8 scones, what we expected based on the weight of the dry mix (7.5 oz.). The quality of these scones more than compensates for the small quantity. Buy several different flavors and fix ’em all for your hungry horde, or fix just one for your special intimate teatime with a “certain someone.”

The black tea we chose to have with our scones this time was Irish Breakfast from The Boston Tea Company, which we had reviewed a little while ago. Our buddy, Little Yellow Teapot, did the steeping honors of course. We opted for some sausage patties as part of our scone breakfast.

The scones were, as our previous experience went, definitely the star of the show, lightly browned and crisp on the outside, fluffy on the inside. The poppyseeds, though plentiful, were not overly strong. The lemon flavoring is very delicate, not overdone. That’s good if you like your scones au naturel (without butter, jams, clotted cream, etc., on them), and these are certainly light enough to eat that way. However, if you prefer to top your scone, even a little jam or whatever you choose will end up dominating the light flavoring of these.

The bottom line: these scones are also so scrumptious that they made both hubby and me very happy. The sausage patties and tea weren’t bad, either. Yum!

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