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Blueberry Spice Scones

Updated on February 18, 2015
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Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 25 min
Ready in: 35 min
Yields: 10

Ingredients

  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 Cup White Flour, ( Can Substitute Half Wheat Flour)
  • 2 Cups Rolled Oats
  • 3/4 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 3/4 Stick Butter
  • 2 Tbsp Canola or Vegetable Oil
  • 2 Tbsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Tsp Nutmeg
  • 1/2 Tsp Cardamom
  • 1/4 Tsp Cloves
  • 1/2 Cup Heavy Cream
  • 1/2 Cup Blueberries
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt

Achieving a perfect texture

The most important quality of a good scone is the crumbly texture. There are two key components to achieving this. The first component is starting with very cold butter. Work the butter into the dry ingredients with your fingers as quickly as possible until it resembles sand or bread crumbs and clumps together when squeezed. Place mixing bowl in refrigerator. The second key step is not over-working the dough. Remove mixing bowl from refrigerator and add the egg, oil and cream mixture. Make sure to mix them just enough to wet all ingredients. The dough should be fairly thick and clumpy. At this point you can fold in the flour-dusted blueberries and second half of the rolled oats, then form the scones and place them in the oven.

Cooking instructions

1. Preheat oven to 325°

2. Place the flour, brown sugar, salt, spices, baking soda and half of the oats into a large mixing bowl and mix well.

3. Cut the cold butter into cubes, then work butter into dry ingredients with finger tips.

4. Dampen blueberries and dust them with flour, set aside.

5. Thoroughly mix the egg, cream and oil together and add add to dry ingredients and mix gently

6. Add blueberries and second half of oats, gently fold them in.

7. Promptly make 10 roughly shaped scones with a large spoon or scoop and place on lightly oiled baking sheet

8. Place scones in preheated oven and cook for 25 minutes

9. Remove scones from oven and allow to cool before removing from baking sheet.

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      Samuel Barrett 2 years ago from Douglas County, Oregon

      Thank you! I wish you success and hope you enjoy the scones!

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      Liz Elias 2 years ago from Oakley, CA

      These sound delicious. And you are correct; every scone I've ever bought from any of several bakeries or coffee shops over the years has been a disappointment; dry to the point of making you almost choke. Must be 'dunked' or washed down with large quantities of a beverage.

      I thought, because of these experiences, that I just did not like scones; I thought that's just how they were supposed to be, given the wide variety of places I'd had them. I gave up ever ordering them again. Even the scones made from the recipe in my "Joy of Cooking" cookbook were dry.

      I'll have to give your recipe a try, for sure!

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