|if it wasn't apparent from my pumpkin bread post, i'm a huge fan of a sweet treat for breakfast. these scones are light and flaky and the fresh blueberries add a huge pop of flavor with just a hint of lemon zest. it's a great way to start off any morning happy! i got this recipe from a former roommate- anytime she had these scones in the house i was looking to steal as many bites as possible. i added the lemon zest as a new twist, but it's still as delicious as the first one i tried... enjoy!|
|the ingredients: 3c flour, 1/3c granulated sugar, 2 1/2tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp baking soda, 3/4tsp salt, 8oz. unsalted butter, 1c buttermilk, 1/4c sugar in the raw, 1c fresh frozen blueberries, 1 tablespoon lemon zest|
step 1: mix together flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt
step 2: using a fork or knife (i used my fingers) cut 6 oz. cold, unsalted butter into tiny cubes and work into the flour until mixture resembles cornmeal... the dough is not being overworked, this is what gives the scone its flakiness!
step 3: add lemon zest (i freshly grated about a tbsp above the mix)
step 4: add buttermilk (i didn't have buttermilk so i substituted using this) by pour over mixture until moistened; mix until dough is soft with a rough look
step 5: gather dough into a ball and knead 12 time’s (mix it up but not overworking the dough) on a floured surface until looks like the above (add more buttermilk if it is not coming together)
step 6: cut dough in half and shape into two 7 1/2 in. circles; fold in blueberries by placing on top of circle and folding over dough and pressing back, quickly kneading 1 or 2 times (do not let berries defrost!); pat out, cut into 6-8 wedges and place on cookie sheet
step 7: bake at 425 for 10-12 mins until golden brown on top
step 8: melt the remaining 2oz. of butter to brush on top of each scone; sprinkle with remaining sugar
|the final product... the sugar topping gives the scones a gorgeous shine and delicious crunch!|
i popped a scone into the toaster oven the morning after to give it some extra crunch to go with my coffee... delicious!