Sunday, September 4, 2011

Sunday Scones

Happy long weekend! This morning I woke up with a craving for some blueberry scones. So that's the post you're getting. Hope that's ok?  : )

This recipe is from "The Complete Canadian Living Baking Book". For those of you in the States or elsewhere, Canadian Living is a magazine here. They test a recipe until it's perfect and every once in a while put out a cookbook. These scones are soo delicious! They're a bit more like a biscuit, flaky and crispy.

Buttermilk Scones
Makes a dozen scones.
2 1/2 cups flour
2 tbsp sugar
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
1 cup buttermilk
1 egg
3/4 - 1 cup blueberries, optional

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or dust with flour; set aside.
2. In large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Using pastry blender, cut in butter until crumbly. In separate bowl, whisk buttermilk with egg; pour over flour mixture. Stir with fork to make soft ragged dough. If adding blueberries, carefully mix in with a wooden spoon. 
3. With lightly floured hands, press dough into ball. On floured surface, knead gently 10 times. Pat out into 10 x 7 inch rectangle; trim edges to straighten. 
4. Cut rectangle into 6 squares; cut each diagonally in half. Place on prepared pan. Bake in center of oven until golden, 18 - 20 minutes. Transfer to rack; let cool. 

** Tips - If you don't have buttermilk, I never do, you can make a substitute. Pour 1 tbs of vinegar into a measuring cup. And enough milk to make one cup, stir and let sit 5 minutes. Instant buttermilk! Also, I brush the tops of the scones with milk before I bake them. It helps the top golden nicely. 

Now enjoy your scone with a cup of tea or coffee. I really like lemon curd on a blueberry scone, but butter is always good too. What's your favorite variety of scone? 


  1. Mmmm, these look yum! I just bought lemons as I've had a hankering for lemon curd, it always reminds me of my Nanna!

  2. yummy! these look amazing. I'm still trying to find a recipe of cinnamon ones.

  3. They look delicious :). I just made some scones last week, I'd love to make more but my waistline won't thank me!!

  4. Guess what my Fella is having for breakfast tomorrow morning! He'll be very, very happy!!

  5. Those look so good! Believe it or not I had my first scone this weekend. A friend of ours made some scones with cranberries and they were so good. I will have to try this one!

  6. It's morning tea time here in Australia and I have the but sadly I am out of scones. I might just have to whip up a batch this week!

    Thanks so very much for joining in with my Pinterest party. It's only new so hopefully it will get bigger each week, thanks to lovely people like you Catie!

    Best wishes and hope your week is fabulous.

  7. Ok....YUM!! This is the second scone recipe I have seen this morning and now I think I am going to have to go make scones!

  8. I wish I could taste them! They look so yummy. Now I'm going to have to get some of my own... not good for my diet, but it will be worth it, I'm sure!

  9. They look so good!!I'm going to try your recipe.I wonder if there is a pumpkin scone. Then that would be my favorite.


  10. Those scones look great, lovely to have with tea :) Thanks for sharing the recipe at Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays.

  11. What a wonderful blog you have here! These scones looks delicious and your pictures are beautiful. I feel like I could reach into my computer and pick one up to eat! :)

  12. These look amazing!
    Adding them to my baking for the week :)

  13. I made these scones last night and it was delicious!!! It was your pictures that had me mesmerized and i had to make them 11:00pm at night. haha! I made mine with a lemon glaze and it was perfect! I think next time i make this im gonna try with cranberries and some orange zest... Thank you for sharing this recipe!!


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