Prep 20 mins
Cook 29 mins
Tyler Florence has done it again. Yum!!!
Make and share this Blueberry Scones With Lemon Glaze recipe from Food.com.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold, cut in chunks
- 1 cup heavy cream, plus more for brushing the scones
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- 1⁄2 cup fresh lemon juice
- 2 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
- 1 lemon, zest of, finely grated
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
- Sift together the dry ingredients; the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Using 2 forks or a pastry blender, cut in the butter to coat the pieces with the flour. The mixture should look like coarse crumbs.
- Make a well in the center and pour in the heavy cream. Fold everything together just to incorporate; do not overwork the dough.
- Fold the blueberries into the batter. Take care not to mash or bruise the blueberries because their strong color will bleed into the dough.
- Press the dough out on a lightly floured surface into a rectangle about 12 by 3 by 1 1/4 inches.
- Cut the rectangle in 1/2 then cut the pieces in 1/2 again, giving you 4 (3-inch) squares.
- Cut the squares in 1/2 on a diagonal to give you the classic triangle shape.
- Place the scones on an ungreased cookie sheet and brush the tops with a little heavy cream.
- Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until beautiful and brown. Let the scones cool a bit before you apply the glaze.
- Technically you should make this simple lemon glaze in a double boiler (i.e. over a pot of simmering water with a heatproof bowl set on top) but it's even simpler to zap it in the microwave.
- Mix the lemon juice and confectioners' sugar together in a microwave-safe bowl.
- Stir until the sugar dissolves.
- Add the lemon zest and butter.
- Nuke it for 30 seconds on high.
- Whisk the glaze to smooth out any lumps, then drizzle the glaze over the top of the scones.
- Let it set a minute before serving.
I liked this recipe. It was pretty easy and straight forward. I only gave it four stars though, because I felt it was missing something. I'm not sure what. I'm going to sleep on it and try the recipe again with some tweaks.
5/2011- Update, I've used this recipe a few more times and it's better if you add some lemon zest into the batter, IMO. But tonight I went crazy and tried to make this south beach friendly and replaced the flour with whole wheat pastry flour, the sugar with splenda and the butter in the glaze with olive oil. So good! Hubby and I have lost 20 lbs a piece by following south beach in two months!
This is an awesome recipe! And easy to do. I only use a half recipe for the glaze plus a little extra sugar to thicken it up some. I drool all winter waiting for blueberry season to come again.
Wow!! Wonderful recipe!! I love these scones!! Fabulous glaze!!! Outstanding!!