Scones are a wonderful quick bread style pastry (if you can call them that)
that is just plain delicious and tender with any fruit in them.
This weekend I treated my family to Blueberry Scones for
breakfast. They were gobbled up fast!
Here is the recipe, compliments of recipes.com.
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 T baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup cold butter (chopped)
1 cup fresh blueberries (or any fresh fruit)
3/4 cup half and half (I used 2% milk and it worked just fine)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cut butter into mixture of flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add blueberries and toss to mix. In a separate bowl beat together cream (or milk) and egg, slowly pouring into dry ingredients, stirring gently with a rubber spatula until a dough, of sorts, forms. Knead until it comes together but do NOT overwork. Okay folks..I will warn you, this is a wet and sticky dough. Don't be tempted to add more flour...not yet. Divide the wet sticky mess in half and dump onto a very floured countertop. Knead with hands covered in flour. Prepare to make a mess! LOL Mix as well as you can. Pat out each half into a circle and cut into 6 wedges. You will have a total of 12 wedges when you are finished. Bake on an ungreased sheet about 20 minutes. Best served warm, with butter, but delicious later after it cools too! Enjoy!