Scones are similar to biscuits in preparation. Just remember to work the dough as little as possible and you'll have tender, light, and delicious scones. If you're using fresh blueberries, be sure to freeze them before you start the scones.
Prep Time: 12 minutes
Cook Time: 14 minutes
Total Time: 26 minutes
Yield: Makes About 16 Small Scones
- 2 cups cake flour, Spoon and Sweep Method, 9 ounces
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 5 tablespoons cold butter, cut into small pieces
- 2/3 cup whipping cream or heavy cream plus more for tops
- 1 large egg
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/2 to 3/4 cup frozen blueberries (do not thaw)
- vanilla sugar or granulated sugar for tops, optional
In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Whisk to blend thoroughly. Cut the butter into small pieces and add to the flour mixture. Work in with a pastry blender and fingers until well incorporated and the mixture is crumbly.
In a small bowl, whisk the 2/3 cup of cream with the egg and vanilla. Stir the cream mixture into the dry ingredients just until ingredients are moistened. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and gently knead frozen blueberries in, a few at a time, folding over and adding a few more. Work the dough as little as possible. Divide the dough into 2 portions and pat into circles about 1/2- to 3/4-inch thick. Cut each circle into 8 wedges. Arrange on the parchment paper. Brush each scone lightly with cream and sprinkle with sugar, if desired. Bake for 11 to 14 minutes, or until lightly browned.
Serve with lemon curd, butter, a cream cheese spread, or your favorite fruit preserves.
Makes 16 small scones.
Lemon Cream Scones
The lemony glaze on these fabulous scones makes them extra-special. They're cake-like scones, and they make a wonderful snack or breakfast with or without preserves.
Vanilla Cream Scones
Serve these delicious sweetened scones with your favorite preserves or lemon curd. Heavy cream makes them very quick and easy to mix, and they bake in just 12 to 15 minutes. These scones are topped with a sprinkling of vanilla sugar or granulated sugar just before baking.
These scones are flavored with fresh chopped cranberries and grated orange peel. Make these scones with or without the chopped nuts.