These were really yummy, I had to use another 1/4 cup of milk to even get them to start coming together. That may have been the dryness in Colorado.
These were just okay for me. The scones were a bit dry and crumbly, I did add extra milk to moisten the dough. This is probably a good recipe to introduce people to making scones, but I think there are better recipes out there. This just wasn't a memorable recipe for me. I doubt I would use this recipe again.
I actually didn't find these scones sweet enough for me. I substituted blackberries instead of blueberries and used whole wheat flour, but maybe I didn't put enough sugar on top - they tasted a little too bland, but this might've been my fault with my substitutions. Won't be too bad with butter and jam though.
Fantastic! I'd been craving scones, but didn't have a few key ingredients on hand. Nevertheless, I ended up with really great scones. I substituted margarine for the butter, dried cherries for the blueberries (although next time I'll rehydrate them) and omitted the allspice. I also added a tablespoon of vanilla to the milk to make an even half cup. Could probably use more vanilla this way, though. Next time I'll try them with blueberries--although maybe not; I'm really enjoying the cherries. =)
Wonderful! I didn't have cream so I brushed the tops with some melted butter and I added more berries too!
This is the first time I've tried making scones and I thought they turned out fantastic! I did make some minor changes, as follows: 1. 1/8 tsp salt (instead of a dash) 2. dark brown sugar (instead of white) 3. buttermilk (rather than white), started with 1/2 cup but then added more to make the dough 4. 1 cup blueberries 5. nothing on top These were excellent! Thank you!
These were incredibly easy! I don't know why I always thought making scones would be tricky! I used frozen berries, and they turned out great. I cooked them on parchment paper. In fact, I pressed the dough out right on the paper, so I didn't have to worry about sliding it on to the pan. I didn't get it into a 10" circle, though. More like 8 1/2". So they took 25 minutes to cook. I checked after 15, added 5, then added 5 more minutes, till the center didn't look "wet" anymore. They were not dry at all, like most scones, I've had. The allspice gave a really nice flavor, but didn't overpower. Just enough. They mix up very quickly. I didn't use a pastry blender, I prefer to use my hands for that step. I think the most important thing, like you said, is not to overwork the dough. It looks like it won't come together, but if you get your hands in the dough, it makes all the difference. Thanks l4c! I'll make these again. And again. :)
I found this to be heavy and bland even with extra butter and twice the sugar and some cinnamon added. I even added some pecans for crunch but it did not help either. Sorry, I did not care for this recipe.
Great recipe. I had to also use frozen berries, they worked great. I actually chilled my butter first, then cut it in with a pastry blender. I used cinnamon sugar to sprinkle on top.
Who would have thought that making tasty scones would be this easy?! These are a wonderful addition to the cookbook and you can make them in no time. We had to use frozen blueberries both times we've made them so far (it was winter and fresh berries weren't available)- but spring is here and soon fresh organic blueberries will be available - can only imagine how yummier they will be. These were easy to make and tasty too.