Oh, what a beautiful morning…
…oh, what a beautiful day……
I love mornings like this! Everything is beautiful —- the sun, the conversations…. the soft start of the day. We’ve been having a great vacation and hope you’ve been great, too. These Blueberry Scones are long-time family favorites. Although they only 30 minutes from start to the moment you can take a bite, I haven’t made them in a while. Do you go up and down, with baking, too? They’re not only delicious, you wouldn’t believe their amazing aroma. Mmmm.
From our breakfast table to your own — we’re sharing: recipe below:
- Position rack in the top third of the oven and preheat cover to 424F (225 C.)
- Line baking sheet with parchment or use a baking stone.
- Whisk flour and 1/2 sugar in a large bowl.
- Cut the chilled butter into this mixture until the pieces are the size of small peas.
- (If I have time, I like to freeze the better that’s already been cut into small pieces before using it for the lightest scones ever — but this is not necessary — they’re great as is, too! )
- Add blueberries and toss and coat then, remove.
- You will add the blueberries at the end so that the pastry doesn’t turn purple!
- Mix 1 cup buttermilk, vanilla and lemon peel in a glass measuring cup.
- Pour this into the dry ingredients and stir until a dough begins to form.
- Just before it’s all incorporated, add the blueberries.
- Transfer dough to a lightly floured surface and gather together.
- You will “almost knead” this by turning it gently to combine the ingredients.
- Divide the dough in 1/2.
- Form each dough 1/2 into a ball and flatten into a 1-inch-thick disk.
- Cut each disk into 6 wedges.
- Transfer the scones to baking sheet.
- At this point, you can choose to bake these side by side, spacing 1 inch apart or to leave in a round disk — which will need to bake longer (approx 5 – 10 minutes).
- Brush tops with 1T buttermilk and sprinkle with the remaining sugar.
- Bake and until these are golden brown on top and that a tester (or toothpick) comes out clean from the center, about 25 minutes.