Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Blueberry Scones

I made these during the 4th July weekend for our breakfast with some leftover blueberries from the Summer Berries Sour Cream Tea Cake . These scones are perfectly light, tender, buttery and bursting with fresh blueberries. Now who can resist this especially with the blueberries oozing out of the scones. Carlos had two of it with some butter once it came out of the oven. It is that good :)




Ingredients:

2 1/4 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
3 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 stick/113 gram cold butter – cut into small cubes
1 egg
1/2 cup milk
3 tbsp sour cream
1 1/2 cups blueberries - can be fresh or frozen


1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line the baking pan with parchment paper. Combined the egg, sour cream and milk. Mix well and set it aside.
2. In a mixing bowl, combined flour, baking powder and salt. Mix well. Add in the cold butter, rub the butter and flour together with your fingers until it resembles coarse bread crumbs.
3. Add in the milk mixture, mix until it comes together. Add in the blueberries. Pour the dough out on a well-flour work surface. Knead lightly to form a ball. Flour your hand and with hands pat out the dough to ¾” thick.
4. Using a knife or a cookie cutter cut into desired shapes. Place the scones on the baking pan. Collect the scraps of dough and roll it out and cut into shapes again.
5. Brush the top of the scones with a bit of milk and bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until lightly brown and the insides are fully baked. The scones will be firm to touch.
6. Allow the scones of cool down a bit before serving it with some jam and butter.


Note: You can freeze the shaped scones before baking. It can be bake straight from the freezer. These would be the perfect thing to have on hand for unexpected guests.

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi!Gert

Yes, from the pictures. Those oozing blueberries color are really nice in and out of the golden brown scones. No wonder Carlos had 2 in a row hahaha. Must try. By the way did you make the jam too? Is it abricot jam? Thanks for sharing and have a nice day.

Yen

Shereen said...

We love scones,Gert although you know the boys prefer savoury scones to the fruity or sweet ones.Dulu, I selalu buat but don't know why I tak buat for so long already.Yours look so nice,Gert.Rasa macam mo just reach in the monitor and grab a few...hahaha.Nice!

Honey Bee Sweets said...

One of my favorite breakfast! A sladder of cold butter is all I need... yum! Is it blueberry season now? Envy envy lah!!

Anncoo said...

I love blueberries and this looks so good for my breakfast too!

Elin said...

Gert...all the hearts...scones made of love sure good :) hahaha Carlos must be delighted with them . I would love it too. Share some with me :p I can imagine the fragrance of these scones and the buttery taste of it in my mouth...mmmmm hungry just looking at them... supper for me LOL!

Jeannie said...

I love blueberries too but they are so expensive! Your scones look so delicious!

ShashaCatering said...

Yes its nice in taste eventhough it a lil out of shape. I love it too.

Jeanie: Yes, beluberries can be a lil expensive here in Malaysia but not in the cold climate countries right?

Thanks for sharing ;)

Jennifurla said...

One of my favorites, looks so appetizing.

ReeseKitchen said...

When I see you berries bakes, I feel like buying some immediately! They all looks so beautiful..:) Scones are my favorite..this is definitely added into my list. Thanks for sharing!

neyeeloh said...

This recipe is so great because the dough can be frozen and bake in the next morning. What can beat a freshly baked scone hot from oven ^_^

Cheah said...

Yummy, yummy. I also agree with Jeannie that blueberries are so expensive here. I like the 1st pic.

Peggy said...

these look so good!

Janine said...

I love scones, but heart-shaped scones? SOLD! Especially when they come studded with blueberries. Your scones look absolutely delightful!

My Little Space said...

Hmmmmm..mm..you just tempted me to make some scones tomorrow. Love scones so much and yours is fabulous.
Kristy

Jenn (Cookies Cupcakes Cardio) said...

Making my own scones has been on my baking bucket list for a while now....thank you for the inspiration to attempt to do it...FINALLY! these look delicious.

DG said...

Lovely shape of scones!

~~louise~~ said...

I have such a craving for Blueberry Scones, I can taste them from here. Your's look lovely.

Thank you so much for sharing...Perhaps I will get to baking them before the month of July has past. July is National Blueberry Month!!!

ICook4Fun said...

Yen, no, I am too lazy to make my own jam. It is apricot and strawberry jam.

Shereen, thank you. Scones is the easiest to make so I don't mind making it often. It is so nice eaten warm with some butter :)

Bee Bee, yes plenty of berries now especially blueberries. It is cheap and this year crops are huge because of all the rain we got.

Elin, oh yea, he love them. I used lupark butter to make this so you can imagine the smell :)

Jeannie, thank you.

Shasha, you know lah scones will always go out of shape when bake.

Jeannifurla, thank you.

Reese, hope you make this soon :)

Neyeeloh, if you want to bake it the next morning you don't have to freeze it. Just leave the dough in the fridge and bake it the next day.

Cheah, now we can get a punnet for $1.00 here.

Peggy, thanks.

ICook4Fun said...

Janine, ha ha the heart shapes look cute don't they :)

Kristy, thank you.

Jenn, oh this is so easy. Hope you make it soon.

DG, thanks.

Louise, thank you. Yes, we get lots of blueberries in July so I will make all kinds of dessert with it. I still have 2 punnet in the fridge :)

Lisa said...

Those scones are just so lovely. I can just imagine how delicious they were straight out of the oven. I wouldn't mind having one of these every day for breakfast. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog till Monday and I'd love it if you'd come by and link your scones up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/07/sweets-for-saturday-25.html

Qkinha said...

My scones just pop out from the oven and they look and smell amazing!!! First time i try it and its your recipe! Thanks!