7/8/11

Baking on Friday: Blueberry Scones


I owe my baking project today to Suzanne from You Made That?  Suzanne posted her recipe for Blueberry Scones back in January of this year.  I had leftover blueberries from last week's baking project and I was looking for a way to use them.  Also, I had some cream left over, and so it gave me a way to use up two ingredients I already had on hand.

Suzanne promised light, fluffy, and moist scones with this recipe, and they really deliver.  I happen to love scones, but often find them to be tough and dry.  These were light, like the lightest of buttermilk biscuits.  With just half a cup of sugar to the whole mix, they weren't too sweet either.  It'll be nice to have these around over the weekend for a nice morning snack with our cuppa joe.

My notes about the recipe:  I had a little trouble incorporating the blueberries without smashing them, and this caused the dough to get wetter and wetter as I went.  It didn't hurt the finished product, however, and so I wouldn't worry about it for next time.  Suzanne suggests at least partially freezing the blueberries first to prevent this from happening.  Also, I tossed the blueberries with a small amount of flour before incorporating them since I've learned that this will help keep the blueberries from turning the dough blue.

With blueberries in season now, I can highly recommend this recipe to those of you who like sweet treats in the morning . . . or any other time of the day, for that matter!

4 comments from clever and witty friends:

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

These look yummy! Thanks.

quiltzyx said...

There is a scone heart in your picture! And it's full of YUMMMMM....:D

(Oh my! My verification word is "skini"!!!!!)

Irina said...

mmm... I love scones. I always make them plain but I'd put the blueberries on top of them with some cream and a nice cup of tea!

Suzanne said...

Barbra these look purr-fect! If you like this recipe you need to try another one that I adapted with oatmeal and a lemony glaze. Here is the link to them. http://www.themotherhuddle.com/oatmeal-blueberry-scones-with-lemon-glaze/
thanks for linking back to me :)