Blueberry Scones with Lemon Glaze

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Happy Valentines Day Ya’ll!

I decided to make some sones, but the problem is that many of the scones I have eaten before are soo dry. They are crumbly and taste like baked flour…yucky.

I finally have a recipe that makes some moist, flaky scones. This recipe yields 8 scones.

Ingredients:

  • 2 c. bread flour
  • 6 tbsp. cold unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 c. evaporated milk
  • 1 c. frozen or fresh blueberries

Lemon glaze:

  • 1/4 c. freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 14 tsp. chopped lemon rind
  • 1/3 – 2/3. powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. butter

First things first. . butter is the realest. Cube the butter and place in a bowl. Put the butter back into the refrigerator, this will ensure that is is as cold as it can be.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Whisk the flour, salt, sugar, and baking powder together. Next, get the butter and with a pastry blender or a fork, work in the butter to the dry ingredients. The texture should be crumbly. Fold in the blueberries very carefully, making sure the blue hue doesn’t bleed. Next, make a well in the mixture for the evaporated milk. Pour the evaporated milk and gently mix the ingredients until just settled. DO NOT OVER MIX or you’ll end up with a dry, rubbery scone.

Flour a clean surface and slab the dough on there. Shape the dough into a rectangle, about 11 inches in length and 5 inched wide. Cut the rectangle in half, then in fours, to get a total of 8 scones Place the scones on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and bake for about 15 minutes. For the last minute, when the scones look set and ready, I broil them to get the nice brown color.

Lemon Glaze:

Heat the lemon juice in the microwave for 30 seconds.

Remove from the microwave and whisk in the  1/2  c. of powdered sugar. If the mixture looks thin still, add more powdered sugar (1 tbsp. at a time), until its a smooth consistency with a tad thickness to it. Then whisk in the butter and lemon peel.

Drizzle the lemon glaze over the scones, and enjoy 🙂 If you poured too much glaze on the scones, and it ended up a bit soggy, put it back into the oven, broil for about 30 more seconds, and voila! It should be crispy once again!

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