With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Another Blueberry Treat ~ Scones

Monday, July 19, 2010

Another Blueberry Treat ~ Scones

One of my all-time favorite recipes from Tyler Florence are these really delicious scones!  Something about the sweet and tart of the lemon glaze sets them apart and excites the taste buds.




A little messy but easy to make.  Be sure to handle the dough lightly and you will have a very tender scone. With just 2 Tablespoons of sugar in the dough, most of the sweetness comes from the glaze that is applied after cooling slightly.

Our local blueberries are currently being harvested. I bagged and froze lots to be sure we will be enjoying them all through the winter.

Blueberry Scones with Lemon Glaze
Tyler Florence Recipe courtesy Tyler Florence

Ingredients
Blueberry Scones:
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 heavy cream, plus more for brushing the scones
1 cup fresh blueberries
Lemon Glaze:
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
1 lemon, zest finely grated
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
Directions

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

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. Make a well in the center and pour in the heavy cream. Fold everything together just to incorporate; do not overwork the dough. Fold the blueberries into the batter. Take care not to mash or bruise the blueberries because their strong color will bleed into the dough.

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. 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.

Technically you should make this simple lemon glaze in a double boiler (i.e. over a pot of simmering water with a heatproof bowl set on top) but it's even simpler to zap it in the microwave. Mix the lemon juice and confectioners' sugar together in a microwave-safe bowl. Stir until the sugar dissolves. Add the lemon zest and butter. Nuke it for 30 seconds on high. Whisk the glaze to smooth out any lumps, then drizzle the glaze over the top of the scones. Let it set a minute before serving.

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25 comments:

Julie Harward said...

This looks just too, too delicious...YUM! :D

Ann said...

Looks very good. But then I like anything with blueberries in it. I tried to sell scones in the bakery where I work once, obviously I don't live in a scone town :)

Jennifurla said...

What gorgeous scones

Claudia said...

They look SO good!
Will show my daughter and we'll have to bake some...
Claudia

Mildred said...

Those look so delicious Lorraine. Karen has had fresh blueberries this week and has become the Smoothie Queen! One of those giant lemons from Florida would be great to have on hand for this recipe!

crochet lady said...

Your pictures are so wonderful, it looks like I could just take a big yummy bite right out of one of those.

Dayle said...

Those look divine!!

Marsha's Mpressions said...

My mouth is watering! I'm a real blueberry fan so I'll be trying this one out! Thanks so much!

Julie said...

These look so delicious! I love blueberries!

Mary Lou said...

Oh my, they make my mouth water.
Do you do anything to the blueberries before freezing? Do you wash?

Laura said...

All I can think to say is

OH.My.

They look delicious.

Laura

Dishesdone said...

They excite my taste buds! They look fantastic!

Snippety Gibbet said...

This is torturous to look at. I can no longer eat such things, and to see something that looks so mouthwatering, is almost painful. YUMMY! jan

Julie said...

That first pic is a jaw-dropper. Looks just amazing!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I love scones, such a great breakfast treat, beautiful photos!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I love Tyler's recipe and this one looks beautifully delicious! Blueberries, butter, lemon - perfect. Beautiful photos as well!

Beth said...

Your photos are FABULOUS! I'm bookmarking your blog as I'll definitely be back! I love scones and these look delightful.
Blessings, Beth

Kathleen said...

That looks delicious! We have a good supply of blueberries in the frig, but the birds ate every single one on my blueberry bush! They got under the net!

Melodie said...

Yum and how pretty! I have some blueberries in my fridge right now. Maybe I'll make these tomorrow.... I invite you to link these up at my Vegetarian Foodie Fridays if you like. I'd love to have you!
~Melodie @ Breastfeeding Moms Unite .com

April@The 21st Century Housewife said...

Oh these do sound lovely!! Perfect with a nice cup of tea!

Kristen said...

That glaze gives those scones such a gorgeous shine. Your pictures are just beautiful!

Andrea said...

Your scones looks awesome! Perfect summer recipe! http://www.inspired2cook.com/

Daisy said...

dang those look so yummy!!!!

Sandra said...

Drats, and it's hours and hours before breakfast! These look delicious, I'll know but not soon enough.

The Tablescaper said...

I was digging for a special breakfast treat for upcoming visitors. I'm so glad I found this post.

- The Tablescaper

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