Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Blueberry Scones



I have to admit, I saw THESE scones on Katie's blog a while back and I've been thinking about them ever since...haha. They looked SO good! Like Katie's husband, Brad loves the scones at Starbucks. Actually he loves Starbucks, period. Believe it or not, Brad and I first met while working together in a coffee shop. Pretty romantic, huh? Needless to say, we are big coffee fans. The baristas know Brad's order before he even rolls his car window down...lol. Lately, his orders usually include a scone...the flavor varies depending on what they have available. When I mentioned making homemade blueberry scones, he was in complete agreement!

Last Sunday, I finally had the blueberries and extra time to make these scones. The blueberries were calling my name! So, I gave in...it didn't take much convincing. Here they are!

Ingredients:
2 cups flour, plus 2 Tbsp, plus 1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp baking powder
3 Tbsp sugar
1/8 tsp salt
6 Tbsp butter, plus 1/2 Tbsp, chilled
1 Tbsp vanilla
1 c. half and half, chilled
2/3 c. frozen Maine wild blueberries (I used fresh blueberries...they weren't frozen, but I couldn't wait long enough to let them freeze!)

Directions:
Preheat oven to 425 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In small bowl combine frozen blueberries and 1 Tbsp flour and toss to combine. Place blueberry mixture back into freezer.

In large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Take butter out of fridge, cut into chunks and add to flour mixture. Cut butter into flour until pea sized or smaller. Add vanilla and half and half and mix in with a spoon until just barely incorporated.

Take blueberries out of fridge and knead into mixture until mixture forms a ball of sticky dough. Turn dough out onto floured surface and pat down into rough 9-10 inch circle. Cut into 8 triangles and place triangles onto prepared baking sheet at least an inch apart.

Take 1/2 Tbsp butter and cut into 8 small pieces. Place one small piece of butter on top of each scone. Place in oven and bake for 15 minutes.

Let cool and enjoy.
Source: Katie's Blog @ Good Things Catered

2 comments:

Katie said...

YAY! I'm happy to see you made these. What a CUTE story about you and your husband. LOVE IT! Hope you liked them! :)

bethanyjg said...

I LOVE these scones. They are so yummy!