09 August 2008

Blueberry Scones
















While talking to a friend at work, I came up with the idea of blueberry scones. I love fruit scones and bluberries are really cheap just now, so I thought why not exchange the raisins for blueberries. Graham loves these scones, he says they have in-built jam. I liked that as a review.

Blueberry Scones

2 cups self-raising flour
120g / 1 stick butter
1 tsp baking powder
1 ½ tsp caster sugar
1 tsp ground mixed spice
1 pinch salt
¾ cup milk


Heat the oven to 220c/425f/GM7 and then flour a baking tray.

Sieve the flour and baking powder into a bowl and rub in the butter, until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs (cube the butter and let it soften a little before you rub it in). Sprinkle over the sugar, spice and salt and mix in. Pour the milk in a little at a time and mix through with a knife, until you have a soft dough.

Add the blueberries and knead the dough a little until combined. Flour your work surface, form the dough into a ball and flatten with the flat of your hand. You want the dough to be about 2 cm thick. Cut the dough with a circular cookie cutter or any shape you like really. Circular is traditional, but I cut mine into heart shapes.

Place the scones onto your floured baking tray and brush with a little milk. Bake for 10 – 15 minutes until the scones are golden.

Serve warm with butter and jam.

Makes about 8 scones

35 comments:

  1. I love scones too. Cute heart shapes!!

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  2. I confess I have never made scones, but my food critic might get a sweet surprise for Sunday breakfast. These look wonderful! Blueberries are plentiful here now also.

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  3. Hi Ohio Mom, Blueberries are great, aren't they? I am eating loads of them just now!

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  4. love the built in jam idea - blueberres aren't plentiful here unless you are dipping into the freezer section of the supermarket but it is surely scone weather!

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  5. Slide a couple over here, would you? Looks lovely.

    BTW, I've tagged you on my blog.

    xxx

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  6. Those look like a delicious way to start the day and you can never have too many blueberries! Plus, I've never made my own scones yet, so that would also be fun.

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  7. You know, I've never made scones, and I honestly am not sure if I've ever had scones. I'll have to add that to my list!

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  8. So here I am with my lovely strawberry scones in the oven and I had to tell you that I had to smile. This recipe is one I use, sans the sugar and fruit, for my baking powder biscuits. They smell heavenly, will let you know how they taste as soon as they come out of the oven :)

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  9. Warm from the oven with butter .. yummy! I added freshly ground cinnamon and nutmeg .. one problem, had to hurry and get one before the menfolk eat them all up :)

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  10. "ground mixed spice" ... is that something you buy, or were you just keeping that part of the recipe secret?

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  11. Looks delicious,would love to try these :)

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  12. Built-in jam?? My other half is making appreciative noises already!

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  13. How sweet to have these in heart shapes! In-built jam? I love that!

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  14. i firmly believe that heart-shaped foods taste better than any other shape. it's true. :)

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  15. Can't beat a good scone! Love the heart shaped cutter too.

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  16. Aw - these are so cute!

    I was thinking about baking scones today - great idea to use blueberries!

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  17. Those scones look so good!!! I love the blueberries in them!

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  18. I'm not usually a big fan of scones but these look scrumptious. I love the idea of built in jam.

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  19. Hi Johanna, The weather here can't decide what it is, but scone are always good!

    Hi Lynn, Thank you for tagging me!

    Hi Mike, you should give scones a go, they are very easy to make.

    Hi Kristen, if you anything like me, then that list just gets longer and longer!

    Hi Ohio Mom, Adding strawberries was a good move! I hope you have blogged these, I would love to see them!

    Hi Davimack, you can buy mixed spice in the UK. It is a blend of cinnamon, coriander, nutmeg, clove, pimento and ginger.

    They are lovely Usha :)

    It was a good quote, wasn't it Lysy?

    Hi Antonia, I realised, I didn't have a round cutter, I could have used a glass, but I came across my heart cutter and thought it would be great for my scones.

    Definitely Grace!

    Thanks CC :)

    Hi there Kittie, I hope you made some!

    Hi Judy, isn't it just great the way they explode inside cakes?

    Thanks VV!

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  20. Love scones (at least the ones without nasty raisins) and why haven't I thought of baking them in heart shape, that's such a great idea! And blueberries too, yum.

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  21. Hey, what's wrong with raisins Pia?

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  22. Love the little heart shapes Holler! Berries rock and we should all take an overdose while they're still in season :)

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  23. Love the idea of the jam being built in. One of those would go down a treat as a mid-afternoon snack. Mmmmmmm!

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  24. I love the heart shape of these scones..the blueberries are definitely a welcome bonus too Holler:D

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  25. Holler, scones are delicious already... But heart shaped scones are irresistible - these are so cute!

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  26. Oh yum those look so delicious!! Now I want to go home and make scones.

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  27. Oh, I must try these, as I am a big fan of blueberries and scones. Just lovely.

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  28. Blueberry scones sound perfect! Nice heart shapes.

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  29. You are so right Lore, I will miss them when they are gone!

    They were good Jen :)

    Thanks Val :)

    Just a bit of serendipity that I came across that heart cutter, Patricia!

    Do it, do it, Ashley!

    Thank you Lisa & Kevin :)

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  30. oh i love these heart shaped scones - and am envious of the land of cheap and plentiful blueberries..... what a great idea though! the shaped scone idea is one we will definitely be trying around our place. thanks!

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  31. Looks great. Heart shaped scones are the best way to start a day.

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  32. Nah, raisins in food is one of those things I really, really can't stand, Holler, hence fruit loafs and such are not my thing. IMHO, why spoil good food with wrinkly tiny...:)

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  33. Hi Frances, the bluberries are back up in price unfortunately, but it was good while it lasted!

    Thanks Diann and Jude :)

    Fair enough Pia!

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