Summer Scones

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Joan Penney

By
@thyme4dinner

Bright lemons just beg to pair with subtle blueberries!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This is one delicious little scone. You can smell the lemon as you open the oven after baking. Lemon and blueberries are a fabulous flavor combination and perfect in this scone. The dried blueberries are sweet and plump and help the center stay soft and tender. Paired with the crunch from the sprinkled sugar crust, these scones are heavenly. A delightful treat! The Test Kitchen


Rating:
★★★★★ 3 votes
Comments:
Serves:
8
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
25 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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1/4 c
water
1/4 c
sugar
3 oz
dried blueberries
1 medium
lemon zest
1 1/2 c
all-purpose flour
1/4 c
sugar
1/4 tsp
baking powder
1/4 tsp
baking soda
1/4 tsp
coarse salt
6 Tbsp
butter, cold
1/2 c
buttermilk
1 Tbsp
sugar

How to Make Summer Scones

Step-by-Step

  • 1Preheat oven 375. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • 2Bring water and 1/4 c sugar to boil. Remove from heat and add dried blueberries. Allow to sit while preparing dough.
  • 3In a large bowl, add lemon zest, flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix well.
  • 4Cut in cold butter until pieces no larger than a pea are visible.
  • 5Add buttermilk. Stir until there are no dry spots (add some of the blueberry sugar water if too dry).
  • 6Drain the blueberries reserving the sugar water for another use.
  • 7With your fingers, work the blueberries into the dough.
  • 8Pat into a 2" thick disk, move to parchment lined baking sheet.
  • 9Sprinkle disk with remaining 1 tbsp sugar. Cut into 8 triangles.
  • 10Bake at 375 for 21-25 min.

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About Summer Scones

Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: English
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids
Hashtags: #lemon, #scones, #blueberry




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