I was hunting around as I usually do, looking for something different to do with Blueberries. I normally throw them into smoothies, and I remember once making a blueberry drink for a friend’s dinner. And now come to think of it I also made a blueberry sauce to go with some quick pancakes when my Uncle came down to spend some time with us (you know those pancakes you make and they turn out so nice…but you can’t remember how you did it? It was one of those days). Ok so I’ve kind of lost the argument: I have done a few things with Blueberries, but I have to say these scones excite me the most. Not only are they really quick and simple to make but extremely tasty! To speed up the process, this can be made in a food mixer.
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon grated orange zest
1 stick cold unsalted butter, grated
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 tsp Vanilla extract
1/2 cup cold heavy cream
1 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
extra heavy cream for brushing the tops
raw sugar for sprinkling the tops
Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees F.
In the bowl mix 2 cups of flour, 1/2 cup sugar, the baking powder, orange zest, and salt. Then add the cold butter and mix well. In another bowl, combine the egg, vanilla and heavy cream and whisk well. Slowly pour cream into the flour and butter mixture. Mix until you see no more lumps. Now add the blueberries to the dough, together. You might want to use your hands it this point to avoid the berries bursting prematurely.
Spoon out the dough onto a well-floured surface and knead it into a ball. Then with a rolling pin roll the dough about 3/4-inch thick into a circle shape.
Cut the dough into quarters then cut again into eighths, diagonally, making triangles.
Brush the tops of the scones with heavy cream, sprinkle with sugar and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until the tops are browned and the insides are fully baked. The scones will be firm to the touch.
Adapted from recipe by La Petite Brioche