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. :]


ingredients:
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


directions:
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.

12 comments:

  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. : )

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

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

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  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!

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  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.

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  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.

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

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