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Gluten Free Lemon Poppyseed Scones Recipe

Slightly golden and firm on the outside and lightly airy on the inside, these Gluten Free Lemon Poppyseed Scones for two are the perfect treat to enjoy for a leisurely breakfast. They are also made lactose free.

Small batch Gluten Free Lemon Poppyseed Scones Recipe

These Lemon Poppyseed Scones are inspired by some I had on a visit to Dr. Bombay’s Underwater Tea Party.

Quiry and cool Dr. Bombay's Underwater Tea Party in Atlanta, GA

What is Dr. Bombay’s Underwater Tea Party you ask?

Well, it is considered a community tea house that is in the tranquil Candler Park area in Atlanta.

Much to my dismay, I found the “Underwater” part of the establishment’s name did not mean that I had to cross a moat or sit in an aquarium-like room to enjoy afternoon tea. Tell me I’m not the only one who entertained these thoughts after reading “Dr. Bombay’s Underwater Tea Party?”

But, despite my initial dismay, the whole experience of afternoon tea was such a pleasurable one.

My mom and sister joined my daughter and I for afternoon tea at Dr. Bombay’s Underwater Tea Party.

Umbrella roof inside Dr. Bombay's Underwater Tea Party in Atlanta, GA
Inside Dr. Bombay’s Underwater Tea Party in Atlanta, GA

From the mismatched umbrellas lining the ceiling to the delicious treats, this was such a memorable experience and one I would highly recommend trying if you are in the Atlanta area.

Dr. Bombays Underwater Tea Party Lemon Scones on Afternoon Tea Tray

Our friendly server brought us a 3-tier tray filled with egg-salad sandwiches, pimento cheese sandwiches, bite sized brownies, mini mint and vanilla cupcakes, tomato quiche, and delightful lemon poppyseed scones that were served with peach jam and clotted cream.

Along with the savory and sweet eats, we also were given two types of tea to enjoy.

We took our time lingering over this tea. Our favorite item was the lemon poppyseed scones with the clotted cream and jam.

Those scones from Dr. Bombay’s were delightful – but, my daughter said the scones I made and have here were better (please excuse me while I toot my own horn a bit here). 😊

Small Batch Gluten Free Lemon Poppyseed Scones with Lemon Drizzle

It had been a long while since I had made scones so, when my daughter and I got home, I had to try to replicate those lemon poppyseed scones.

I didn’t want to make a huge batch as I like to enjoy treats like this occasionally and not all the time just because I feel better with these treats in small quantities.

Ingredients For Lemon Poppyseed Scones for two

I also chose to make these scones gluten free and lactose free by using a gluten free flour blend and coconut milk instead of all-purpose flour and regular milk.

I also used half the amount of butter by subbing in some Greek yogurt.

How to make Gluten Free Lemon Poppyseed Scones?

These Lemon Poppyseed Scones consist of 11 ingredients and are so easy to make.

Just mix all your dry ingredients and then mix the wet ingredients into the dry ones.

Making Lemon Poppyseed Scones

Roll dough and shape/cut, bake and enjoy.

I chose to make a lemon icing to drizzle over these Lemon Poppyseed Scones. If you want a thicker lemon drizzle/icing, check out the glaze I put on these Lemon Muffins.

I am hoping you and your dear one will thoroughly enjoy indulging in a couple of these scones over the weekend.

This recipe first appeared in Food Fanatic ~ make sure you head on over to Food Fanatic for to check ’em out!

Gluten Free Lemon Poppyseed Scones are safe for everyone to eat. They're even made lactose-free!
Small batch Gluten Free Lemon Poppyseed Scones Recipe

Gluten Free Lemon Poppyseed Scones Recipe

Yield: 2 scones
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Slightly golden and firm on the outside and lightly airy on the inside, these Gluten Free Lemon Poppyseed Scones for two are the perfect treat to enjoy for a leisurely breakfast. They are also made lactose free.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup All-Purpose Gluten Free Flour, (I used King Arthur’s Gluten Free Blend)
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 3 tablespoons Granulated Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Butter, cold and cubed
  • 2 tablespoons Coconut Milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon Salt
  • 3 tablespoons Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh Lemon Juice
  • zest of one Lemon, (without the bitter white rind)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Poppy Seeds
  • For the Drizzle:
  • 4 tablespoons Confectioners Sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons Lemon Juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon Lemon Zest

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F
  2. Add gluten free flour, baking powder, sugar and salt to a bowl and mix well.
  3. Then add in the cold butter and mix with the dry ingredients, making sure to work the butter well though until mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  4. Add in the coconut milk, vanilla, Greek yogurt, lemon juice, lemon zest and poppyseeds and mix well.
  5. Shape into two scones and bake at 425°F for 18-20 minutes.
  6. Remove and let cool to room temp.
  7. Make drizzle by mixing the two ingredients and drizzle on top.
Nutrition Information
Yield 2 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 532Total Fat 16gSaturated Fat 10gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 32mgSodium 478mgCarbohydrates 89gFiber 3gSugar 36gProtein 10g

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Ala

Tuesday 1st of October 2019

hahahaha that's totally what I thought after reading "Underwater Tea Party" as well--I'd be soooo disappointed! But not by these scones. Never by these scones! YAY for these scones!!!

Neil

Sunday 29th of September 2019

Afternoon tea at "Dr. Bombay’s Underwater Tea Party" looks like such fun Shashi. Especially if you're going to serve me a 3-tier tray filled with all those delicious goodies! Is that your mum hiding there too? Love these scones!

David @ Spiced

Wednesday 25th of September 2019

What a cool concept for a shop! I remember the Candler Park area quite well, although I don't think Dr. Bombay's was there when I lived down in the A. In fact, it looks familiar...but it might have been a bar beforehand?? It looks like the place I went to watch the World Cup final in 2006. :-) Anyhoo, hello to Big Shashi! (That's Shashi's Mom, just fyi.)

I love scones, and I totally need to put these on the list of things to make. They sound awesome, Shashi!

Easyfoodsmith

Wednesday 25th of September 2019

Loving these citrus scones!!