Lemon Verbena Blueberry Scones

Recipe by BecR2400
READY IN: 40mins
YIELD: 10 scones




  • Center a rack in the oven and preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment or a silicone mat.
  • Stir the egg and cream together in a small bowl.
  • Whisk the flour, baking powder, and salt together in a large bowl.
  • In a separate bowl add the sugar, lemon zest, and lemon verbena leaves. Rub everything together with your fingers to bring out the lemon flavor.
  • Stir lemon mixture into the flour mixture. Add the butter to the flour/lemon sugar mixture. Using your fingers, toss to coat the pieces of butter with flour. Quickly, working with your fingertips or a pastry blender, cut and rub the butter into the dry ingredients until the mixture is pebbly. You will have some little butter clumps and some larger clumps-the size of peas.
  • Pour the egg and cream over the dry ingredients and stir with a fork just until the dough comes together. It will be sticky. Don't over mix. Still in the bowl, gently knead the dough by hand, 8 to 10 times.
  • Gently fold in the blueberries.
  • Lightly dust a work surface with flour and turn out the dough. Divide it in half. Working with one piece at a time, pat the dough into a rough circle that's about 5 inches in diameter, cut it into wedges or use a round cookie cutter and cut out the scones.
  • Brush the scones with cream and sprinkle Turbinado sugar on top.
  • Bake the scones for 20 to 22 minutes, or until their tops are golden brown. Transfer them to a rack and cool.
  • Glaze with my lemon glaze recipe #411928, if desired.
  • These are best eaten warm and on the day they are made.