Lemon Blueberry Scones

Lemon Blueberry Scones with Lemon Curd and Earl Grey

Note by Phyllis Brown:  These scones are a lovely way to start the day – or as a pick-me-up at afternoon tea.  They are very easy to make – just one suggestion.  Be very gentle with the dough – after stirring in the milk, egg and blueberries with a spoon, just bring it together with your hands.  After you turn it out on a floured surface, again, use your hands to form it into a circle and gently pat it to about 1/2 inch thickness.

Lemon Blueberry Scones

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • zest from two lemons
  • 1/3 cup cold butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • egg white
  • 1 tablespoon water

In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, baking soda and lemon zest.  Cut butter in until mixture is crumbly.  In a small bowl beat milk and egg until combined, add blueberries.  Stir into crumb mixture just until blended.  Using your hands gently mix well.  Turn dough onto a floured surface.  Gently form into a ten inch circle – about 1/2 inch thick.

Cut into eight wedges with a sharp knife – you may add rub a little flour on the knife if it gets too sticky.

Carefully using a turner, move the scones to a cookie sheet.  Mix the egg white and water together.  Lightly brush on the scones.  Bake in a 400 degree oven for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.

If you like, serve with lemon curd and a lovely cup of tea!  Enjoy!

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6 responses to “Lemon Blueberry Scones

  1. The scones look delicious. I often bake for my mum and the ladies from her church when they are having fund raising events – I’m sure they would love to try these. Thank you

  2. going to try these this weekend. Jerry is already salivating!

  3. Just made these lovely scones. They didn’t look picture perfect because I’m not the best dough handler, but will improve with practice I’m sure. Jerry is in heaven, and so is our elderly neighbor. Simply delicious, and the blueberry-lemon combination tastes like a harbinger of summer.

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