Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Lemon and blueberry scones

Dried lemons

Dried lemons

Lemon and blueberry scones dough

Scones and tea with the Martha Stewart The New Classics Cookbook

Tea and scones with jam and Devonshire double cream
I was giving a wonderful gift from my friend from Seasonalpantry.com, dried lemons. Not sure what to make I decided to make lemon and blueberry scones.  I ground up the lemons and added about tablespoon of the the dried lemons to the batter. I was a little disappointed the taste of the lemon was too subtle for me. I think that the blueberries may have overpowered the lemon flavor. I found a recipe for dried lemon pudding so I think that I will try that. The scone recipe adapted from Martha Stewart Living Cookbook the New Classics.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for work surface
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3 tablespoons sugar, plus more  for sprinkling
  • 1  tablespoon baking powder
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled and cut into pieces
  • 2 large eggs lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup of heavy cream,plus more for brushing

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
  2. Sift together flour, salt, sugar, and baking powder into a large bowl. Using a a pastry or 2 knives, cut in butter until largest pieces are the size of small peas.
  3. Using a fork, whisk together cream and eggs in a large glass measuring cup. Make a well in the center of flour mixture and pour cream mixture. Slightly with fork just until the comes together (do not over mix).
  4. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured work surface. With floured hands gently pat dough into a 41/2 x 81/2 inch rectangle, about 3/4 inch thick. Using a floured 2-inch round cutter, cut into 8- 10 rounds, and transfer them to lined baking sheet.
  5. Brush the top of each scone with cream; sprinkle each with granulated sugar. Bake until golden brown and cooked through, 16 to 20 minutes. Transfer scones to a wire rack and let cool slightly before serving.


Read more at Marthastewart.com: Mummy's Sweet White Scones - Martha Stewart Recipes 

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