What could be better than a delicious blueberry scone to go along with a tall glass of iced tea during the summertime? Or perhaps with a steaming hot cup of vanilla chai tea during a cold snowy afternoon?
I’ve been wanting to make scones for a very long time, but just hadn’t found the time. I had the day off of work and decided that it was a stay in the kitchen and bake all day kind of day, and that is exactly what I did. This is a recipe that I got from my grandfather. It was originally an Orange Cranberry Scone recipe and I adapted it to blueberry scones. Because if I’m honest, I’ve been a little obsessed with blueberries of late.
It’s a super simple recipe, extremely easy to make, and so very good for eating! So do try them! I may be just slightly obsessed with them! 😉
Delicious Blueberry Scones (Click for Recipe)
Just look at how gorgeous they are! Perfect with a hot cup of tea! Winter or summertime! 😉
To start these delicious scones you whisk or sift the flour, baking powder, salt, sugar and orange zest together.
If you’re lacking an orange you can truly use any type of citrus fruit that you might have on hand. When I made this recipe last I actually used the zest of a grapefruit. You couldn’t tell the difference!
Next you are going to grate the frozen butter right into the dry mixture. It helps to dip the butter into the flour mixture so that your hand does not get as greasy.
Now mix those delicious blueberries into your flour mixture! So good and so gorgeous! Hey, did I mention I might be a little obsessed with blueberries? They’re good in just about anything! Homemade blueberry ice cream would be a real treat… Blueberry pancakes, blueberry smoothies, blueberry lemonade (hint hint recipe coming soon)… You get the point! I love blueberries, and the funny thing is that I didn’t use to like them. As they say taste changes the older you get!
Total accident when it came to getting the dough in that perfect circle inside that perfectly round little circle on the mat! I promise that it just happened, but it happened perfectly. So who’s complaining? Certainly not me! It does my CDO Good! 😉
Cut the dough into triangles and they’re ready to pop into the oven! Don’t forget the buttermilk and coarse sugar (if you’ve got it. regular sugar is just fine too, but let’s be honest, the coarse sugar is much prettier).
They’re not even cooked yet, and they look amazing! This is definitely a recipe that I’ll be keeping close by! A true comfort food.
Bake them at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes and you will have yourself a beautiful tasty warm scone in no time! Just don’t forget to brew yourself up a pot of tea to go along with them! And for the coffee lovers… The scones go great with coffee as well! You don’t have to take my word for it, just try it! You’ll see for yourself!
Just looking at these pictures is making me want to make another batch of them tonight! But alas, it shall have to wait as I have already been baking in the kitchen earlier tonight.
I hope that you all enjoy this recipe and do let me know if you decide to try it out! This is my first post so also let me know if I could do something better. My plan is to post once a week for sure on Sunday nights and eventually move that up to twice times a week so that you always have some fresh new recipes to try!
Delicious Blueberry Scones
1 3/4 Cup all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp sugar
Grated zest of 1 orange
1 stick butter (1/2 cup), frozen and grated
1/2-3/4 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
3/4 cup buttermilk
2 tbs coarse sugar
Whisk first five ingredients together, grater butter into dry mix, and make sure that it does clump together. Stir in buttermilk just until it holds together. Pat dough into circle, about 3/4 inch thick. Cut into eight triangles and place on parchment-lined baking sheet. Brush with additional buttermilk and sprinkle with coarse sugar. Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes.