Prep 8 mins
Cook 15 mins
These scones very easy and delicious with a cup of coffee or tea! The scones look so yummy with the little pieces of zest and blueberries mixed in them.
- 3 cups flour
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 1 lemon, zest of (grated peel)
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 3⁄4 cup butter
- 1 egg
- 1 lemon, juice of
- 1 cup dried blueberries
- Turn your oven on to 375 degrees.
- Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl.
- Slice in the cold butter and blend with a pastry blender till the mixture is like a coarse meal texture. (You may use two knives and "cut" the butter in by slicing in an "X" pattern if you don't have a pastry blender.).
- Pour the squeezed lemon juice in a measuring cup.
- Crack the egg in the measuring cup with the lemon juice.
- Pour in enough milk into the SAME measuring cup until you have about 1 cup of liquid total.
- Gently mix the wet and dry ingredients.
- Mix in the blueberries.
- Knead the dough on floured board 4 to 5 times and pat out to about 1" thick.
- Cut with cookie cutter or slice into triangles and place on greased cookie sheet.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes or until done.
- *You may sprinkle sliced almonds on before baking*.
these were great, took them to work and they did the rating, I didn't have any dried blueberries so I used fresh,loved the lemon flavor. Thanks
These are AMAZING! I had never made scones before, and now that I know how easy they are to make, I'll be making them a lot more. When I originally chose this recipe, I didn't realize that it called for DRIED blueberries, which I don't have, so I substituted dried cranberries. I've had some great lemon-cranberry cookies, so I thought it would be a good fit. I also used 1/2 whole wheat flour. I did sprinkle with sliced almonds, but they don't stay very well. I made a thin glaze flavored with a few drops of almond extract to drizzle over the top. Next time, I'll sprinkle the almonds over the wet glaze to help them stick. DH also says they're really good. My girls will love these for breakfast tomorrow--and it's a lot cheaper than buying them at the coffee shop! I might also try these with orange instead of lemon...might be a great combo with the cranberries for the holidays. Made for PAC Fall 2008. Thanks for posting!