These blueberry scones are light, tender, slightly sweet and tangy! This blueberry scone recipe rivals any bakery scone you’ve ever eaten. Buttery rich and popping with sweet and tangy blueberries!
Blueberry Scones Video
Scones are NOT biscuits. Although made with almost the exact same ingredients the difference is scones have the addition of eggs and biscuits do not. Scones tend to be a bit drier than biscuits yet when done correctly not really dry at all. Scones should be more on the crumbly side and biscuits should be airy, with light fluffy layers that hold up well to a gravy, jams, and jellies.
How to make blueberry scones
The best part of this recipe is the frozen grated butter. If you’ve never made a scone or a biscuit this way you must give it a try. This step makes all the difference in light and fluffy scones or the perfect layers in your favorite biscuit recipe.
Grate the frozen butter stick and place in back in the freezer while you prepare and measure the other ingredients.
Preheat the oven to 375ºF. In a large mixing bowl whisk the granulated sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and flour. Remove the grated butter from the freezer and gently toss with the flour to coat.
Toss 1 cup of fresh or frozen blueberries ( I usually use about 1 1/4 cup of fresh blueberries) in the flour-butter mixture to coat the berries. Make a well in the center. Add the beaten egg and heavy cream into the well and mix gently with a fork or wooden spoon, incorporating the dry ingredients a little at a time until the dough starts to look shaggy. DO NOT overwork. Lightly knead the dough in the bowl until it just starts to come together.
Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface and gently work into a 1-inch thick circle. Cut into 8 wedges.
Transfer each wedge to a large baking sheet lined with parchment, placing about 2 inches apart. Brush the top of each scone dough wedge with additional heavy cream and sprinkle with coarse sugar. (We use raw sugar.)
Bake for 25-30 minutes, until golden brown. These scones freeze beautifully as well. Just thaw and reheat or eat at room temperature.
Blueberry Scones Recipe
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 3 cups all-purpose flour (plus more for work surface)
- 1/2 cup frozen unsalted butter, grated
- 1 large egg, beaten
- 1 1/4 cups heavy cream, plus more for brushing the tops
- coarse sugar, for sprinkling
Grate the 1 stick of frozen butter, place back in the freezer until ready to use. Preheat oven to 375°.
In a large mixing bowl whisk the granulated sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and flour to combine. Add the blueberries and gently toss to coat with the flour. Add butter and toss to coat.
Make a well in the center of the flour-butter mixture, add the beaten egg and 1 1/4 cups of heavy cream. Mix with a fork or wooden spoon, incorporating dry ingredients a little bit at a time, until a shaggy dough forms (it’s okay if it looks a little dry; DO NOT overwork). Lightly knead dough in the bowl until it just comes together.
Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and pat into a 1"-thick round circle. Cut into 8 wedges.
Transfer each wedge to a large parchment-lined baking sheet. Brush the tops of each wedge with additional heavy cream and sprinkle with coarse sugar.
Bake 25–30 minutes, until golden brown.
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