Thursday, August 29, 2013

blueberry cream scones

Blueberry Cream Scones via design. bake. run.

since that first time i baked some scones, i've been a fan of it. i love how it's not too sweet and so if you're not a sweet tooth-kind of person you can have it as is, with a dab of butter or not. or if you've got a sweet tooth (i do most of the time), you can add on some jam and cream. oh it is really good, especially when it's nice and warm soon after it's come out of the oven.

i had some fresh blueberries in the fridge and decided i would finally make some blueberry scones. having a bunch of heavy whipping cream still on hand and very few eggs available, i opted for the cream scones instead because it uses no eggs or butter. the outcome like i've mentioned above is delicious. absolutely the perfect breakfast or afternoon treat. i actually had mine for breakfast. i prepared the scones the night before and had them sit in the fridge overnight. in the morning i preheated my oven and baked these delicious goodies. the house smelled wonderful the other morning when these were in the oven.

if you'd like to have a delicious smelling warm oven in the morning or any time of day, i say why not make some of these scones. again, it uses no eggs or butter so it's perfect for anyone who has an egg allergy. below's the recipe should you be interested. enjoy and as always, happy baking and eating. :)

Blueberry Cream Scones via design. bake. run.
i love how this recipe uses no eggs or butter. it's super easy to make and comes out perfect every time.

Blueberry Cream Scones via design. bake. run.
scones are perfect for any time of day really. i could eat them for breakfast, snack, lunch or yes... even dinner! ;)

blueberry cream scones
recipe adapted from food & wine

  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups heavy cream, plus 2 tablespoons for brushing
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 5-6 oz blueberries (i used fresh blueberries, but you can use frozen ones too)
  • raw sugar, for sprinkling

  1. preheat the oven to 375°f and line a baking sheet with parchment paper (or you can use a silpat like i did).
  2. in a bowl, whisk the flour with the granulated sugar, baking powder, lemon zest and salt. using a wooden spoon, stir in the cream and 2 tablespoons of the lemon juice; fold in the blueberries.
  3. on a lightly floured work surface, gently knead the dough just until it comes together. pat into a 9-inch round, a scant 1/2 inch thick. cut the dough into 8 wedges and arrange them 1 inch apart on the prepared baking sheet.
  4. brush the scones with heavy cream (or you can use milk) and sprinkle it with some raw sugar.
  5. bake the scones for 20 to 25 minutes, until slightly firm and lightly browned on the bottom, pale on top.
  6. let cool for 5 minutes, then transfer to a rack to cool completely.

makes 8. of course, more or less depending on how you cut it. ;)

note: i don't quite agree with the cooling completely part unless you don't plan to eat it right away. generally scones are best eaten warm. they're delicious as is, but you can add butter and/or jam (or clotted cream as they do in england and i swear it's the best thing ever), if you like. to reheat room-temperature scones, place on a baking sheet, tent lightly with foil, and warm in a preheated 350°f oven for about 10 minutes.

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