Love the refreshing lime and mint combination in Mojitos? Now you can have this wonderful combination in these easy Mojito scones!
I love a cold Mojito on a hot summer day! Lime juice, mint, rum and a touch of soda make for a delightful combination.
I was thinking about what to make for Cinco de Mayo when King Arthur Flour sent me their recipe for these scones. Their recipe is OK but the comments said the flavor was barely detectable.
It also calls for lime oil which isn’t available around here.
I decided to up the ante on the original recipe by adding 50% more lime zest and mint. My first batch of Mojito scones was still pretty bland. My neighbors liked them but I wasn’t entirely satisfied. So back to the kitchen.
In my second batch, I doubled the mint and lime zest and added rum flavoring. The rum flavoring is still subtle, but you can definitely taste the lime and mint now.
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A few years ago Deiss sent me a zester that has been my go to tool when I need zest or finely grated anything. It makes zesting easy and it’s easy to clean.
I never thought they could improve on that model but they did. The Deiss pro zester has bumps on the handle which help you keep your grip. Since Deiss zesters are very sharp, a good grip is a great thing. If you need a new zester, amazon carries them — (Affiliate link) Deiss PRO Citrus Zester & Cheese Grater
My Deiss zester made short work of getting the 1/4 cup of lime zest needed for this recipe.
I used crystallized lime to get the tangy flavor of limes. King Arthur Flour sells their version but I found some in my local grocery store. They also sell crystallized lemon if you want to make lemon scones.
I don’t think the crystallized lime tastes much like lime but it is tangy. So you need the combination of crystallized lime with lime zest to get the full lime flavor.
To get a decent rise on these scones, you freeze them before you bake them. This makes the butter burst when you put the scones in the hot oven so they end up light and flaky.
You can also just leave your scones in the freezer until you’re ready to bake them. So, if you want Mojito scones for breakfast, you don’t have to get up too early. Make them the night before, freeze them, and bake them in the morning.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 376 Total Fat: 13g Saturated Fat: 8g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 4g Cholesterol: 32mg Sodium: 362mg Carbohydrates: 58g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 8g Protein: 8g