Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Blueberry Scones

2 Cups flour plus more for dusting.
1 Tbs. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2 Tbs. sugar
3 Tbs. butter, cold, cut into pieces
1 Cup heavy cream
1 Cup fresh (not frozen) blueberries

Preheat oven 400 degrees.

Sift together flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Using forks, a pastry blender, or your fingertips, cut the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles cornmeal. Make a well in the center and pour in cream. Fold together just to incorporate. If the dough seems excessively dry add a tablespoon of milk just so the dough holds together. Do not overwork dough. Toss blueberries in a little flour to dust them and fold into the dough gently, taking care not to bruise them.

Press dough on a lightly floured surface into a rectangle that measures 12 inches by 3 inches and is 1 1/2 inches tall. Cut in half. Cut each half in half again. Cut these four squares of dough along the diagonal so that you end with 8 triangles.

Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes until brown.

Lemon glaze: This lemon glaze is very good on these scones. The scones pictured above are just brushed with an egg white wash and sprinkled with large sugar crystals.

1/2 Cup fresh lemon juice
2 Cups confectioners sugar
Zest of lemon
1 Tbs. butter

Mix lemon juice and confectioners sugar together in microwave safe bowl. Stir until sugar dissolves. Add zest and butter. Microwave 30 seconds on high. Whisk until smooth and drizzle over slightly cooled scones.



Kristen Laurence said...

These look really good, Suzanne. I would make them right now if I hadn't eaten half a flat of blueberries this morning!

What is that drink in the background? Is it something that goes well with the scones?

Suzanne Temple said...

The drink was just a lemon-limeade mix I had. I wanted lemonade, but didn't have it on hand or any lemons either. Oh well, I thought the green was pretty and it went well enough.

Lynn said...

These sound perfect for Sunday morning. The farmers market just happened to have blueberries on special too! Thanks for the recipe. I love this food blog - great job!

E Caughron said...

These sound delicious! My question however, is about the fabric on the plate. Where did you get it? From a bluebird lover.

Suzanne Temple said...

I bought the fabric years ago. I have several cut up pieces of it I use for odds and ends. sorry erin, wish I could be of more help than that.

Meredith said...

WOW, a blueberry extravaganza!! Thanks so much for including me! This is going to be a printer for sure!! Blessings!

Crafty Mom said...

I made these 2 nights ago and they are now all gone. I doubled the blueberries, and while they were a little more mushy because of the extra fruit, they were soooooo YUMMY! Thanks for the great recipe.

Be Inspired Always said...

Yummy, now I want breakfast!