Blueberry Scones

feb09-026

Scone, apparently the correct pronunciation rhymes with John, is a biscuit like bread served with tea in England. I think most people in the US know what a scone is because they can find them in the pastry case at Starbucks. Accompanied with a hot cup of coffee or tea, scones make a delicious breakfast. However, if you prefer something super sweet with your coffee, you better opt for a muffin instead (or increase the sugar to 1/2 c). Scones are not super sweet, but with the addition of blueberries and almond extract they do pack a lot of flavor. Start brewing your coffee or tea and enjoy a tasty scone for a quick on-the-go breakfast or a nice sit down brunch.

feb09-029

BLUEBERRY SCONES
Yield: 12 scones

Ingredients
2 3/4 c AP Flour
1/3 c sugar
3/4 tsp salt
1 T baking powder
8 T cold butter
1 pint blueberries, dusted with flour
2 eggs, beaten
1 tsp almond extract
1 tsp vanilla extract(I think lemon would be good too)
2/3 c half & half

Directions
1.  Stir together all dry ingredients.
2.  With a pastry blender cut in cold butter, it is alright  if some chunks remain.
3.  Stir in blueberries. In a separate bowl mix together the wet ingredients.
4.  Add the wet ingredients to the flour mixture, being careful not to “pop” any blueberries.
5.  On a parchment lined cookie sheet divide dough into two rounds. About 6 inches across, 1 inch thick. Moisten the tops of the rounds with a little brushed on milk, and sprinkle with a little sugar.
6.  Using a cold knife cut each round into 6 triangles.  Carefully pull the triangles apart, so there is a 1/2 inch space between each.
7.  Put cookie sheet in the freezer for 30 minutes.
8.  Preheat oven to 425 degrees F, bake scones for 25 minutes, or until baked all the way through.

They are delicious served warm. ENJOY!

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3 Responses to Blueberry Scones

  1. Nicole says:

    Your blueberry scones look so delicious! It’s raining here, so I think a fresh batch of warm scones with coffee would be perfect right now! I also like the idea of adding some lemon!

  2. Deb says:

    You had me at blueberry! Oh my gosh…I just may try my hand at this today.

  3. Amy says:

    I’ll have to try this recipe…my 4-year-old loves blueberry muffins from Starbucks, so this would probably be an excellent at-home alternative. :-)

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