Since we all know breakfast is the best meal of the day (don’t argue with me on this, at least not until you’ve tried the Waffle House All-Star Breakfast), I thought it would be perfect to dedicate an article to my mom’s blueberry scones, complete with a lemon glaze. These sweet babies were a childhood staple of mine, and they’re perfect for anyone who wants to master a fairly simple recipe that’ll have your friends thinking you’re the next Duff Goldman.
Give this blueberry scone recipe a test run, and in no time you’ll be putting all your local cafés and coffee shops to shame.
- Prep Time:20 mins
- Cook Time:20 mins
- Total Time:40 mins
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter cold cut into chunks
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries lightly dusted with flour
Preheat the oven to 400°F and gather your ingredients. Sift together flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar.
Using 2 forks or a pastry blender, cut in the butter chunks to coat the pieces with flour until the mixture looks like coarse crumbs.
Make a well in the center and pour in heavy cream. Fold everything together just to incorporate into a ball (sometimes I add a bit more cream if the dough seems too dry).
Separate the dough into 8 to 10 balls. On a floured surface, roll out each ball, put some blueberries in the center, and fold the dough to make a triangular pastry with the blueberries encased inside. Pinch the edges and place on a lightly greased cookie sheet.
Bake for 15-20 until golden brown. Let cool for a bit before applying the yummy glaze!
While your scones are in the oven, go ahead and throw together this simple lemon glaze that'll take your scones from good to great.
- Prep Time:10 mins
- Cook Time:5 mins
- Total Time:15 mins
- 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
- 2 cups confectioners sugar sifted
- Zest one lemon finely grated
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
Mix lemon juice and confectioners sugar together in a microwave-safe bowl. Stir until sugar dissolves. Add zest of one lemon and butter.
Microwave on high for 30 seconds. Whisk the glaze until smooth and drizzle over the top of the scones.
Voila! Now you have some delicious blueberry scones that you can serve up for a game day brunch, enjoy on a leisurely morning in with your roommates, or even freeze and heat up later when you're in a bind and don’t have time to make the breakfast spread you deserve. Though a little time consuming, once you get the hang of this fantastic recipe, it’s a piece of cake (or, I guess, scone…whatever).