Melt in your mouth lemon scones bursting with fresh blueberries! You won’t believe how easy they are to make!
A quick note about the blueberries, if you want your scones to be “pretty” and not all blue, I recommend that you use Fresh blueberries. They are still delicious either way, but frozen blueberries have a tendency to color-bleed, giving the overall scone a blue-ish tint.
Blueberry Lemon Scones
2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for hands and work surface
6 tbsp. granulated sugar
2½ tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
zest of 1 large lemon
8 tbsp. butter, frozen and grated with a cheese grater
1 large egg
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
To Make Lemon Glaze
1 cup confectioners’ sugar, sifted
2-3 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
Preheat oven to 400°F
Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Set aside.
Measure flour, the sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl, then whisk the ingredients together to blend. Add the lemon zest and whisk again.
Toss the grated butter into the flour mixture and combine it with a pastry cutter until the mixture resembles coarse meal.
You want to use grated frozen butter rather than just cold because you want to create a pastry effect of light fluffy layers.
Combine cream, egg, and vanilla together in a small bowl and whisk until smooth. Slowly pour the cream mix into flour mixture and then toss the mixture together with a rubber spatula until everything appears moistened.
Fold in the blueberries. The dough should be slightly wet, avoid overworking the dough or your scones will be tough.
With floured hands, work the dough into a ball as best you can and transfer to a floured work surface. Shape the dough into an 8″ disc and cut into equal wedges with a very sharp knife.
Carefully set the wedges onto the parchment paper or silpat lined baking sheet, not touching.
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until lightly golden and cooked through. Remove from the oven & cool 5-10 minutes before serving.
To make glaze combine the listed glaze ingredients together, then drizzle over Warm Scones.