Sunday, July 01, 2012

Blueberry Buttermilk Scones


One, two, scones! It was a scone weekend for us at the household, as I was bitten by the scone bugs thanks to all the lovely Bake-Along bloggers. This time round I picked a recipe for Martha Stewart because I really love buttermilk in my baked goods. This is a free form scone. I transferred the dough onto a round cake thin, lightly patted and brushed it with buttermilk before baking. 


It was a very rustic looking piece of scones, perfect to go with a tall glass of milk in the morning. I would prefer to have this scone for breakfast than for tea. Once again, many thanks to the lovelies of Bake-Along, especially to Joyce of Kitchen Flavours, Lena of Frozen Wings and Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids and to the rest of us, Happy Baking and Have a Wonderful Week Ahead!

Recipe for Blueberry Buttermilk Scones
by Martha Stewart
Ingredients
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cake flour, (subbed with AP flour)
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
4 ounces (1 stick) cold unsalted butter, grated
1 cup (1/2 pint) blueberries
1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk (used full fat milk+ a dash of vinegar)
1 large egg, plus 1 large egg lightly beaten for egg wash
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Fine sanding sugar, for sprinkling

Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Whisk together flours, granulated sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Cut in butter with a pastry cutter, or rub in with your fingers, until mixture has the texture of coarse meal. Stir in blueberries.
  3. Whisk together buttermilk, 1 egg, and the vanilla. Drizzle over flour mixture, and stir lightly with a fork until dough comes together but a small amount of flour remains in bowl.
  4. Turn out dough onto a work surface, and gently knead dough once or twice just to incorporate flour. Pat dough into a 1-inch-thick round. Cut into 12 wedges. Transfer to prepared baking sheet. Brush with egg wash, and sprinkle with sanding sugar. Bake until golden brown and cooked through, about 22 minutes. Transfer scones to wire racks to cool.




11 comments:

  1. Lovely scones! I like it that it is a free-from scone! Looks delicious with the dotted blueberries! Thank you once again for baking-along with us, and am glad that you are enjoying your scones-making-bug! Wish you a lovely week too!

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    1. The pleasure is with me! Have a wonderful week ahead! Happy July!

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  2. yes, they are very rustic looking and blueberries! another great flavour in bakes! I havnt tried buttermilk in scones, i guess this brings a great light texture to your scones, you did a nice job in cutting out the scones too! Thanks again for your entry and you hv a lovely week too!

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    1. I love buttermilk not only in scones but in other baked goods as well. Its a pity that we can't get to buy buttermilk off shelves, I usually used regular milk and top with apple cider vinegar.

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  3. Ha ! Bitten by the scone bug ! lol These scone look so gorgeously yummy ! Come to think of it , I've been eyeing some scone recipe these past few days ! :D

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    1. Bake some scones, they are really wonderful!

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  4. wow, looks yummy!
    you're right, it'll be perfect with a glass of milk, tall one :P

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  5. I am a buttermilk fan too and a blueberry fan, so your recipe suites me to a T ;)

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  6. Eileen@Hundred Eighty Degrees10:59 PM, July 04, 2012

    Mee too, I am a buttermilk fan! Yours look tempting..yummy!

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