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Saturday, February 9, 2008

Blueberry-Lemon Scones

You don't need to wait until blueberry season for these. Despite what most recipes will tell you, Trader Joe's Frozen Organic Wild Blueberries make a fine substitute for fresh. Frozen berries tend to ooze more blueberry juice but for me that doesn't seem problematic I think it adds to the homey appeal of this scone.

Blueberry-Lemon Scones


1. 1 1/2 cups unbleached flour
2. 1/2 cup whole-wheat flour
3. 1/3 cup sugar
4. 1 tablespoon baking powder
5. 1/2 teaspoon salt
6. 6 tablespoons butter
7. 1/2 cup heavy cream
8. 1 egg, beaten
9. 1 teaspoon meyer lemon or regular lemon zest
10. 1/2 cup frozen blueberries sprinkled with tablespoon flour
11. Extra cream and cinnamon sugar for topping (optional)


1. Preheat oven to 425 F. and combine dry ingredients.
2. Add butter, chopped into small pieces and mix until butter is pea-sized.
3. Add blueberries and zest and mix lightly to incorporate.
4.Mix cream and egg together, add to dry ingredients slowly, just until dough forms. Knead briefly and form a ball. The trick is to handle dough as little as possible.
5. Cut ball in half and roll out each half into a circle about 5 inches wide. Cut into 5-6 wedges. Roll out second half and do the same.
6. Brush tops with a bit of heavy cream and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
7. Bake at 425 F. for 12-15 minutes or until tops are lightly browned.


JEP said...

Oh, just reading the ingredient list assures me these would taste very good! I like your idea about the frozen berries adding to the homeiness! Unfortunately, I live more than 100 miles from the nearest TJ's--wonder if any of the other frozen brand names are as good?

Izzy's Mama said...

JEP: I'm sure there are other comparable brands. I just like the T.J's variety because they are organic and from Maine. Maine blueberries are smaller and probably release less juice than others.

Anonymous said...

There are currently organic blueberries ($7 a pint) available at Whole Foods and they are tasty.


Izzy's Mama said...

I would never spend $7 for a pint of blueberries!!! That's why I use frozen organic in the winter!!