July 24, 2012

Fresh Blueberry Lemon Scones

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On the Menu Today~
Fresh Blueberry Lemon Scones



I love Scones...
Scones are versatile, easy to prepare, and taste wonderful!
Scones are great for breakfast or
with a cup of hot tea or coffee in the afternoon

This is a great recipe using fresh blueberries and a touch of lemon.
I like to serve these delicious scones with lemon curd...
you can make your own lemon curd, which I often do...
but I always have a jar of ready made lemon curd in my refrigerator...
just in case the 'scone' urge hits me~





Fresh Blueberry Lemon Scones

Ingredients
  • 2 cups all-purpose
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted cold butter, cubed
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries, rinsed and patted dry
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 beaten egg, for wash
  • Sugar for dusting
Cooking Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 425ยบ Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In large bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  3. Cut in cold butter with a pastry blender. Mixture should look like coarse crumbs.
  4. In a small bowl combine egg, buttermilk, lemon juice and lemon zest. Add to flour mixture.
  5. Stir just until dough comes together. Do Not Over Mix.
  6. Knead dough in bowl 4 to 6 times. Fold in blueberries.
  7. Transfer to lightly floured surface. Pat dough into a 7 inch circle. Cut into 8 wedges.
  8. Place wedges on prepared baking sheet.
  9. Brush tops of scones with beaten egg, sprinkle with sugar.
  10. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes or until golden brown.

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