Homemade Blueberry Cream Scones
These Blueberry Cream Scones are bursting with sweet and juicy blueberries and have a delicious sugar topping and a nice tender crumb.
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Blueberry Cream Scones
There’s a reason why breakfast is my most favorite meal of the day. Because it’s perfectly acceptable to call things like Caramel Banana French Toast, Granola Banana Pancakes, Peaches and Cream Coffeecake, and Creme Brulee Baked Oatmeal a meal. Am I right?
Every month when I take Cullen to the groomer, I stop at Panera for breakfast, which usually consists of a yogurt parfait (I’m in love with their granola—I wish they sold it) and an orange scone….without fail. As much as I love that monthly treat, there is another scone I have not been able to get out of my mind. When I was in Austin at BlogHer Food I had the most amazing blueberry scone at their farmers market and I’ve been afraid to eat any other blueberry scone since then. I just know I won’t find one that can come anywhere near as good……It was warm and crumbled between my fingers. This scone was stuffed full of fat juicy blueberries with golden brown exterior and a crunchy sugar topping. Pure heaven in my mouth, I tell you! I never want that memory to fade away.
The other morning I decided it was time. Since a trip to Austin was out of the question, although would be quite welcome since another big snowstorm is headed our way as I write this post. I had picked up blueberries at the market and made my own Homemade Blueberry Cream Scones.
Tips To Making Perfect Scones
If you’ve never had a scone, they are not overly sweet and a soft biscuity interior. I love breaking off large pieces and giving them quick dunk in my coffee. Next time I plan to make a light lemon glaze to drizzle over the top before serving.
When making scones there are a few important tips to know: First, don’t overwork the dough. If you do, the glutens in the flour will overdevelop yielding a tough and hard scone, instead of a nice tender crumb.
Second: Fresh baking powder is a must. Baking powder loses its potency rather quickly, and your scones won’t rise properly if it’s too old. A good rule of thumb is if it’s been more than six months since you bought the baking powder, or you are not sure how old it is, you should replace it.
Can You Freeze Blueberry Cream Scones?
Scones really come together so quickly, you can have a warm batch ready to devour while you clean up the kitchen and put on a pot of coffee! This recipe makes 8 scones, but I made a double batch and put half of them in the freezer to have on hand.
To Freeze Baked Scones:
- Let the scones cool after baking before freezing.
- Place in a zip-top bag or airtight container to protect from freezer burn (place a sheet of waxed or parchment paper between each scone if freezing multiples per bag).
- Sconces will keep for about 3 months in the freezer.
- Leave to defrost in packaging at room temperature for 2-3 hours before serving. Or you can simply pop a frozen scone in a 300° F oven for 5-10 minutes, to warm up, or if you’re in a hurry, just wrap in a paper towel and microwave for about 20 seconds!
Freeze and Bake Scones:
Scones are a breakfast treat that are perfect for preparing ahead. The secret is freezing them at the point where they’re shaped, but not yet baked; freeze unbaked scones. Days or weeks later, simply pop the frozen scones into the oven, and within 20 minutes you’re serving hot scones, ready for butter and jam.
These blueberry scones turned out every bit as good as I had remembered the one I ate in Austin.
I think I see more scones in my future! what are some of your favorites?
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you can use fresh or frozen blueberries
you can use fresh or frozen blueberries