Blueberry Scones

Blueberry Scones......
Too much mixing, kneading, and baking will produce dry and tough scones.
Yield Makes 8

2 cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons sugar, plus more for sprinkling tops
1 tablespoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries, picked over and rinsed
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
1/3 cup heavy cream, plus more for brushing tops
2 large eggs, lightly beaten

Preheat oven to 400 degrees, with rack in center. Place a baking mat on a baking sheet, and set aside.

In a large bowl, sift together flour, 3 tablespoons sugar, baking powder, and salt. Using a pastry cutter or two knives, cut in butter until the largest pieces are the size of peas. Stir in blueberries and zest.

Using a fork, whisk together cream and egg in a liquid measuring cup. Make a well in the center of dry ingredients, and pour in cream mixture. Stir lightly with fork just until dough comes together. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead a few times to mix well.

Pat dough into a 6-inch square about 1 1/4 inches thick. Using a floured knife, cut into four 3-inch squares. Cut squares in half on the diagonal to form eight triangles. Transfer to prepared baking sheet. Brush tops with cream, and sprinkle with sugar. Bake until golden brown, 20 to 22 minutes. Transfer scones to wire racks to cool.

The recipe I used was from Aug 2011 issue of MSL...called Berry Scones...they called for Cranberries as well which I added...OMGoodness!
Paired with Cindy's Raspberry Jam..Heaven on a scone! I hope you try them..they are so easy and taste so good! Enjoy!
This is how mine turned out!


Christa said...

mmmmm ... they look so tasty ... keep them warm for me ... I'll be right over ... send the jet ... !!! I will have to try out that recipe ... perhaps using fresh Huckleberries ... I'm sure Jim was thrilled with this treat ... love your post ... ! xoxo

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

Oooh! We stayed at a hotel once that served blueberry scones and I've been looking for the recipe ever since~this looks like the one! Thank you!

Rosie said...

Yumm - this looks so delicious! I'm so glad Suzanne sent me over to your blog! :-)

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

I am going to have to save this recipe! They look so good. And they don't seem hard to make. I always thought scones would be difficult. Okay, I'm hungry now!