Lemon & Blueberry Scones

[A new J in the Herbal Kitchen?? Don’t worry, I’m not here to replace Jerry. Due to our proximity, we will post projects that we work on together]


I think everyone knows what to do if life gives you lemons. But what about a big box of fresh organic blueberries? I think the possibilities get much more interesting… With a big box of blueberries in my fridge on the verge of reaching the point of no return and spoiling, Jerry and I decided to take some drastic action and satisfy the hankering for some baking at the same time. This Lemon & Blueberry Scone recipe found its way to the top of our browsing list while eating lunch at a local Indian restaurant. A quick stop to the shops, and we were ready to get started.

The recipe is fairly straightforward, but we made a mistake in reading the recipe; the orders are for DRIED blueberries, a fact that we overlooked in our excitement. Once we got our ingredients in line, it’s a quick spin in the mixer, and the dough starts coming together. Don’t be shy about the butter!

With the wet ingredients incorporated into the dry, it’s time to fold in the blueberries.

Once I started to work the dough to get the berry distribution as uniform as possible, our mistake in choosing fresh blueberries quickly became evident. The extremely wet dough brought back childhood memories of playdough or mud…

Happily, sifting some more flour (about 1/3 cup) got things under control, and we were soon shaping approx. 6 inch discs to chop into the delicious wedges. We decided to bake the pastries on my pizza stone to help wick away the steam and pull some of the excess moisture out.

Two are scones sitting in the middle of the oven when one says to the other....Bake for 20-25 minutes; about enough time to watch a nice portion of a Top Gear episode. The rest of the episode can be enjoyed with a freshly baked snack and some smooth French-Pressed coffee.

Enjoy!

-John

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    • VANIAAAAAAAAAA
    • February 6th, 2011

    I am sooo hungry. Looking at these pictures are not helping =.=

    • VANIAAAAAAAAAA
    • February 6th, 2011

    I meant “is” not “are”.

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