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Friday, January 17, 2014

Recipe: Orange - Blueberry Scones

These are the perfect scones to pair with coffee or tea.  Not too sweet yet moist and delicious.  This is the perfect way to use up some of the blueberries you have stored in the freezer.  If you don't have any frozen blueberries, don't worry, you can substitute the frozen blueberries with dried blueberries, cranberries, or whatever sounds good.

Orange-Blueberry Scones
Recipe adapted from a recipe by Ina Garten
Makes 8 scones

2 cups plus 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 Tablespoons granulated sugar {plus extra for sprinkling}
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon grated orange zest
12 Tablespoon unsalted butter, cold and cut into 12 pieces
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup frozen blueberries {do not thaw}
heaping 1/2 cup confectioners sugar
4 teaspoons freshly squeezed orange juice

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat mat.

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, mix together the 2 cups of flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, salt and orange zest.  Add the cold butter and mix, on low, until the butter is roughly the size of peas.  Add the cream and beaten eggs and mix just until blended {the dough will be lumpy}.

In a small bowl, combine the frozen blueberries with the 2 Tablespoons flour.  Add the berries and flour to the dough and mix on low for a couple of seconds.

Dump the dough onto a well-floured counter and pat it into a ball.  With your hands or a rolling pin, pat or roll out until the dough is about 1 inch thick.  Flour a 3-inch circle cutter {or glass} and cut out circles of dough.  Gather any extra bits and re-roll and continue cutting.  Place the scones on the prepared baking sheet and sprinkle with sugar.

Bake for 18-22 minutes, until the tops are browned and the insides are baked. 

Allow to cool 15 minutes before glazing.

Glaze:  In a small bowl, with a fork mix together the confectioner's sugar with the orange juice.  When scones have cooled slightly, drizzle over scones.



  1. just made these with the kiddos for lunch - yummy yummy!

  2. Those look delicious. I can't wait to make them for my family.

  3. These look amazing! I bet they work perfectly for breakfast! I definitely need to make some of these for my kids. Thanks for sharing!

  4. oh hey there drool, seriously this looks amazing. pinning

  5. I love delicious scones oh, so much! Thanks for sharing ! I have to make these soon!


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