This is my go-to Blueberry Lemon Scones recipe. It’s perfect for a Sunday breakfast or an afternoon tea or coffee. It’s fairly easy to make, and if you’ve made biscuits from scratch (my buttermilk biscuits recipe is very good), the process is almost the same with the addition of mixing in the berries.
I’ve seen lots and lots of recipe for blueberry lemon scones that are actually biscuits with berries. What makes these scones different, is the addition of an egg. I also use heavy cream instead of buttermilk. The end result is a dense (in a good sense) yet tender scone, with the best flavor of berries, lemon, and vanilla.
I follow this recipe almost exactly, but I add lemon juice to the dough for an extra kick of lemon flavor. I skip the egg wash because there is glaze. These Blueberry Lemon Scones freeze very well – microwave for a minute to reheat.
Makes 8 scones
- 2 cups flour
- ⅓ cup sugar
- 2 tsp of baking powder
- ¾ tsp of salt
- zest of one lemon
- juice of one lemon (2 tbsp.)
- 10 tbsp. cold butter, diced into cubes
- ½ cup heavy cream
- 1 egg
- 1 heaping cup of blueberries
- ¾ tsp vanilla extract
- ¾ cup of powdered sugar
- 2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
- Preheat oven to 400F (200C).
- Line a baking sheet with with parchment paper or foil (grease the foil).
- In a bowl combine flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and zest.
- Add the butter and rub it into the flour mixture with your figure tips. Do not work the butter too much. The dough should have a coarse crumbs consistency. Butter pieces the size of a pea is fine.
- In a small bowl or measuring cup whisk together the cream, the egg, lemon juice ,and vanilla extract. Pour into the flour mixture, add the blueberries.
- Gently mix with a fork until combined, and then remove from the bowl on a floured countertop.
- Shape dough into a square, cut into 4 squares and then cut the squares into triangles. You will end up with 8 triangles.
- Put the scones on the prepared baking sheet and place the sheet into the freezer for 5 minutes or fridge for 15 minutes.
- Bake for 20-25 mins until golden brown.
- Mix the sugar and lemon juice in a small bowl, and whisk until smooth to make the glaze. Once the scones have cooled off a bit, dip a fork in the glaze and then drizzle it over the scones
- Make sure your butter is cold, as well as the cream.
- Placing the scones in the freezer helps them keep their shape when they bake.
- If you glaze the scones right out of the oven, the glaze will “melt” in the scones. They will still taste delicious but you won’t be able to see the glaze.
Today was a day we finally got to make popsicles and ice-cream. Phoebe was excited to make these strawberry popsicles.
She took a picture of the leftover strawberry slushy to send to her friend. The friend approved.
The chocolate ice-cream recipe is from David Lebovitz.
We can officially cross “make ice cream” off the summer bucket list.
Speaking of a summer bucket list, this summer is really low key, with the Covid still around. We are waiting when kids under 12 will be able to receive a vaccine before we can go to all the usual “fun” places. The main, low-key, entertainment for now are the pool and water parks in the area.
This above-ground pool has been a life savor
We discovered this little sculpture on a park walk. It’s scissors cutting through a sheet of paper. An upside of being limited with what we could do during Covid was that we discovered so many fun and interesting areas locally, which we wouldn’t have otherwise. Looking for that silver lining…
Ethan has been the best big brother. There are serious discussions on important topics, like the Calico Critter village set up. I admire Ethan’s patience and am happy to see the kids getting along well, in spite of being cooped up for so long.
Ethan also went a got a summer job, he applied and went through the hiring process without us arranging for it. He even went in for a haircut at a place where I used to take him. He remembered Tuesdays were the discount days, and that’s when we’d go. So he arranged for his haircut last Tuesday.
We are wrapping up a long landscaping and the house exterior maintenance project. It’s something that we’d wanted to be done for years and finally got around to. I’ll need to write a separate post about it, it was long, involved, and expensive. Some things will be on-going (like planting a vegetable bed and some flowers), but the big ticket items are in place.
We have hydrangeas where there used to be dirt and gravel.
Not pictured: work-work-work, and trying to keep up with having the house in order, everyone’s medical appointments scheduled, errands done, and a million other things. Constant fatigue is making it that much harder to get all of that done. I am hoping it’s temporary and life we’ll get back to normal 100% at some point, or I’ll have to learn to adjust to this “new normal”.
How are you holding up? I hope you are enjoying the summer as much as possible and taking care of yourselves.