Orange Blueberry Scone Recipe

       orangeblueberry sconesMy mom use to make us blueberry scones at least once a month and oh man they were sooooo good. So the other day when I had a craving for some of moms baking I decided to whip up my own little recipe. Since becoming pregnant I have LOVED baking. Who knew? So how do I not eat them all? I eat the one or two treats I want and then send the rest to work with my hubby. Works magnificent.

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Hubby even admitted he is not a big scone person but he LOVED them he said everyone at work did too so I figured I would just be mean if I didn’t share the recipe.

Let me preface this with saying this recipe is no where near healthy. Sorry mom :/ But its amazingly delish!! That counts right 😉

 

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups of frozen blueberries (sorry, they’ve gotta be frozen)

1 medium orange

1/2 c sugar

2 c flour

1 TB baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

 

2 eggs

1/2 c milk

1 stick of COLD butter

 

Directions:  You can make scones with your mixer or a bowl and a pasty blender. My mom always used her pastry blender. I used our KitchenAid.

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.

Start by mixing the dry ingredients together: flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and zest the entire orange but DON’T throw it away. 

Now take that stick of COLD butter, did I mention it MUST be cold? Okay, now that we have that under control. Cube the entire stick of butter and slowly start adding the entire stick of butter to the dry ingredients.

Next measure out 1/2 cup of milk and crack ONE egg in your liquid measuring cup. Then grab that orange that you didn’t throw away and cut in half. Squeeze all the juice from one of the halves into the measuring cup and slowly pour in your three wet ingredients while your mixer is on low.

Your dough will be pretty sticky by now. PERFECT. Now take those frozen blueberries and pour them in. I use a spatula to mix all my blueberries in. You’ll see now why you want frozen. Otherwise they would smooth everywhere and you would have a blue scone.

Now take your dough out of the bowl and plop it on a floured surface and cut dough into two pieces and flatten them out into two mini pizzas. Don’t flatten to much though!! Now take a pizza cutter and slice them into 4 pieces each and then transfer to your baking sheet.

Now take that extra egg and use a pastry brush and brush some of the egg white on the top of the scones, then sprinkle some sugar on the tops and you’re good to go.

Bake 25-30 minutes and enjoy!

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