My Fast and Easy Fresh Blueberry Scones Recipe

fresh blueberry sconesI used to make scones only on a rare occasion because in my mind they were too much hassle.  It’s all that whole pastry cutting thing, I don’t have time for that nonsense!  But all that has changed in the past few months ever since I discovered that I could use my food processor to cut pastry! Now I make fresh berry scones every weekend for my family and they are very happy!

I remember learning to make scones in Grade 8 Home Ec.  In my mind, after that experience, anything that involved cutting butter into flour (otherwise known as pastry cutting) was to be avoided at all costs.

All that changed one day when I saw Martha Stewart on TV one day using her food processor to cut pastry.  Thanks Martha, you changed my life!

Any berries can be used for these scones.  Where I live we get raspberries in early July, followed by blueberries and then blackberries.  All are delicious in this fresh berry scone recipe.  I have also used frozen blueberries so that gives an option if you want to make these in the middle of winter.  Which sounds really good on a cold winter morning with a hot cup of coffee …

Fresh Blueberry Scones

Equipment Needed

  • Food Processor (I love my Cuisinart)
  • cookie sheet
  • parchment paper or silicon mat (Love these!)
  • pizza cutter or very sharp knife

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cold butter cut up into small chunks
  • 1 teaspoon pure lemon extract (or grate lemon zest if you have time!)fresh blueberry scones
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup blueberries

Instructionsfresh blueberry scones

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • In the food processor, add all the dry ingredients and pulse a few times.
  • Put the chunks of butter in and turn on for a few seconds. You should not see any lumps.
  • Add the lemon extract and the egg.  Pulse a few more times.
  • Drizzle the cream over the mixture and turn on for a few seconds or until the dough falls away from the sides.
  • Sprinkle some flour over a board and lay out the dough.  Spread it out with your hands to lay it out flat.  Spread the blueberries out over top.  Fold the dough over the blueberries and then shape it with your hands until it is a rectangle. (see photos)
  • Using a pizza cutter or a sharp knife, cut the rectangle in half and then cut the 2 squares across diagonally.  You will end up with 8 triangles.  (And you thought you would never use that geometry!)
  • Place the triangles on your silicon mat on the cookie sheet. (By the way, put Silicone Baking Mats on your wish list if you bake a lot because you will save a ton of money on buying parchment paper!)
  • Optional: (you can brush cream or butter on top and sprinkle with sugar)fresh berry scones
  • Bake for 15-16 minutes or until the edges are getting brown.

Makes 8 beautiful scones!

Don’t ask me if they keep because they never last more than a few hours here!

See how easy that is!  No pastry cutting and you didn’t even use a mixing bowl!

I hope you give these fast and easy fresh berry scones a try soon!

fresh berry scones on silicon mat

 

 

 

 

 


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