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Saturday, July 25, 2009

Blueberry Scones

This is another one of Ann's recipes (Thibeault's Table). I've been making these scones for years - they're quick and easy to put together. Ann's secret is to freeze the fruit before adding it to the flour mixture. The original recipe calls for raspberries, but I tend to make blueberry scones as they are my favorite. The fruit can be omitted altogether and replaced with any cheese or herbs of your choice. Or use poppyseeds and drizzle with a little lemon glaze once they're cooled. I often brush a little cream or egg wash over the raw scones and sprinkle with demerrera or some other sugar. This time I used a vanilla sugar -it was perfect over the blueberry scones. What could be a better way to start the day?!

Blueberry Scones

2-1/4 cups flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons cold butter
3/4 cup blueberries, frozen
1 scant cup cream
Additional cream & sugar, optional

Preheat oven to 450 F. Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut butter into flour mixture with pastry blender until it resembles coarse meal. Add cream and frozen blueberries to dry ingredients. Mix lightly with fork until mixture forms a stiff dough. Knead on floured board just to incorporate all flour; try not to damage berries.

Roll into 7-inch round and cut into 6 or 8 wedges. Place 1 inch apart on greased baking sheet; brush tops with additional cream and sprinkle with sugar if desired. Bake for 15 - 18 minutes.

Source: Thibeault's Table


chow and chatter said...

they look great oh you need to go to the UK and sit and have a pot of tea with scones in the gardens of a castle its heaven or eat these lovely scones in your back yard, wonderful

La Table De Nana said...

You and Ann are making me Cravy!!!(Crave and crazy:)

My goodness I am just so much in the mood for scones now! I have made Ann's also and we love them..

Linda said...

One of my favorites too....
Love them!

Shirley said...

These sound divine. I love that you used vanilla sugar.

Thibeault's Table said...

Lori, your scones look picture perfect. I'll trade you a raspberry scone for a blueberry scone.

Lori (All That Splatters) said...

Ann, you're on!

Kathy Walker said...

These look wonderful! I am going to give them a try tomorrow morning. I found an abundance of them at the market today. Thanks for sharing!

Lori (All That Splatters) said...

Kate, don't forget to stick your blueberries in the freezer for the scones. Makes a big difference! Hope you enjoy them - :D

Cass @ That Old House said...

Ummm... they look wonderful. I love scones, especially with clotted cream, but here in NJ I have to settle for scones with jam or butter!

Delicious. I think my daughter will want to make these; she's a dedicated tea drinker.

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