Monday, January 16, 2012

Blueberry Scones

How was everyone’s weekend? I am on a count down to having a baby girl in 4 weeks and i can’t believe it.  Time is flying by.  But i am ready – the nursary is ready and this past week i got the rest of the things the baby will need for the first few weeks.  Now i am focusing on what will I need the first two weeks.  So i spent the whole weekend cooking and filling up my freezer.  I made a few large batches of chicken stock, lasagna bolognese, Swedish meatballs, chicken piccata and also some batches of these blueberry scones that are my favorite.  I think i should have food for a couple of days now.  I am sure i will make something else, and come up with something else i need.  But now i would like to just sit and relax for the rest of the weeks but i still have to go to work,  but i feel ready.  Hopefully no crazy nesting will kick in.  But then my husband thinks i have been nesting for the last few months.

But i would love to hear from you - did you do any crazy nesting things?  Did you re-organized your closet, wash windows etc?  Would love to hear your stories.

Seattle is getting hit by snow – we got about 4 inches of snow this weekend and are supposed to have a big one arriving tomorrow.  Seattle doesn’t handle snow very well – so if there is one inch on the ground the city pretty much shuts down.  But my dog LOVES the snow.

Blueberry Scones

Adapted from: The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook

Yields: 16 scones | Prep Time: 20 minutes | Cook Time: 25 minutes

4 cups plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
2 tbsp sugar plus 2 tbsp for sprinkling
2 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla
¼ tsp lemon zest
2 tsp salt
3/4 pound (3 sticks of butter) cold unsalted butter, diced
4 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup cold heavy cream
2 cups blueberries
1 egg beaten for egg wash

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, combine 4 cups of flour, 2 tbsp sugar, baking powder, and salt. Blend in the cold butter at the lowest speed and mix until the butter is in pea-sized pieces. Combine the eggs and heavy cream and quickly add them to the flour and butter mixture. Combine until just blended. Toss the blueberries with 1 tbsp of flour and lemon zest and set them aside.

The dough may be a bit sticky.

Dump the dough out onto a well-floured surface and be sure it is well combined. Flour your hands and a rolling pin and roll the dough 3/4-inch thick. You should see lumps of butter in the dough. Cut into squares with a 4-inch plain or fluted cutter, and then cut them in half diagonally to make triangles. Then put the blueberries in the triangle and fold the top piece over to the long side of the triangle. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Brush the tops with egg wash and sprinkle with sugar. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until the outsides are crisp and the insides are fully baked.

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31 Responses to “Blueberry Scones”

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    Katarina — January 16, 2012 @ 11:57 pm

    Scones are so good! Wishing you all the best!

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    Heather (Heather's Dish) — January 17, 2012 @ 4:41 am

    your puppy is SO cute! my dogs love the snow too…they run around and stick their faces in it all day long :) the scones look amazing…perfect amount of blueberries to yummy pastry :)

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    Kate — January 17, 2012 @ 7:17 am

    These look amazing and perfect for sitting down with a cup of tea and resting! You are certainly a busy one these last few weeks. With snow on the ground, take some time and enjoy relaxing. Love your doggie…and he looks as though he loves the snow.

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    Suzanne — January 17, 2012 @ 8:03 am

    Funny to think that you
    have more snow on the
    ground in Seattle than
    we do here, in Minneapolis!
    Only a dusting, for us, so
    far this year ~ very odd.

    I’ve been thinking about
    you and the arrival of your
    sweet bebe, soon. Enjoy
    these weeks of peace,
    preparation and happy
    anticipation. I nested in
    a big way, as I quit my job
    a month before our girl
    was born. Organized just
    about every drawer and
    cupboard! Funny how
    that goes.

    Looking forward to trying
    these scones. I have blue-
    berries in the fridge, so I
    could even make them, today…..

    Hugs,
    Suzanne

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    Deanna — January 17, 2012 @ 10:07 am

    What a cute dog! I need these scones to go with my coffee.

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    Lisa — January 17, 2012 @ 10:19 am

    Ohhh these are a must do. Will try this for Sunday morning brunch!

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    Juliana — January 17, 2012 @ 3:01 pm

    Oh! Your blueberry scones look so good, would love to have it with a cup of coffee, morning or afternoon.
    Love the picture of your dog…so cute!
    Have a great week :-)

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    Anna @ the shady pine — January 18, 2012 @ 11:57 am

    I love scones and blueberries so for me this is an ideal combination….they look fabulous!

