Monday, May 30, 2022

Blueberry Scones with Lemon Glaze




For this Memorial Day, I made some Blueberry Scones, and I'm having some blueberry tea that my sister sent to me. The pretty silver platter belonged to my paternal grandmother.  I think it's so beautiful.  The angel wing begonia is doing really well, but it's usual place is on an old milk can. 

A sweet friend sent me this Poppy teacup after my hubby passed away.  Poppies are the symbol for Memorial Day. We are free thanks to the brave. 

I thought I'd show you some of my shade plants.  I have several kinds of ferns and also the variegated flax lilies.

There's another angel wing begonia on my bird station. 



Riley graduated this past week and has my hubby's army jacket on, which he asked if he could keep. Riley will be serving our country and going into the Army this summer.  


My daughter works in the school system and was able to give Riley his diploma.  I was honored to be able to sit with her in a reserved seat.  

We sang "America the Beautiful" at the end of my church service yesterday and it made me cry for so many reasons.  πŸ’™πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ❤️



Yield: 8
Author: Kitty, but adapted from Tyler Florence
Blueberry Scones with Lemon Glaze

Blueberry Scones with Lemon Glaze

Oh my goodness, these scones are so light and the perfect texture. They don't have much sugar, but the lemon glaze adds the perfect touch. I cut the glaze recipe in half and it was the perfect amount.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (I omitted because I used salted butter)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold, cut in chunks (I used salted butter)
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup heavy cream, plus more for brushing the scones (I only had 1/2 cup heavy cream, so I added 1/2 cup of evaporated milk and it worked fine)
  • Lemon Glaze: (This is the perfect amount)
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1cup confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • 1/2 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 lemon, zested

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Sift together the dry ingredients; the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Using 2 forks or a pastry blender, cut in the butter to coat the pieces with the flour. The mixture should look like coarse crumbs. Fold the blueberries into the flour mixture. Take care not to mash or bruise the blueberries because their strong color will bleed into the dough. Make a well in the center and pour in the heavy cream. Fold everything together just to incorporate; do not overwork the dough.
  3. Press the dough out on a lightly floured surface into a rectangle about 12 by 3 by 1 1/4 inches. Cut the rectangle in 1/2 then cut the pieces in 1/2 again, giving you 4 (3-inch) squares. Cut the squares in 1/2 on a diagonal to give you the classic triangle shape. Place the scones on an ungreased cookie sheet and brush the tops with a little heavy cream. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until beautiful and brown. Let the scones cool a bit before you apply the glaze.
  4. Whisk the lemon juice with the confectioners' sugar, and add the butter and the lemon zest. Microwave for 30 seconds, and then whisk to remove any lumps. Drizzle the glaze over the top of the scones. Let set a minute before serving.

Thank you for your visit!  xo



27 comments:

  1. Hi Kitty, I love your sweet shade garden. I know your scones are delicious. Congratulations to Riley! If I hear America the Beautiful, I will cry too. Happy Memorial Day.

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  2. Kitty, Blueberry and lemon are the perfect partners and I wish I had one of your delicious scones this morning! Love your pretty poppy teacup and beautiful begonias. Your shade garden looks so cool and serene, especially as our temperatures are soaring. Congrats to Riley! Molly will soon be a twice-proud military mom! ♥

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  3. What a lovely post! Printing this recipe and gonna celebrate today with your lovely scones. I'm WILD about the poppy teacup...so appropriate for your post. Best wishes to Riley - how very special he has his grandpa's jacket. I just love that. Thanks for sharing. XO

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  4. This is such a sweet post Kitty, for so many reasons. You have such a pretty garden to have tea, love the shade and pretty plants. Lovely table for your tea, pretty special pieces and tea from your sister. Love the photo of Riley with your husbands jacket, so special!!!! The scone recipe sounds delicious. Enjoy the rest of this special day. Hugs.......

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  5. What a beautiful poppy teacup. We wear poppies on Remembrance Day (Nov 11 in Canada) to honour our Veterans.

