Spiced Blueberry Scones

Saturday 9 June 2012

 Spiced Blueberry Scones

Sigh . . . the sun did not shine . . . it was too wet to play . . . so we stayed in the house . . . all that cold, cold . . . wet day . . .  (Thank you Dr Seuss!) 

The perfect day to bake scones. An English scone recipe is  the epitome of the perfect scone recipe.  There are many other scone recipes that are just as tasty however, and these wonerful scones are what I consider to be one of my best, if not the best scone recipe I have in my portfolio.

 Spiced Blueberry Scones

Boy, oh boy, have we ever had a wet week!  I think it's probably safe to say that drought conditions will soon be lifted in this country . . . we've had more rain in this past week than we had all winter!  

This is the kind of weather than can get you down if you let it . . . really and truly.

 Spiced Blueberry Scones

The grass is really green though!  And the roses are blooming profusely. You have never seen roses til you hav seen an English Rose. 

 Tis something you can really appreciate and admire  from  the comfort of a dry and warm armchair . . . through the window. With a hot cuppa in one hand and a tasty scrummy scone in the other.

 Spiced Blueberry Scones

Yep . . . nothing tastes better on a rainy day.  Well, that's my opinion anyways! 

I adore scones.  Any day really. Dry. Wet and inbetween.  They are just one of those things that get my tastebuds to tingling overtime!

 Spiced Blueberry Scones

You all know how much I love blueberries . . . they are one of my favourite things, hands down!  Mmmm . .. des bluets . . . c'est le monde de mon coeur.  C'est magnfique!!  C'est si si si bon!!  Bien sur . . .

Spiced Blueberry Scones

Today I decided to switch out my favourite Strawberry and Mint Scones . . . and change them to  Spiced Blueberry Scones . . . coz . . . one, I love these scones . . . and two, I love blueberries. 

You may want to check out the strawberry version of these as well. They are tres magnifique! And I don't say that lightly.

Spiced Blueberry Scones

But for now blueberry and here they are! Ta da!!  

Beautifully buttery and short, with just the faintest hint of spice . . . cardamom and cinnamon . . . and topped with sweet wild blueberry preserves . . .then baked until crisp and brown on the edges.

I like to use Bonne Maman preserves. They are my favourite and have the best flavour as well as having a high ratio of fruit in them. I hate jam that is all sauce and no fruit.

Spiced Blueberry Scones

Once cooled, these scrumptious babies are then drizzled with a lightly spiced lemon drizzle icing.

These always, ALWAYS turn out fabulously delicious!  Moreishly Scrummy!!!  Nom Nom Nummy!!!!

 Spiced Blueberry Scones

I bet YOU can't eat just one. If you can, you are a much better person than I am. 

I find it impossible to stop at one, but then again  . . .  it is like that with most things.  I am so naughty. These also freeze well without glazing, just so you know!

Spicd Blueberry Scones

*Spiced Blueberry Scones*

Makes 14
Printable Recipe

Crisp on the outsides, soft and buttery on the insides and scrummily moreishly good. 'Nuff said.

280g of plain flour (2 cups) plus more for dusting
95g caster sugar (1/2 cup)
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground cardamom
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
6 TBS unsalted butter, cold and cut into 1/2 inch cubes
240ml of double cream (1 cup heavy cream)
wild blueberry preserves (I like Bon Maman)

For the drizzle:
130g of icing sugar, sifted (1 cup)
pinch ground cardamom
1 TBS lemon juice
hot water as needed

Preheat the oven to 190*C/375*F/ gas mark 5.  Line two baking sheets with baking parchment paper.  Set aside.

Sift the flour into the bowl of a  food processor.  Add the sugar, baking powder and salt.  Blitz a couple of seconds to mix.  Drop in the butter cubes.  Blitz until the mixture resembles coarse meal.  Transfer to a medium sized bowl.  Stir in the cream with a fork, mixing it in until the mixture forms a soft dough.  Knead several times to bring it all together.  Lightly dust the countertop.  Tip out the dough.  Pat out to a large circle (about 10 inches in diameter) and 1/2 inch thick.  Cut out with a sharp 3 inch round fluted cutter.  Place onto the prepared baking sheets, leaving soem space in between each for spreading.  Reroll any scraps and repeat until you have used up all the dough.

Gently make an indentation in the centure of each with your thumb.  Spoon about half a teaspoonful of blueberry preserves into the centre of each.

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, until the edges are golden brown and they are dry and golden brown on the bottoms.  Remove from the oven and let stand for about five minutes before removing to a wire rack to finish cooling.
Sift the icing sugar into a small bowl together with the ground cardamom.  Whisk in the lemon juice and enough water to give you a smooth and drizzable consistency.  Drizzle this icing across the cooled scones.    Let set for 30 minutes before serving or storing.

Store in an airtight container for up to 2 days. 

Spiced Blueberry Scones

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  1. Oh my goodness do those look good! I did lemon blueberry scones for tea today, but with whole berries instead of the preserves. Guess what I'm making when those are gone??? Thanks so much for the recipe...I've printed it out.

  2. Well, those would certainly cheer me up! Hope the sun starts shining again soon.

  3. Well, it has been hot and sunny here in Kansas, USA, and I still printed the recipe to give it a try. I loved spiced blueberry jam I find at the farmers market, so I know these will be lovely.

  4. they look amazing dear Marie!! asolutely delicious ecause I love blueberries! send you huggs !!

  5. these look like such a great treat - love the cardamon in there!
    Mary x

  6. Delicious flavor but I found the recipe needed twice the cream even though I measured everything else carefully, which resulted in heavy, dense scones.

  7. Joan, because I am in. Amanda at the moment, I was able to take my moms measuring cups and measure everything on my s ale and with North American flour find it is more like 300g. These are a bit denser than normal scones anyways, but still quite delicious.

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  9. Canada, not Amanda, lol darned iPad!

  10. Made these today. Got them in the oven and remembered I hadn’t added the sugar. Was ready to just toss them but decided to bake them anyway. 🤦‍♀️Turns out with the glaze on them I didn’t miss the sugar. Delicious. Might even be better with sugar. Will try next time!

    1. I am so pleased that you made these and enjoyed them, even with the missing sugar! Thank you so much for taking the time to comment! xo


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