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Feb202013

Lemon-blueberry cream scones

I try so hard to eat healthy and cook healthy. Really, I do. But sometimes you just need some sweet-tart lemon scones made with an overabundance of heavy cream. What can I say? They do have dried blueberries in them, which are full of antioxidants. See? That's healthy!

 

Enjoy!

 

Lemon-blueberry cream scones

Slightly adapted from this recipe in Bon Appetit

Makes: 12

 

1/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp. sugar

1 Tbsp. plus 1 tsp. finely grated lemon zest

2 cups whole-wheat pastry flour

1 Tbsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. salt

3/4 cup dried blueberries

1 1/4 cups whipping cream

3 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted

 

1. Preheat oven to 425ºF. Line a large baking sheet with Silpat or parchment. Place 1/4 cup sugar in a large bowl and add 1 Tbsp. zest. Rub with your fingers until well combined. Add flour, baking powder and salt and mix well. Toss in blueberries. Stir in cream just until a dough forms. Knead gently just until dough holds together. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and form into a 10-inch diameter, 1/2-inch-thick circle. Cut into 12 wedges.

2. Transfer wedges to baking sheet, spacing evenly. Combine remaining 2 Tbsp. sugar and 1 tsp. zest; rub together with your fingertips. Brush scones with melted butter and sprinkle with sugar-zest mixture (you may not use all of it). Bake scones until light golden, about 15 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool.

Reader Comments (1)

Healthy enough for me! You can beat the combo of lemon and blueberry, in my opinion. These look awesome!

February 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLittle Kitchie

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