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Friday, November 12, 2010

Lemon Blueberry Scones.....absolutely perfect!!

Ok.....I mighta got a little carried away with the amount of blueberries I put in's all good!! These were beautiful scones and tasted wonderful. The only thing I did differently to the recipe was add freshly grated nutmeg to the batter. I found the recipe here: 
But here it is:
Lemon Blueberry Scones
adapted from Tyler Florence

2 cups unbleached flour, plus more for rolling berries
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
⅓ cup sugar
1 Tbs lemon zest
¼ cup unsalted butter, chilled and cut in chunks
¾ cup buttermilk or cream
1 egg
1 cup fresh blueberries (I used frozen... do not thaw)
milk for brushing (optional)
raw sugar for sprinkling (optional)

Preheat oven to 400ยบ F.

In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, salt, sugar and lemon zest; mix thoroughly.  Cut in butter using 2 forks, a pastry blender or your fingers. The butter pieces should be coated with flour and resemble crumbs.

In another bowl, mix the buttermilk and the egg together, and then add to the flour mixture. Mix just until partially incorporated, do no overwork the dough.

Toss the blueberries in flour to coat, this will help prevent the fruit from sinking to the bottom of the scone when baked. Fold the blueberries into batter, being careful not to bruise.  Pour sticky dough out onto a well floured surface.  Pat to a ¾ inch height and cut with a pizza cutter into desired triangles or squares.  Place on a non stick baking mat or a baking sheet sprayed lightly with cooking spray.  If desired, brush the tops of the scones with milk and sprinkle with raw sugar.

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until brown. Cool before applying lemon glaze.

Lemon Glaze:

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted (may need a bit more or a bit less)
  • 2 - 3 Tbs fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tbs lemon zest
To prepare Lemon Glaze: combine butter, sugar, Lemon zest, and juice over a double boiler.  Cook until butter and sugar are melted and mixture has thickened.  Remove from heat and whisk until smooth and slightly cool.  Drizzle or brush on top of scone.