Pipe Dream #12: To Blog Fruits In Season, Revisited – Blueberry Scones

I have favorite scones. Maybe they are your favorites now too. But I thought I’d go out on a limb a little with scones. Dip my toes in the world beyond lemons.

And into blueberries. Which are in season RIGHT NOW. Finally, something you can make with what is fresh now.

These were ok. I won’t say they were better than the lemon scones. But they sure hit the spot for breakfast. Next time, I might skip the glaze in favor of some clotted cream or some richer, less sweet topping.

Thank you. I am accomplishing my life goals. The bucket list of blogging. :]

L

Blueberry Scones

Adapted from Martha Stewart

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. If you want, mix up a glaze of powdered sugar and water or lemon juice and drizzle over the tops.

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2 Responses to “Pipe Dream #12: To Blog Fruits In Season, Revisited – Blueberry Scones”


  1. 1 tim August 8, 2011 at 9:04 am

    the big picture looks mouthwatering.

  2. 2 Jordan Noblitt August 9, 2011 at 9:25 am

    Your lemon scones are still one of my favorite things :)


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