Foodie Delights

Featured Recipe:

Wild Maine Blueberry Scones

The original version of this recipe that I found called for raspberries, which are also delicious, but I have a fondness for blueberries having had spent many a summer raking berries on a blueberry farm.

These deliciously flaky scones are a great way to use up those frozen blueberries from last year — both in the recipe and in your family’s mouths!

Ingredients

2 C flour

1/4 C plus 1 T sugar

2 1/2 t baking powder

1/2 t salt

1/2 C (1 stick) unsalted butter — FROZEN

3/4 C plus 1 T heavy cream

1 C FROZEN Wild Maine Blueberries (keep frozen until ready to use).

STEP ONE:

Heat oven to 400 F with a rack in the middle. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and put aside.

STEP TWO:

Mix flour, 1/4 C sugar,  and salt together. My daughter, Kitt, wanted to help with this step.

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STEP THREE:

Time to cut in the frozen butter. I have to admit, I kind of cheat. I have found that grating the butter with the grater blade of the food processor  saves time — but I have also hand-grated the butter. My daughter thought this was cheese, and I guess I can see how she could think that.

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Mix the butter in with the flour and then just mix in the 3/4 C cream.

STEP FOUR:

Roll out the dough on a floured surface to an 8″ X 10″ rectangle. Then take the frozen blueberries out of the freezer and press them in a layer onto the bottom 2/3 of the dough.

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If your kids are like my daughter, you may have to put some of those frozen treats in a bowl.

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(SIDE NOTE: To freeze fresh blueberries, place the cleaned berries on a single layer on a cookie sheet and freeze for an hour or two before you place them in freezer bags. This will allow the berries to separate easily. I do this will ALL of my berries. That way we have frozen berries all year long. I’d love to say they are just for fruit smoothies, but I have to admit, frozen margaritas are DELICIOUS by the pool in the summer.)

STEP FIVE:

Starting at the top area without the berries, fold the dough lengthwise into thirds. Use a spatula to help loosen the dough from the board. Your dough should then look something like this

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Cut the dough into 8 triangles like this:

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Carefully place the triangles on the prepared cookie sheet and then PUT THE COOKIE SHEET IN THE FREEZER FOR 5 minutes.

STEP SIX:

Brush the remaining 1 T of cream onto the tops of each of the scones, and then sprinkle the remaining 1 T of sugar onto the top. Bake for about 20 minutes — until the tops are golden brown.

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YUMMY!!

2 responses to “Foodie Delights

  1. Angela Hood

    I will have to try them. They look great..

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