Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Blueberry Scones

Adapted from Joy of Baking

2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup salted butter*, cold
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup milk
Topping:
1 tablespoon milk
1 tablespoon sugar

1. Preheat oven to 400°F and line baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl mix together flour, baking powder, and sugar. Cut in butter until the size of small peas then stir in blueberries.
2. In a small bowl whisk together egg, vanilla, and milk. Add to the dry ingredients and stir until dough forms. Press dough into a 7" wide circle, about 1" thick.
3. Cut circle into 8 triangles then brush tops with milk and sprinkle with sugar. Place onto prepared baking sheet, then bake until golden brown on top and brown on the bottom, about 18-22 minutes.
4. Let scones cool then serve & enjoy!

*If using unsalted butter, add 1/8 teaspoon salt to the dry ingredients. Makes 8.



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