Blueberry Scones With Lemon Glaze
all-purpose flour plus a little more for dusting blueberries
1 T. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
2 T. sugar
3 T. unsalted butter, cold, cut in chunks
1 C. heavy cream
1 C. fresh, not frozen, blueberries
1/2 C. fresh lemon juice
2 C. confectioners' sugar, sifted
Zest of 1 lemon, finely grated
1 T. unsalted butter
Preheat oven to 400° F.
Sift together flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Using 2
forks or pastry blender, cut in butter to coat the pieces with flour until
mixture looks like coarse crumbs. Make a well in center and pour in heavy cream.
Fold everything together just to incorporate; do not overwork dough. Toss
blueberries in a little flour then fold them into the batter, taking care not to
mash or bruise them.
Gently press dough out on a lightly floured surface into a rectangle about 12 by
3 by 1 1/2 inches. Cut in half, then cut the 2 pieces in half again. Cut the
squares in half on a diagonal.
Place triangles on ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 15 to 20 minutes until
brown. Let cool a bit before applying glaze.
To make glaze, mix lemon juice and confectioners' sugar together in a
microwave-safe bowl. Stir until sugar dissolves. Add zest and butter.
Microwave for 30 seconds on high. Whisk the glaze until smooth and drizzle over
the tops of the scones. (Or make glaze in a double boiler.) Let sit a minute
Makes 8 scones.