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    carolinaheartstrings — January 18, 2012 @ 1:21 pm

    Those scones look fantastic. The dog is just precious! Thanks for sharing them both. Come visit. We have a lot of terrific healthy recipes this month.

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    Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen — January 19, 2012 @ 1:35 am

    Wow, I can’t believe you only have 4 weeks left! How exciting!!

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    Charitzie — January 19, 2012 @ 4:00 pm

    This is really awesome!!I want to try this too…

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    Lisa — January 19, 2012 @ 11:18 pm

    Wow, that looks like a very tasty treat! Since I fortunately have the ingredients in my cupboard, I hope I can fit making them in my apparently hectic weekend schedule.

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — January 20, 2012 @ 6:18 am

    This would make a fantastic weekend breakfast!

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    Splendid Willow — January 21, 2012 @ 2:48 pm

    We should have put some in my suitcase! (And Cooper too!).

    Sitting at the airport on my way to Stockholm. Quite looking forward to it!

    Have a great week my friend.

    Warm hugs,

    Mon

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    LiveLikeYou — January 23, 2012 @ 10:09 am

    ahahaha Love your dog!! how cute. He’s ready to play!

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    Magic of Spice — January 23, 2012 @ 4:43 pm

    Wow it is coming up so fast…does sound like you are ready though :) Your scones look perfect! And your pup is adorable :)
    Wishing you the best with your new coming joyful addition!

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    Jezziel — January 23, 2012 @ 10:54 pm

    This makes my mouth melt…I hope i can share this to my friends…

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    Priscilla Merb — January 24, 2012 @ 8:45 am

    I haven’t tried blue berry yet. But I bet this cookies is so yummy. What other flavors can you do with cookies if you don’t have blue berries?

    Good luck on your motherhood. I’m excited for you!

    -Priscilla

    • Delishhh replied: — January 24th, 2012 @ 9:58 am

      Priscilla – I have done these with strawberries and also with raisins and chocolate. You can almost do any dried fruit like raisins, apricots and always good with chocolate too. But fresh fruit i have only done strawberries and blueberries, i am sure cranberries would be delicious as well.

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    Jenn and Seth (@HomeSkilletCook) — January 24, 2012 @ 11:08 am

    I love scones!! These look fanatastic! We just found this blog, so much delicious stuff here :)

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    Sneh | Cook Republic — January 24, 2012 @ 9:59 pm

    Oh you are so good and organised with the food! Wishing you and bubs the very best for the delivery. With my first, I painted a mural on a wall. Cute teddy with woodland creatures, butterflies, flowers in a leafy woodsy scene. I just had to paint, don’t know why!! With my second, it was gardening. I was on my knees, belly in the way at 7 months trying to lay a tile and brick edging and plant a deluge of roses and daisies. I know, so weird right?

    The sones look so comforting right now. I have two blueberry punnets in the fridge and this recipe is calling to me!

    • Delishhh replied: — January 25th, 2012 @ 7:22 pm

      Sneh – i can understand the painting part – part of decorating :) but i am just laughing at the vision of a pregnant woman trying to lay down tile and brick – i am sure you were sore after that.

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    Krista {Budget Gourmet Mom} — January 25, 2012 @ 12:41 am

    Gorgeous scones! I think my house has never been cleaner than the weeks before I had a baby. I had the uncontrollable urge to clean everything. Let the countdown continue! Congrats!

    • Delishhh replied: — January 25th, 2012 @ 7:21 pm

      Krista – that is too funny – love hearing everyone’s story!

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    Megan's Cookin' — January 25, 2012 @ 6:38 am

    Tje dog is simply adorable!!! :) The only crazy nesting I did was an obsession about laundry. I didnt want any laundry when I came home but that didn’t work out very good. I learned you always have laundry. But those scones would sure make laundry more fun! :) Cant wait to see pics of that baby girl!!!

    • Delishhh replied: — January 25th, 2012 @ 7:20 pm

      Megan – that is too funny – actually i feel like i have been doing laundry daily – just getting the little ones closet ready :)

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    Yumi — January 26, 2012 @ 8:44 am

    This is a lovely recipe…I am not sure if this can help me bake it…

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    Marla — January 26, 2012 @ 2:39 pm

    LOVE the scones and your dog is precious!

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    Eliana — January 30, 2012 @ 6:33 am

    I need to make a batch of these to then stick in my freezer so that I can enjoy them whenever I want a perfect breakfast. They look delicious.

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    Jenny D. — April 8, 2012 @ 8:04 pm

    You just reminded me of the scones I have in my freezer =] this version looks evenn better though! nothing better than a scone

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