Friday, April 8, 2011

Scones...oh so delightful!

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

Blueberry Scones

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)
1 egg


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!

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