I tried out this new recipe on Saturday morning and after my own taste test I wrapped them up for the neighbors to try… Nothing will secure your status in the neighborhood like the sharing of baked goods. So if you’re like me and you like to bake (but don’t want to be tempted) try this recipe out this weekend and then send it packing!
2 Cups of Flour plus a little more for berries
1 Tbls of Baking Powder
1/2 Tsp of Salt
1/3 Cup of Sugar
1/4 Cup of Unsalted Butter, must be very cold and cut into chunks
3/4 Cup of Cream
1 Pint of Fresh Blueberries the riper the better
Orange Zest about 1/3 of a large orange
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a large bowl mix together all dry ingredients : flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Use a fork to cut the cold butter chunks into your dry mix. It will look like crumbles of butter coated with flour. Grate the zest of 1/3 a large orange into your dry mix and blend together.
In another bowl mix together cream and egg. Once blended add dry mixture. Combine but do not over mix. Coat blueberries with flour (which will keep them sitting in your dough instead of sinking to the bottom of your scone).
Add floured berries to the mixture (taking care not to squish them into your batter).
Form golf ball sized scones and place on a greased cookie sheet (or use a silpat, I swear by them!) adding more orange zest on top of each one individually before baking. Bake for 15-20 minutes… enjoy!