I've been on a bit of a lemon kick lately. Not to mention a bit of a berry kick as well. Hey, it's spring! So when I came across this recipe given to me by a dear friend, I thought I would give it a whirl. Regular readers already know that I am not a baker. It is just not really my thing. Actually, it is any recipe with yeast in it that terrifies me. Sometimes it works for me, sometimes it doesn't. So I really don't mind baking muffins, cornbread and I make a really good pumpkin bread. I had never tried my hand at scones, and after making them I don't know why. I can't wait to try some different recipes, they were so easy to make! I will definitely make these again and I'd like to try them with raspberries.Blueberry and Lemon Scones
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, cut into small chunks and chilled
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon lemon zest
3/4 cup blueberries
1 tablespoon butter, melted
1 tablespoon sugar
Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, nutmeg and salt in a large bowl. Cut in the chilled butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
In a small bowl, combine the milk, egg and lemon zest and mix.
Add to the dry ingredients and mix until just combined and the mixture forms a soft dough. Gently mix in the blueberries.
Shape into a ball and lightly knead on a lightly floured surface 8-10 times. I did it really lightly because I tried not to crush too many of the berries. Shape into a 9 inch circle that is about 1/2 inch thick onto a buttered baking sheet. (I used my Pampered Chef round stone) Cut into 8 wedges with a sharp knife, don't separate. Brush the top with the 1 tablespoon melted butter and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon sugar.
Bake at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes or until golden brown.
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