Lemon Poppy Seed Scones with Fresh Strawberry Sauce

Scones. Do we have enough of them in our lives? I can’t say I have them enough and I always want some when the weather gets a bit chilly after the rain. Especially in the mornings when the sky is kinda gloomy, the air is fresh and all I wanna do is curl up into a tight, tight ball in bed and not go to work.

Except, I need to fund my baking sprees one way or another so as hard as it feels, I dig myself up and drag my sleepy head out of that black hole of a bed. A nice warm scone would be a great wake up call. Would you make me a scone since I made you some?

I even tossed in some lemon zest & topped it with fresh strawberries to help you brighten up in the mornings!

Over exposure!! But can anyone really say no to chopped fresh strawberries (or even frozen!) macerated in a pile of powdered sugar?
Lemon Poppyseed Scones with Strawberry Sauce 1

I love adding brown sugar into scones because it makes them feel like a caramelly warm hug.
Lemon Poppyseed Scones with Strawberry Sauce 2

Mmmm… crunchy poppy seeds.
Lemon Poppyseed Scones with Strawberry Sauce 3

Can’t make scones without a food processor. Warm kitchen + cold butter = food processor!
Lemon Poppyseed Scones with Strawberry Sauce 4

Buttery crumble. Takes all the work out of cutting butter into the flour.
Lemon Poppyseed Scones with Strawberry Sauce 5

Buttermilk will make this a nice soft pillow.
Lemon Poppyseed Scones with Strawberry Sauce 6

Doughy doughy. Love the cute speckles!
Lemon Poppyseed Scones with Strawberry Sauce 7

Did you notice that the sun has risen? Perfect timing for breakfast. Pat pat pat.
Lemon Poppyseed Scones with Strawberry Sauce 8

These smelt AH-MAZING!
Lemon Poppyseed Scones with Strawberry Sauce 9

So tempting to cram as many as possible into my mouth right out of the oven.
Lemon Poppyseed Scones with Strawberry Sauce 10

But it’s best topped with sweetened strawberries & whipped cream.
Lemon Poppyseed Scones with Strawberry Sauce 11

 Mmmm… I’d get out of bed EARLY every day if I have a steaming hot tray of these waiting for me.

Raisin Scones
Raisin Scones 10

Coconut Walnut Scones
Coconut Walnut Scones 12

Vanilla Poppy Seed Cupcakes with Lemon-Lime Sugar
Vanilla Poppy Seed Cupcakes 14





“And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovahjireh {God the Provider}: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the LORD it shall be seen.” {Genesis 22:14}

Line divider

Lemon Poppyseed Scones with Fresh Strawberry Sauce
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
I doubled this recipe to serve a crowd. The recipe below reflects a more homey serving size. 🙂
Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 12 wedges or appx. 15 circles
  • ¼ cup Powdered Sugar
  • ½ cup chopped fresh Strawberries (frozen works too)
  • 3 oz (6 tbsp) Butter, cold
  • ¼ cup Brown Sugar
  • 1½ cup Flour
  • ¼ tsp Baking Soda
  • ¾ tsp Baking Powder
  • 2 tbsp Poppy Seeds
  • Zest of one Lemon
  • ½ cup & 1 tbsp Buttermilk
  • ½ cup Whipping Cream
  1. Stir together strawberries & powdered sugar. Leave in the fridge to macerate.
  2. Meanwhile, mix together the flour, sugar, salt, baking soda, baking powder, lemon zest & poppy seeds in a mixing bowl.
  3. Cut the butter into several pieces & place into food processor.
  4. Pulse butter into the flour mixture until most of the butter pieces are pea sized.
  5. Stir in the buttermilk & gently mix until the dough just comes together.
  6. Wrap tightly in plastic and refrigerate for at least 20 minutes, or up to a day if the dough seems too soft.
  7. When you’re ready to bake the scones, heat oven to 400F or 200C.
  8. Pat the dough into ¾ inch tall. Cut the dough with a 1½ inch circles or cut it into 8 to 12 wedges, and space the pieces at least 2 inches apart on a baking sheet.
  9. Bake until golden brown – about 20 minutes for wedges or 10 minutes for circles.
  10. While scones are baking, whip cream into soft peaks.
  11. When the scones are golden brown, leave to cool for about 15 minutes.
  12. To serve, top with macerated strawberries & whipped cream!

Recipe from: Recipe Muse


  1. I would love to smell some warm scones in the morning too! The combo of lemon, strawberry and poppy sounds delish! I will soon bake these when I move in. 😉

Tell me more!