Honey Scones with Calamansi Glaze

These melt in your mouth Honey Scones are delightfully glazed with citrusy sweet calamansi glaze. Have them for breakfast, snack or even as desserts, you can’t go wrong with these delicious treats any time of the day.

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Honey scones on a wire rack,

When in coffee shops, I am always torn between croissants, donuts, and scones.

It is a pretty tough decision given the short amount of time (a.k.a. those quick getaways where I and my husband sneak out for a mini date after the grocery or church). Usually, I pick one while my heart still yearns for another.

That is why one day, I decided to make scones at home. Just so I can eat them to my heart’s desire.

A piece of honey scones on a serving plate.

I started out with these Salted Caramel Scones. Big hit baby, especially with the kids.

In search of another scones recipe, I came across this one from an endearing writer and passionate cook from one of my favorite blogs.

Top shot view of glazed honey scones on a baking pan.

Honey Scones with Calamansi Glaze

  • These honey scones are tender, melt in your mouth goodies that are glazed with a refreshing and sweet calamansi glaze. 
  • Calamansi is a citrus native to the Philippines and some southeast Asian countries. Additionally, it’s citrus profile is less tangy than that of a lemon.
  • Making these scones is a simple, put-everything-together kind of baking. You initially combine the dry ingredients, then add in the wet ingredients.

Let’s Make Honey Scones

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt.

Stir in honey, cream, and calamansi zest. Mix everything with a wooden spoon until the dough just starts to come together as a shaggy and sticky mass.

A collage showing how to mix the scones dough.

Turn it out onto a floured surface. Knead it briefly just to bring the dough together. Add flour just sparingly if the dough is too sticky.

Shape it into an 8-inch circle. 

A collage showing how to shape the scones into wedges.

Brush the tops with melted butter and sprinkle with sugar.

Cut the circle into 8 wedges and place the wedges 1 inch apart on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. 

The honey scones right after baking.

The calamansi glaze drizzled over the warm scones is the highlight of everything. It is sweet and bright tasting, making these scones both indulgent and refreshing.

And so now I am going to pour myself hot tea, pull out a chair and delight in these scones, coffee shop style.

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the difference between calamansi and lemon?

Calamansi has this fresh, sweet-sour flavor without any bitter aftertaste. While there is hardly any difference in the acidity level, it does not have the tangy aftertaste of a lemon.

Where can I find calamansi?

It can be found in Asian/ Oriental groceries, usually sold in little bags.

Can I substitute calamansi with lemon?

Yes. You can use lemon juice instead of calamansi. You can adjust the flavor of the glaze by adding more or less powdered sugar.

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Honey Scones with Calamansi Glaze

Honey Scones glazed with calamansi icing is the perfect match for your morning coffee or tea.
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Course: Breakfast, Snacks
Cuisine: Asian
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 253kcal
Author: sanna

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/3 cup cream
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon grated calamansi zest
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons sugar

For the calamansi glaze

  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons calamansi juice

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • Stir in honey, cream, and calamansi zest. Mix everything with a wooden spoon until the dough just starts to come together as a shaggy and sticky mass. Turn it out onto a floured surface. Knead it briefly just to bring the dough together. Add more flour sparingly if the dough is too sticky. 
  • Shape it into an 8-inch circle. Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with sugar. Cut the circle into 8 wedges and place the wedges 1 inch apart on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Make the Calamansi Glaze: Add powdered sugar in a small bowl. Pour the calamansi juice and stir until the glaze is smooth. The glaze should be thick but still pourable. You can adjust the consistency by adding more sugar or calamansi juice.
  • Drizzle over warm scones.

Notes

Recipe adapted from Jun Blog
  • Calamansi can be found in Asian/ Oriental Groceries. If you cannot find them, you can use lemons.
  • Adjust the flavor of your glaze accordingly by adding more sugar or more citrus.

Nutrition

Serving: 1scone | Calories: 253kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 175mg | Potassium: 96mg | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 235IU | Vitamin C: 1.7mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1.5mg
These honey scones are buttery and tender-crisp, and made even more special with a sweet calamansi glaze. #scones #pastries #biscuits
 
These honey scones are buttery and tender-crisp, and made even more special with a sweet calamansi glaze. #scones #pastries #biscuits
 

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