It's already 4 days past Father's Day, but I think I best post this up to share with everyone. As we know Father's Day is a day that is not as celebrated as us mummy's day, I feel we should still show our love to our dads how much we appreciate them. :) Since I had the excuse of being too busy with my work lately, I decided to just make something real simple for my husband. Something that he loves of course....scones. :) I thought it would be so nice to surprise him in the morning with the smell of lovely blueberry scones...one of the simple joys of life! I got this great recipe from one of my latest cookbook "A Passion for Baking" by Marcy Goldman. However I did made some changes to the original recipe from fresh cranberries to blueberries. :)
I was a little skeptical initially, but turned out the scones were out of this world...a must try! The crusty outside and the soft creamy inside was a heavenly combination! And when you bit one mouth, the juicy blueberries counters the texture of the scones and making it moist, and just right, so each bite simply just melts away...yum! :OI intended to serve these scones with some butter and jam...but it was so good, we ate it all up just as it is! :) I have to say, besides my favorite cream scones, this is probably the best scones recipes I have. :) Can't wait to try them out? Here is the recipe:
Ingredients for Classic Blueberry Scones:
3 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp baking powder
3/4 cup unsalted butter, cut into small chunks
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 to 1/2cup heavy whipping cream
1 cup of fresh cranberries / blueberries
sugar for sprinkling on top
- Preheat the oven to 200°C and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, salt and baking powder together.
- Add butter chunks and mix in with your finger tips till it resembles bread crumbs.
- Make a well in the center and stir in eggs, vanilla and cream to make a soft but firm enough dough.
- Gently fold in the blueberries. Then knead the dough briefly on a lightly floured surface and pat down into a large round disc. Dough should be 1 inch thick.
- Cut into 2.5" or 3 " circles and place then on the prepared baking pan. Brush top with cream and sprinkle some sugar on top.
- Bake in the preheated oven till scones are lightly browned around the edges, about 15 to 2o minutes.