Monday, April 23, 2012

Blueberry and Lemon Scones

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  egg
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. 

Enjoy!

Kim

Shared at the following great parties:
Walking on Sunshine Foodie Friends Friday
The Mandatory Mooch Tasty Thursdays
Hammock Tracks Savory Bites Brunch Dishes
The REAL Housewives of Riverton Recipe Round Up
Everyday Mom's Meals Church Supper

12 comments:

  1. I love blueberries...especially blended with lemon. These look fabulous.

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    1. Thanks Marsha! I'm going to try them with raspberries as well! I love blueberries and lemon also. I planning on you teaching me a thing or two about baking so I can get over my fear of yeast! :)
      ~Kim

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  2. New follower here from Pinterest! Absolutely love your blog. I am addicted to recipes. Love cooking or baking new things for our family.

    xo,
    Allison
    http://barretts1234.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks so much Allison! We are happy you are here! Just checked out your blog and it is darling. We are your newest followers. You have such a beautiful family! Looking forward to sharing with you!
      ~Kim

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  3. Oh my ~ YUM! Two of my favorites together!!! Thanks for stopping by Stella B's:) New follower here!

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  4. OMG! Seriously, I think that's what heaven must taste like! MUST-TRY for me! Thank you :D

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    1. Thanks Susi! Let me know what you think, we really appreciate you stopping by!
      ~Kim

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  5. I had never made scones before and now I am addicted! I have made chocolate chip, blueberry cinnamon, gingerbread and peanut butter oatmeal chocolate chip (recipe coming soon). I am going to have to try this one soon!! I found you through a link up at another blog. I am your newest follower :) I can't wait to explore all of your posts!!

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  6. Choosing this as my Host Favorite! Will share the link with you tomorrow of the post! Thanks again for linking up with Foodie Friends Friday!

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  7. I love blueberry scones! Thank you for sharing your recipe on Foodie Friends Friday! This recipe looks very tasty...can't wait to give it a try!

    Kelly Wells {Adorned Well}
    co-host of Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party

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  8. Those look delicious! I cannot wait to try this recipe.

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  9. I just recently made my first scones. They were basic and now i think I'll expand and give yours a try. Thanks for sharing on Saturday Dishes and I hope you'll return this weekend when we feature spring desserts.

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