    Looks like your grandsons are following in their grandfather's military footsteps...

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  6. Oh, Kitty - this is such a sweet post for so many reasons. And thanks for sharing your scone recipe. It's fun to try different ones. And how are fresh blueberries EVER a bad thing in any recipe, right???? I made cranberry orange scones last week but now need to make these! YUM! Thanks, as always, for your wonderful inspiration to get baking! ♥♥♥

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  7. Congrats to Riley. I know his momma is so proud. Your shade garden is lovely. I love ferns.
    What a sweet poppy teacup, so very special. Your blueberry scones look wonderful. I need to make some soon. Happy Memorial Day.

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  8. Oh my that picture of Riley wearing your hubby's jacket! What a treasure! I just love that poppy tea cup - I've not seen anything like that. This weekend I went to a one day estate sale and they were really just trying to get rid of everything so prices were all negotiable. I found a bunch of beautiful tea cups that were scattered around and lo and behold . . . all of the matching saucers were in a cabinet in the kitchen just stacked up with a bunch of odds and ends! I put together five sets and when I went to check out the lady said, "10.00 for all of them?" I should have gone back for more haha but I was exhausted after rummaging through all of the stuff in this house for over an hour! There are some real beauties so I'm working now on my new/old china hutch so I can get them all displayed and begin using them!

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  9. YUM! I just saved your recipe. Marty would love those! Beautiful tea cup and I have a poppy one too and love it so much. Congratulations to your handsome grandson. I know that you all are very proud of him. Adding him to my military list to pray for. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  10. Oh, Kitty, your poppy teacup and blueberry scones with lemon glaze are perfect for this holiday we just observed. I keep your grandson Connor and now RIley in my prayers. I am so thankful they have chosen to serve us in preserving our gift of freedom. Riley looks so handsome in your beloved's jacket. ♥ Your shade garden looks like a nice respite from TX heat, even if only in the morning before temps soar.

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  11. Blueberry scones with lemon glaze sound mighty good to me.
    Congratulations to Riley. So nice to have pictures to remember the event.
    I know you are proud of him and how special he has chosen to serve in the military.
    How sweet Riley asked for your husband's jacket.
    Enjoy your week, Kitty.

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  12. You must be so very proud of Riley. The photo of him wearing his grandfather's jacket is so poignant. And the beat goes on...

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  13. Congrats Kitty on Riley's graduation! The scones look and sound delicious. Thanks for the recipe to make them.

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  14. What a handsome grandson - and he is off to a great career! I envy your shade garden...I love a garden, but do not enjoy gardening!! I have no green thumb!

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  15. Wow that cup and saucer took me back to the late 50s. My parents had something like that.

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  16. Oh Kitty, what joyful days, congrats to Riley and his choice of service! The blueberry scones sound amazing, and your poppy teacup is beautiful!
    Jenna

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  17. i love making scones ... so easy, so light, so delicious. comfort food at its best!

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  18. Congratulations to Riley! What sweet post! Stunning teacup too. Greetings.

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  19. Congrats to Riley! I LOVE your pretty poppy tea cup!! so charming is your garden table settings too! Thanks so much for stopping by!! I hope you have a great weekend!!
    Hugs,
    Deb

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  20. The poppy cup and saucer is lovely for Memorial Day! The scones sound divine.

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  21. Congratulations to Riley! What a wonderful ceremony and honorable young man. Best of luck to him in the service. I'd love one of your beautiful scones with tea in that lovely poppy cup!

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  22. Hello, sweet friend. I am finally getting caught up on some blog reading. Congratulations to Riley! You must be so proud of him! May God bless you & all your family always.πŸ™❤

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  23. Congratulations to Riley.
    Always lovely to see your photographs.

    All the best Jan

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  24. Hi Kitty,
    Our very best wishes to Riley, and congratulations to you and your family! We are featuring your awesome post on Full Plate Thursday 592. Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us and hope you will come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

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