Blueberry Scones with Lemon Glaze

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Our wonderful mother always made every holiday special and fun, and St Patrick’s Day was no exception.  We would often get green pancakes and juice for breakfast., lots of playful pinches if we dared come out of our rooms not clad in green, and we always feasted on a dinner of Irish food that night.  As we have grown older, she continues to throw a St Paddy’s party for those who live near.  It’s a hoot since we are all required to bring a “party favor” (a funny joke, skit, card trick, talent, etc)!  This year we had a parsnip soup, pork roast,colcannon, apple mash, and scones.  My mom also told us all about one of our Irish ancestors : Mary Jane McConnell (my great, great grandmother shown in the picture behind the scones).  It was a wonderful night!  My contribution was the scones: Blueberry Scones with Lemon Glaze and Oatmeal Maple Pecan Scones.  They were both wonderful!  I am posting the blueberry scones today, but I’ll post the maple scones soon, too.  These scones remind me of our grandma’s blueberry muffins.  So yummy!
Hope you all have a very happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

Blueberry Scones with Lemon Glaze
Submitted by Mindy ~ The Sisters Cafe

Scones:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoons sugar
5 Tablespoons unsalted butter, cold and cut in chunks (I use salted and don’t adjust anything and they still turn out great)
1 cup heavy cream, plus a little more to brush the scones
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries

Lemon Glaze:
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
Powdered sugar
Zest of one lemon
1 Tablespoon butter

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar.  Using 2 forks or a pastry blender, but in the butter to coat the pieces with the flour.  The mixture should look like coarse crumbs.  Make a well in the center and pour in the heavy cream.  Fold everything together just to incorporate; do not overwork the dough.  Fold the blueberries into the batter.  Take care not to mash or bruise the blueberries because their strong color will bleed into the dough. (I used frozen blueberries which taste wonderful but require even more carefulness if you don’t want blue dough).
Press the dough out on a lightly floured surface into a rectangle about 12 x 3 x 1 1/4 inches. Cut the rectangle in 1/2, then cute the pieces in 1/2 again, giving you four (3-inch) squares.  Cut the squares in 1/2 on a diagonal to give you the classic triangle shape. (You can also just roll it into a circle 1 1/4 inches thick and then cut into triangles either before or after cooking).  Place the scones on an ungreased cookie sheet and brush the tops with a little heavy cream.  Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until beautiful and brown.  Let the scones cool a bit before you apply the glaze.
Mix the lemon juice and confectioners’ sugar together in a microwave-safe bowl.  Stir until the sugar dissolves.  Add the lemon zest and butter.  Microwave for 30 seconds on high.  Whisk the glaze to smooth out any lumps, then drizzle the glaze over the top of the scones.  Let it set a minute before serving.

Recipe Source: Tyler Florence from www.foodnetwork.com

Comments

  1. Corinna says

    I just (today) picked up the ingredients for the Cherry Lemon Scones posted on your site. I can't wait to try these too.
    Thanks for sharing all of these wonderful recipes.

  2. Brittany says

    another scone recipe – yay!! I think I'll try these for dinner tonight! Boy, I'm sad I missed the family party – mom always makes the holidays special…even the "little" holidays!

  3. Laura says

    You have the cutest Mom ever! I wish I had her energy to be so playful with my kids. I'm going to try to make a fun green dinner tonight & these yummy scones :)

  4. Melanie Anne says

    YUM!! I love scones! These look fabulous Mindy. I am so bummed that I live too far away and missed out on Mom's party. She told me all about it! It sounded so fun! xo

  5. Anonymous says

    Your family has SO many wonderful traditions! I love hearing about all of them. Happy St. Patrick's day Mindy! Molly Roy

  6. Craita says

    What a wonderful post!I love this recipe and i would like to taste one of this great blueberry scones!Well girls,I've just discovered your blog and I'm very impressed,congrats:)

  7. Emily Claire says

    Oh my goodness! I made these this morning and was in HEAVEN just a few minutes after they came out of the oven! I'll have to add cream and lemons to my shopping list again.

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