Blueberry Lemon Scones

If you are a reader of this blog, then you know that I went to a wedding in glorious Seattle last weekend. My friend’s daughter, Grace, helped by watching Tess (our Havanese doggy) and by checking on my garden. I know Val, my friend, helped Grace a LOT. Knowing Val…more than a LOT! Anyway…I wanted to make her a little something to thank her, so I will give her some of these delicious scones alongside a little coffee giftcard and flowers. Thank you, VAL!

A very moist scone...almost cake-like!

A very moist scone…almost cake-like!

Blueberry Lemon Scones

Mix together in one bowl:

2 cups flour

1/3 cup sugar

1 Tbs. baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp lemon zest

Now cut into the flour/sugar mixture:

5 Tbs. cold butter, diced into cubes 

1 tsp vanilla

Mix until it resembles chunky flour

Add:

1 cup heavy cream (or half and half…or a mixture of both)

Gently fold the cream into the flour mixture.

GENTLY FOLD IN:

1 cup of fresh blueberries

PREHEAT OVEN TO 425 DEGREES. Line a baking sheet with parchment.

While oven is preheating, gently flour a board. Put the dough on the board and gently put into a circle until it is about 1″ wide. (If you want smaller scones, make two discs and cook for a shorter period of time.) Place the disc on the parchment paper/baking sheet. Using a chef knife, cut through the dough halfway, then half way again repeatedly until you have 8 scones.

BRUSH WITH A MIXTURE OF:

1 Tbs. heavy cream

1/4 tsp vanilla

1Tbs. sugar (I used raw sugar but you can use white)

Keep scone together (don’t separate pieces) and bake for 11-15 minutes.

You want the top golden and a toothpick to come out clean.

Let cool or eat when warm.

What do I love about this recipe? Well, we love the blueberry/lemon combination. This isn’t the break apart, dry kind of scone. It is quite moist. Hope you like it too!

What don’t I love about this recipe? It isn’t exactly low-fat. Not even close. This is the kind of thing you make for company or a friend who helped her daughter watch your dog and garden while you were away and you owe her BIGTIME! (Yes, Val, that is you!♥)

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