Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking power, and salt. Add the butter to the dry ingredients and cut into mixture using a pastry cutter, or your hands, until it resembles small peas. Add the lemon zest and buttermilk and mix with a fork until the liquid is incorporated, being careful not to over mix.
Using your hands, knead the dough gently a few times, until it just comes together. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface (sometimes I use another piece of parchment to avoid clean up), and press the dough into a circle about 3/4 inch think. It's okay if it cracks a bit or pieces fall off, just gently press it back together.
Use a sharp knife and cut the circle into 8 wedges and brush lightly with milk, then sprinkle with a little coarse sugar. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet and bake for about 20-25 minutes or until lightly golden on the bottom.
Sometimes I use a small round cutter to make scones with about 1 1/2" diameter. These are a nice size for entertaining and look a bit more refined. Cooking time is approximately 20 minutes.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (88g)|
|Recipe Makes: 8 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 109 (39%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 12.1g||16 %|
|Saturated Fat 7.5g||37 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 3.1g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 0.6g|
|Cholesterol 31.4mg||10 %|
|Sodium 609.5mg||21 %|
|Potassium 96.6mg||3 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 38.2g||11 %|
|Dietary Fiber 1.3g||5 %|
|Sugars, other 36.9g|
|Protein 4.5g||6 %|
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Calories per serving: 277
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