Sunday, July 15, 2012

Blueberry Scones


I love a good scone for breakfast.  They're easy to grab as I run out the door for work in the morning, and they're delicious, too.  It had actually been a while since I've made scones, and with it being blueberry season and all, what better time??

I sure have been on a blueberry kick lately...Scones, Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes, Blueberry Muffins, a Blueberry Buckle, and even Whole Wheat Blueberry Oat Bread (coming soon to a blog near you!).  

This scone recipe from Martha Stewart is really scrumptious.  Some scones are extra dry and hard as bricks, but not these.  They come together quickly, and as they bake, the blueberries sort of burst and make these scones so pretty it's hard not to gobble one down right out of the oven (but why wait, anyway?).

These are fantastic warmed up, with a little butter melted over the top and a hot cup of coffee on the side.  That sounds like the perfect way to start the day, if you ask me.

Bon Appetit, my friends!  :)


Blueberry Scones
Adapted from:  marthastewart.com

Yield:  Makes 8

Ingredients:
  • 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
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees, with rack in center. Place a baking mat on a baking sheet, and set aside.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.



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4 comments:

Ashley's Cooking Adventures said...

These look divine! I am living in Japan and don't have access to fresh blueberries but am going to try these with frozen. Can't wait!

Celeste said...

Hi Ashley! Thanks for your comment. Frozen berries should work great, too. :)

Macaroni and Cheesecake said...

I love scones and these look so amazing!!

Celeste said...

Thanks Stephanie! :)