These are so, so, so good. Let’s just get started, shall we?
These are blueberry scones. Shortly, they’ll be glazed with this lemony sugary goodness.
Then, you’ll have this.
Two hours later, you’ll have this.
This, friends, is what happens when you start a blog and begin to post recipes for the world to see. You begin to eat, and eat, and eat. Perhaps I should have considered a different hobby.
I am not joking when I tell you that after taking the initial pictures, I stopped glazing the scones and started dipping them into the goo with a fork and popping them into my mouth. They were THAT good. I also sacrificed my daily lunch of chips and salsa in favor of these puppies. If that doesn’t convince you to try these out this weekend, I don’t know what will!
Lemon Glazed Blueberry Scones
Makes 12-14 scones
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons sugar
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold, cut in chunks
1 cup fresh blueberries
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
1 tablespoon unsalted butter (melted)
Zest of 1 lemon, grated
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
In a bowl combine dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar). Toss in butter and using a pastry cutter, or your hands, combine until flour covers butter and mixture resembles crumbs. Add blueberries and stir gently to combine. Don’t be too vigorous with them or you’ll turn your scones blue! Next, make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients and pour in your egg and heavy cream. Get your hands in there and mix until just combined. Dough will be very dry and crumbly. Don’t worry!
Turn out batter onto a lightly floured surface and press into a rectangular shape keeping your dough roughly 1/4 inch thick. Slice into smaller rectangles and eventually into traditional triangular shaped scones. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake 13-15 minutes or until golden brown.
While the scones are baking, make the glaze. This glaze is so easy. Measure confectioner’s sugar into a bowl and add lemon juice. Whisk to combine. Next add lemon zest and melted butter. Again, whisk to combine. Drizzle over warmed scones. Or, skip the scones all together and eat this with a spoon!