Friday, 6 March 2015

Blueberry scone recipe

              

Scones are the ultimate British teatime snack. I love to eat them mid-morning or mid-afternoon along with a lovely cup of tea. They are really very easy and quick to make and you can adapt them to suit your own taste. I often add currants, which I prefer to raisins. I have also added chocolate chips in the past. This recipe calls for the addition of fresh blueberries which give a delicious fruitiness to the scone. When eating a fruit scone always spread some butter on it. Clotted cream and jam is reserved for plain scones. That's scone etiquette for you! For this recipe, I sprinkled the scones with brown sugar before baking but this is optional. You can leave them plain if you prefer.


Ingredients

2 oz/55g butter
1 lb/450g plain flour
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp castor sugar
250 ml milk
100g fresh blueberries


                         

Sift the flour, salt and baking powder into a bowl. Rub the butter into the flour mixture until it is a breadcrumb consistency.

            

Add the milk and bring the mixture together to make a dough. Stir in the blueberries.

            

Roll out the dough to 1cm thickness and cut into circles using a cookie cutter or a glass. The amount of scones you make will depend on the size of the cutter. Brush with milk and sprinkle with brown sugar.

            

Bake in the oven at 220 degrees for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown.

            

Enjoy your scones slathered with butter alongside a hot cup of tea.


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15 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, how delicious do these look? I may have to make some tomorrow now! Thanks for sharing your recipe :D

    Louise x

    With love from Lou

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    1. You're welcome. They really are delicious. You must try them! :)

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  2. I never knew fruit scones were with butter... I have learnt something new... they do look delicious, and I think I may have to do some baking this weekend now....

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    1. Yes I didn't know this either until I saw some scone experts discussing it on the tv! Lol

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  3. I love blueberries and scones, so can only imagine how lovely the blueberry scones taste x
    www.lilinhaangel.com

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  4. I've not made blueberry scones before but these look and sound delicious. I bet they're lovely with lots of clotted cream x

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  5. Ah wow, i so have to try this! I will bake it for my hubby and myself in a few days!
    myunsettlinglife.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I bet you will both love them. Enjoy! :)

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  6. I have just checked my freezer and i have frozen blueberries. Yay. These are on my baking list for this week. yum thanks for linking up #WhatsYourWeekend

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  7. Oh these look really yummy, I might try making these at some point this week with Luke, only we will be using frozen blueberries. :) Thanks for linking up! #WhatsYourWeekend
    www.lukeosaurusandme.blogspot.co.uk

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