lemon-blueberry scones

These scones were a bit of an accident. The other nite I decided I would try to make butter, except I didn't stop churning once the cream had turned into butter, and I ended up with this clotted cream sort of substance. And what else are you going to do with clotted cream?

I came across (this) recipe, but I didn't have all of the ingredients, so I changed a few things around, et voila. Scones aren't something I make regularly, because of the white flour, butter & sugar, however this recipe has considerably less than most scone recipes, and the freshness of the lemon and blueberry makes for the perfect post-Christmas treat. Plus, I was really good and stuck mostly to my diet throughout the holidays. :]

2 cups flour (I used white, unbleached)
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup sugar
zest of one (large) lemon
1 egg
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/3 cup milk
juice of one (large) lemon
1 cup fresh blueberries

Preheat oven to 400ºF. In a mixing bowl, sift together flour, baking powder & salt. Stir in sugar & lemon zest. In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg, milk, butter & lemon juice. Stir into the dry ingredients, then stir in the blueberries.

Drop the dough by the spoonful on to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 12 minutes, or until golden on top. Yields about 14 scones.


  1. Oh my, I love scones. I've only made them a couple times when we have leftover berries, but I LOVE THEM. I'll have to save this recipe for the summer when we're overloaded with blueberries. : )

  2. those scones look delicious. love the clean lay out of your blog and the yummy recipes. happy 2012!

  3. Hi Monique! And thank you. :] Happy New Year to you, too.

  4. this is incred, love the photos
    the scones look yum!
    Great post, thanks for sharing!

    Hope you had a lovely xmas!
    Happy New year!

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  5. oh, these looks delicious. i think the added lemon sounds like the perfect touch too, can't wait to try them!

  6. That looks so good!
    Is that tea or coffee? It looks like tea with milk but I'm not sure. These things are important, you know.

  7. elisa - Tea, of course! :] I take mine with a splash of milk.

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  10. I've never made scones before, but I have blueberries in the freezer waiting to be used. And I love the flavors of lemon and blueberry together.

  11. yumm it looks delicious! i love everything with lemon in it xx