Bursting with flavour these easy to make Lemon Blueberry Scones will awaken your tastebuds with every bite. Traditional, comforting and perfect with a cup of tea.
This is a long-time family favourite recipe. The simplicity yet deliciousness of this recipe makes it tried and true.
The combination of lemon and blueberries is a delicious bright flavour. Perfect with a cup of tea or tall glass of milk, you'll enjoy these flaky scones for your next weekend breakfast get together.
ABOUT THIS RECIPE
- no fancy equipment required. This recipe can be made by hand. All you need is a cookie sheet.
- basic pantry ingredients. You can even make the buttermilk using a substitute if you wish.
- flaky and moist scones that are delicious fresh from the oven with a light lemony glaze.
INGREDIENTS & SUBSTITUTIONS
- all-purpose flour
- baking powder
- baking soda
- butter, cold and chopped into cubes
- blueberries, fresh or frozen
- lemon zest
- buttermilk or buttermilk substitute. For 1 cup of buttermilk, put 1 tbsp. lemon juice or white vinegar into measuring cup. Add enough liquid to fill to the 1 cup measuring line. Stir. Let stand for 5 minutes.
- egg, lightly beaten
- powdered sugar
STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS
In a large mixing bowl, combine all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, sugar and lemon zest.
Using a pastry blender, or by hand, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Add buttermilk and stir with a fork. Dough will be soft and sticky.
Lightly flour work surface and with lightly floured hands, gather up mixture and press it into a ball.
Knead dough ten times. Carefully fold in the blueberries, then pat the dough into a circle about 1" thick.
Use a 2 & ½" cookie cutter to cut into rounds. Place on cookie sheet and brush tops with beaten eggs.
Bake in 425°F oven for 12 to 15 minutes until lightly browned.
For glaze, combine powdered sugar, lemon juice and lemon zest. Stir well, then drizzle over top of scones.
STORAGE & FREEZING INSTRUCTIONS
Store cooled scones in a covered container at room temperature.
Cooled scones can be frozen in freezer-safe container for up to two months.