Blueberry Scones with Lemon-Lime glaze

 

Blueberry Scones:

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt (although sounds weird, Very Important – it brings out the flavor like you can’t imagine!)
3 tablespoons sugar
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold, cut in chunks
1 cup heavy cream, plus more for brushing the scones
1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Mix together the dry ingredients- the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Using 2 forks, a pastry blender or your hands (If you’re like me!) break the chunks of butter to coat the pieces with the flour. The mixture should look like coarse crumbs. Pour in the heavy cream into this mixture. Fold* everything together gently; do not overwork the dough. 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 this dough into 4 portions. Press each portion out gently on a lightly floured surface into a sqaure. Cut the squares in 1/2 on a diagonal to give you the classic triangle shape.Place the scones on an ungreased(not even PAM) baking pan (cookie sheet preferably) and brush the tops with a little heavy cream. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until beautiful and brown. No more than 2o minutes. Let the scones cool a bit before you apply the glaze.

Lemon Glaze: (My version: Simple & Easy )

1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
2 cups confectioners’ sugar (Don’t make the mistake of using regular sugar, you’ll end up with a lumpy glaze)
1 lemon/lime, zest finely grated (optional- depending on how strong you’d like the flavor to be)
1 tablespoon unsalted butter

Mix the lemon juice and confectioners’ sugar together in a microwave-safe bowl. Stir until the sugar dissolves. Add the lemon zest and butter. Put it in for 30 seconds on high. 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.The same glaze can be adapted with an orange flavor too. Just use orange juice, and orange zest instead of lemon/lime. I personally prefer the lemon/lime taste with the tart&sweet blueberry scones.Try this out, let me know if you have any questions. I would love to hear some feedback. Enjoy!

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