Blueberry So Hard

Disclaimer: I may or may not be obsessed with _____so hard. My kickball team is #ballsohard and it has started a vicious cycle into my obsession with the Jay-Z song.  Do not misunderstand, I have always been a bit obsessed with Jay-Z, but I didn’t use his terminology in everyday life until recently. So if my use of “Blueberry so hard, people want to eat me” will bother you…Well, get over it.

On Saturday my dear friend, also a member of #ballsohard, asked me if I would like to go blueberry picking with her. As you can see, my answer was yes. With my bounty of blueberries, I was left to bake.  Through our suggestions and discussions or recipes I settled on blueberry scones with a lemon drizzle. After a little bit of research and minimal adjustments to the recipe. These were amazing. Another batch will be whipped up this evening to distribute to clients tomorrow. My number one suggestion is REAL BUTTER and do not use all the drizzle.

Blueberry Scones:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold, cut in chunks
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup heavy cream, plus more for brushing the scones

Lemon Glaze:

  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 lemon, zest finely grated

Directions

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Sift together the dry ingredients; the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Using 2 forks or a pastry blender, cut in the butter to coat the pieces with the flour. The mixture should look like coarse crumbs. Fold the blueberries into the batter. Take care not to mash or bruise the blueberries because their strong color will bleed into the dough. Make a well in the center and pour in the heavy cream. Fold everything together just to incorporate; do not overwork the dough.

Press the dough out on a lightly floured surface into a rectangle about 12 by 3 by 1 1/4 inches. Cut the rectangle in 1/2 then cut the pieces in 1/2 again, giving you 4 (3-inch) squares. Cut the squares in 1/2 on a diagonal to give you the classic triangle shape. Place the scones on an ungreased cookie sheet and brush the tops with a little heavy cream. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until beautiful and brown. Let the scones cool a bit before you apply the glaze.

You can make the lemon glaze in a double boiler, or for a simpler alternative, you can zap it in the microwave. Mix the lemon juice with the confectioners’ until dissolved in a heatproof bowl over a pot of simmering water for the double-boiler method, or in a microwave-safe bowl. Whisk in the butter and lemon zest. Either nuke the glaze for 30 seconds or continue whisking in the double boiler. Whisk the glaze to smooth out any lumps, then drizzle the glaze over the top of the scones. Let it set a minute before serving.

This recipe is from the Food Network

Enjoy my little friends! Till later this week I wish you…

…lifetimes of paper raibows. W

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