Blueberry scones ブルーベリースコーン

japanese cake

Local blueberries are in season and there was a special at the local grocery store. I bought 4 packages of blueberries and my wife made blueberry bread. But two packages of blueberries were left. So, she decided to make blueberry scones.

Here are blueberry scones on the left and blueberry bread on the right just out of the oven.

Ingredients:

4 cups AP flour

4 Tbs. sugar (After tasting it, my wife thought maybe a bit more sugar and vanilla flavor would be good)

4 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. salt

10 Tbs. cold butter

1 cup cold milk

2 large eggs

8 oz cheese (brie, goat cheese, or cream cheese) broken into bits

8 oz blueberries. 

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl mix the dry ingredients from AP flour to butter. Use a pastry knife to cut the butter into pea sized pieces. Add the cheese and cut into pea sized pieces with the pastry knife. In another bowl combine the wet ingredients. Add the wet ingredients to the dry (#1). Fold in the blueberries (#2). The dough was extremely stiff and it was difficult to mix in the blueberries. Some of them inevitably got crushed. Cut into triangles or circles (#3). Bake in oven for 15 to 20 Minutes until golden brown (#4). 

This is like a biscuit with blueberries in it. It is very different from blueberry quick bread. We like it very much. It is perfect for breakfast or , perhaps, afternoon tea.

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