Cooking A-Z: B is for Blueberry Scones with Lemon Glaze

Scones11I’m moving right along on my A-Z cooking project. This weekend I made the most delicious blueberry scones from a recipe I found on FoodNetwork.com I have actually never had a scone before so I was pretty excited to make and taste one. The true test was to see if my husband liked them. He’s tried many scones before…the good, the bad, the moist, and the dry! So I was a little nervous if mine would pass the taste test! As soon as the glaze cooled he tried a bite and the verdict was in….his eyes lit up and he said, “these are the best scones I have ever tasted!”. I have made him a ton of recipes and he loves everything but I have never gotten a reaction quite like that! I thought they were fantastic myself but I have nothing to compare them too 🙂 Needless to say, you must try these scones! I’ve included many pictures with my step by step tutorial because I love blogs with pictures 🙂 Hope you enjoy! (Letter C is going to be Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls..made from scratch! Yum)

Blueberry Scones Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold, cut in chunks
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup heavy cream, plus more for brushing the scones

Lemon Glaze Ingredients:

Lemon Glaze:
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 lemon, zest finely grated

Directions:

1.Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.2.Sift together the dry ingredients; the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Using 2 forks or a pastry blender, cut in the butter to coat the pieces with the flour. The mixture should look like coarse crumbs.

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3.Fold the blueberries into the batter. Take care not to mash or bruise the blueberries because their strong color will bleed into the dough.
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4.Make a well in the center and pour in the heavy cream. Fold everything together just to incorporate; do not overwork the dough.
Scones45.Press the dough out on a lightly floured surface into a rectangle about 12 by 3 by 1 1/4 inches. Cut the rectangle in 1/2 then cut the pieces in 1/2 again, giving you 4 (3-inch) squares. Cut the squares in 1/2 on a diagonal to give you the classic triangle shape.

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6.Place the scones on an ungreased cookie sheet and brush the tops with a little heavy cream. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until beautiful and brown. Let the scones cool a bit before you apply the glaze.
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Scones127.You can make the lemon glaze in a double boiler, or for a simpler alternative, you can zap it in the microwave. Mix the lemon juice with the confectioners’ until dissolved in a heatproof bowl over a pot of simmering water for the double-boiler method, or in a microwave-safe bowl. Whisk in the butter and lemon zest. Either nuke the glaze for 30 seconds or continue whisking in the double boiler. Whisk the glaze to smooth out any lumps.

*I used the microwave method and it turned out very tasty!
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8.Then drizzle the glaze over the top of the scones. Let it set a minute before serving.
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So beautiful and yummy! They were even softer the next day!
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