Lemon Blueberry Scones

Reader Contribution by Stephanie Bishop
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I woke up craving these this morning. It reminded me I should share the recipe. I made these a few months ago. I like scones, but find many recipes and store bought are so dry and taste like baking powder. I played around with ways to add a little moisture to the texture. A small amount of yogurt, honey instead of sugar, and far less baking powder than most scone recipes results in a moist, cakey mouth feel.

These are sweet, tart, moist and delicious. They are best served warm, right out of the oven, but can be warmed in the microwave for a few seconds if using at a later time.

Lemon Blueberry Scones

Yield: 8 scones

Ingredients:

2 cup all-purpose flour
6 tbsp cold butter
1 egg
1/3 cup honey
¼ cup plain yogurt
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
6 oz fresh blueberries
Zest of 2 lemons

Icing:

1 cup powdered sugar
1 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp plain yogurt
1 tsp honey 

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 375º

2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

3. Combine dry ingredients in bowl.

4. Cut in cold butter with pastry cutter until crumbles are berry sized.

5. Whisk egg, yogurt and honey together.

6. Pour wet mixture into flour. Mix just until combined and rough dough is formed.

7. Gently stir in lemon zest and blueberries.

8. Turn dough out on piece of lightly floured parchment paper.

9. Gently pat dough out to about 1” thick.

10. With a glass dipped in flour or biscuit cutter cut into 8 pieces. Dough can be formed and pressed together using all the edge pieces.

11. Place scones on parchment lined baking sheet.

12. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown and centers are done

13. While scones bake make icing

14. Combine powdered sugar, honey, lemon juice and yogurt in a small bowl with a fork until smooth. If icing is too thick add a bit more lemon juice.

15. Cool scones several minutes on a wire rack

16. Place parchment lined baking sheet underneath rack

17. Drizzle icing over scones. Garnish with more lemon zest

Best served warm. Yum!

Photos and recipe by Stephanie Bishop

Stephanie Bishop is an award-winning floral designer, cook, wedding and events planner, gardener and author in Central Wisconsin. Follow her aBetter Path Wisconsin, where she connects like-minded individuals about environmental, social and civil interests, and promotes green, healthy, sustainable living. View thousands of her food, floral and animal images on her Facebook page at Stephanie Bee and browse floral design ideas at Bishop Wedding & Floral Art. Read all of Stephanie’s MOTHER EARTH NEWS posts here.


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