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Blueberry Scone

Blueberry Scone Recipe

These better-than-the-bakery blueberry scones are bursting with juicy blueberries. They’re buttery and moist with crisp crumbly edges and soft flaky centers. Read through the recipe before beginning. You can skip the chilling for 15 minutes prior to baking, but I highly recommend it to prevent the scones from over-spreading.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups 250g all-purpose flour (spoon & leveled), plus more for hands and work surface
  • 1/2 cup 100g granulated sugar
  • 2 and 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup 1 stick; 115g unsalted butter, frozen
  • 1/2 cup 120ml heavy cream (plus 2 Tbsp for brushing)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 heaping cup 180g fresh or frozen blueberries (do not thaw)
  • for topping: coarse sugar and vanilla icing

Instructions
 

  • Whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt together in a large bowl. Grate the frozen butter using a box grater. Add it to the flour mixture and combine with a pastry cutter, two forks, or your fingers until the mixture comes together in pea-sized crumbs. See video above for a closer look at the texture. Place in the refrigerator or freezer as you mix the wet ingredients together.
  • Whisk 1/2 cup heavy cream, the egg, and vanilla extract together in a small bowl. Drizzle over the flour mixture, add the blueberries, then mix together until everything appears moistened.
  • Pour onto the counter and, with floured hands, work dough into a ball as best you can. Dough will be sticky. If it’s too sticky, add a little more flour. If it seems too dry, add 1-2 more Tablespoons heavy cream. Press into an 8-inch disc and, with a sharp knife or bench scraper, cut into 8 wedges.
  • Brush scones with remaining heavy cream and for extra crunch, sprinkle with coarse sugar. (You can do this before or after refrigerating in the next step.)
  • Place scones on a plate or lined baking sheet (if your fridge has space!) and refrigerate for at least 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400°F (204°C).
  • Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat. After refrigerating, arrange scones 2-3 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet(s).
  • Bake for 22-25 minutes or until golden brown around the edges and lightly browned on top. Remove from the oven and cool for a few minutes before topping with vanilla icing.
  • Leftover iced or un-iced scones keep well at room temperature for 2 days or in the refrigerator for 5 days.
Keyword Blueberry, Scone