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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Lemon-Blueberry Scones

Finally the scone recipe.  No, the house is not finished but we have made some progress and I'm able to get back to baking!!  

A favorite recipe of mine.  Everyone seems to like them except my Mom and she's not the picky one.  Even my Dad enjoyed a few...he is the picky one.   If he knew there was lemon rind in this he would probably pass out!  We won't tell him.  

Make these today and be happy!
 



Lemon-Blueberry Scones
2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 tbsp baking powder
3 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
5 tbsp cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/4-inch cubes
1 cup heavy cream
1 tsp grated lemon zest
1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  

2. Place flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt in a large bowl and whisk together with fork.  

3. Add lemon zest to butter slices.  Using a pastry cutter or two knives, quickly cut in the butter mixture until it resembles coarse meal with a few slightly larger butter lumps.

4. Fold in the blueberries.  Stir in the heavy cream with a fork until dough begins to form, about 30 seconds.  You don't want to over mix.  It's a scone not a stone :)

5. Transfer dough and all dry flour bits to a countertop and knead dough by hand just until it comes together into a rough, slightly sticky ball, 5 - 10 seconds.  

6. Pat out into a 3/4 inch thick circle.  Either cut into pie shaped wedges or use a biscuit cutter and punch dough out.  Push together remaining pieces and punch out several more rounds.  I prefer the wedge because 1. its easier and 2. you can only punch out the dough twice before it's overworked and the rest needs to be tossed...who wants to waste that delightful goodness?

7. Place on an ungreased cold baking sheet.  Bake until the tops are light brown, 12 to 15 minutes.  Cool on a wire rack for at least 10 minutes.  Serve warm or room temperature.  Makes 8 Scones.

6 comments:

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

oh, looks & sounds so yummy~ thanks for sharing~
smiles
Teresa

Penelope's Beehive said...

Ooooh, YUM! And it is the perfect day to bake...6 inches of new snow on the ground, and it is still snowing to beat the band! A warm scone and a cup of tea shall be simply heavenly! Thank you for sharing Jenn.

Warm hugs...Judy

Michelle May (Shell) said...

Yummy!!!!!!!!!!!

ctlogcabin said...

Oh Jenn .... my mouth is watering, will file this away till I can treat us to a goodie. So glad you are back in the kitchen baking, and thanks fo being such a sweetie and sharing. xox

Karen ~ Life In A Primitive English Cottage said...

ok, you got me drooling over the laptop yet again!!! Those scones look divine, I love blueberries! Am not a baker of any kind, but I think I am going to have to break the tradition and tackle this recipe, coz they look truly scrumptious!!

Have a lovely weekend Jenn
Warm Hugs
Karen

Lisa said...

Mmm, your blueberry scones look like some tasty little bites. I bet they made your day. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog and I'd like to invite you to stop by and link your scones up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/03/sweets-for-saturday-10.html

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