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Blueberry Scones

Preparation 10

Not just for breakfast, these tasty blueberry scones are perfect for snack time, tea time, or any time you want a delicious bakery fresh treat.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 2 sticks butter, softened
  • 1½ cups fresh blueberries
  • 1 lemon, juice and zest
  • ½ cup half and half
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg, well beaten (for wash)
  • ¼ cup turbinado or sparkling sugar

Instructions

Heat oven to 400ºF. Place flour, sugar, salt and baking powder in a large bowl. With a pastry cutter or fork, work butter into the flour mixture until fine crumbs form. Gently stir in blueberries. In a second medium bowl, whisk together lemon juice and zest, half and half, and one egg. With a wooden spoon, slowly add wet mixture to dry, stirring very carefully to keep berries intact. Turn dough onto a parchment-lined cutting board. Form into a 12”x 9” rectangle, about ¾” thick.With the Sweet Creations 3” Round Nest Cutter, press 12 rounds from the dough. Transfer to a large parchment-lined baking sheet. Discard remaining dough. Fill the Sweet Creations Pastry Brush with beaten egg. Glaze the tops of each scone with egg wash, sprinkle with turbinado sugar.Bake for 20-23 minutes or until golden brown around the edges. Allow to cool slightly before serving.

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