The Best Blueberry Scones

Diane Hopson Smith

By
@DeeDee2011

This is the "Cafe Louisa's Blueberry Scone" recipe. The Cafe Louisa is located in my home town, Montgomery, AL. Before I retired, several of my co-workers and I would go to The Cafe Louisa just to have their blueberry scones. One day while we were there, they had a magazine on our table with a write up about the cafe and with their Blueberry Scone recipe in it. I made this several times for my fellow co-workers. This was a requested recipe. I retired in November 2010 and moved to GA. I brought this wonderful recipe with me. Everything optional are my tweaks to the recipe. Enjoy!


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Serves:
6
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
35 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

3 c
all purpose flour
1/3 c
sugar
1/4 c
non fat dry milk
3/4 tsp
salt
1 Tbsp
orange zest, fresh (optional)
4 oz
butter, cold (very cold), diced
2
eggs
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1 Tbsp
baking powder
1 c
half and half (i have used 1/2 cup 2% milk with 1/2 cup heavy cream)
1 c
blueberries

EGG WASH

1
egg
1/4 c
heavy cream
coarse sugar (optional)

Step-By-Step

1Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2NOTE: The first thing I do is to dice the butter and then I put it in the freezer while I prepare the other ingredients. I was told at the Cafe Louisa that this is the trick to a nice flakey scone.

3Combine the flour, sugar, dry milk, salt and baking powder in a bowl; add orange zest if desired.

4Cut diced butter into dry ingredients.

5Whisk together the eggs, vanilla and half and half; add to dry ingredients.

Fold in blueberries. Work with hands to keep from crushing the blueberries.

Pat into round pan; cut into six wedges; egg-wash.

NOTE: I sprinkle a surface with flour and pat dough into a 9 to 10-inch circle and cut into 6 to 8 wedges. If you cut 6 wedges, they will be very large wedges.

Bake for approximately 35 minutes.

6EGG WASH: Whisk together egg and cream and brush on top of scones. Sprinkle with sugar if desired

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American