I don’t like an overly sweet breakfast. Those Ihop commercials with the huge stack of pancakes with whipped cream and sprinkles turn my stomach any time of the day. And that’s what is so great about these scones. They are densely buttery, just a hint of spice thanks to the cinnamon and with only a subtle sweetness.
This is probably the third scone recipe I have posted since starting lickedtheplate.com in September, 2015. I start with the same basic recipe but change up the flavors by adding a different fruit, nut or spice. The icing changes them up a bit too.
They are the perfect bite in the morning with a cup of coffee on the front porch with my hubby. Heading out there now.
Makes 8 scones. You’ll need:
2 cups ap flour
3 tbs sugar
1 tsp cinnamon (try substituting the zest from a lemon for a brighter flavor here)
1/2 tsp fine salt
1 tbs baking powder
5 tbs cold unsalted butter, cubed
1/2 to 1 cup blueberries (dry or I used frozen – they don’t mush up when you form the dough)
1 cup cold heavy cream
Preheat your oven to 425.
Combine the flour, sugar. baking powder, cinnamon and salt in a medium size bowl.
Cut in the butter with a pastry cutter or two knives. I don’t like to use my hands because it warms the butter and you want cold ingredients to keep the buttery layers in the baked scones. You are looking for a crumble consistency here with pea size lumps of butter left.
Add the blueberries and toss to combine.
Add the cold heavy cream and stir with a spatula to form the dough. Dump out onto your surface form the dough into a circle about an inch and a half thick by about 8 or 9 inches in diameter.
With a knife or bench scraper, cut your dough across the center into 8 even scones. Place an inch apart on a parchment paper or silpat lined baking sheet. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes until just browning. Let them cool (if you can wait) about 5 to 10 minutes.
While you are waiting patiently for the scones to cool, whisk 1/4 cup milk into 1 cup of powdered sugar. Add 1 tsp vanilla and you have a delicious icing for these scones. Just drizzle on top of the cooled scones.
Grab your scone, coffee, and your sweety and head to the porch!
For my other scone recipes visit lickedtheplate.com and type scones into the search button on the top right menu bar.